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Peavey Fury or MIM P bass..?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by raul, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. raul

    raul

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    Thinking of one of these P basses. And then putting a Wilde P 46 pickup in it! For big rock tones.
    What do you think? Any experience comparing the two? I can find a MIMalmost aanywhere. Or should I hunt down a Fury? The Fury neck looks comfortable and fast. But what about the build quality between the two?
  2. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    I have no experience with MIM P basses. I've had several Fender MIA P basses, though.

    And I have 1 MIA Fury.

    I would spend $200 on a Fury over $400 or more on a MIM P bass any day of the week. Actually, I'd take the Fury even if the Fender was the same price. Heck, if the Fury was $200 and the MIM Fender was $100, I'd probably buy them both and then sell the Fender for enough to pay for them both.

    My Fury already had a Hi-A (vintage Bartolini) pickup in it when I got it, but I would at least give the stock pickup some play time before I spent money on a replacement. The good thing is, you should be able to buy a nice Fury, a nice replacement pickup, and pay to have the pickup installed and the bass setup, all for less than the price of a good condition MIM Fender P.
  3. georgestrings

    georgestrings Supporting Member

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    IME/IMO, a *good* MIM Fender is a slightly better made instrument than the MIA Furys that *I* have played so far...

    The Fury will have a much thinner neck - even thinner than a typical Jazz, IME... The Fury will likely give a bigger bang for the buck, though - and will probably be more consistant, quality-wise...

    I'm definitely a fan of buying American whenever possible - but I have to say that I would take a good MIM Fender over the Fury that I owned...



    - georgestrings
  4. skidmarkbass

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  5. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User Supporting Member

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    IMO, Fury sounds better, Fender looks better. You're looking to swap the pickup, so I guess that goes out the window. Ergos of the neck are a matter of preference, and build quality is on par.
  6. Maxdusty

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    If you're concerned about the comfortable neck, I'd go with the Fury. Build quality is almost the same. As you're changing the pickup anyway, my only criticism of the Fury isn't applicable- the pickup. You'd also save money picking up the Fury instead.

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