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Played a 70's Fender P bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by madbassplaya, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Had no idea my buddy had this. He's a guitarist and it was his old mans. His dad bought it when he was 15. Had a good tone and was fun to jam on!

    Couple of photos:


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  3. ShirazBop

    ShirazBop FS: Ampeg PB250 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Greensboro, NC
    Sweet! 70's something looks like.... Heavier or lighter?
  4. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Yea, I believe it was a 70 something. Didn't feel too hefty. Killer tone.

    And i'm not a "this is vintage so it sounds good" kind of guy. This really did sound good! :)
  5. If I saw that bass for a good price in a guitar shop, I'd take that home for sure. I like that color.:)
  6. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Godofthunder bassist for Knight Patrol Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    I'm not a p bass guy either but I do admire their simplicity and place in music history. I'm a Gibson kinda guy but even I like using P once and a while ;) [​IMG]
  7. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I wasn't a P bass guy either, until December of 2011. Now I own three, and always have one with me at practice.
  8. Nobody


    Jul 14, 2004
    I don't think you're supposed to say "not a P bass guy" on talkbass. ;-)
  9. They'll get over it or they won't. I'm just not a Fender guy at all, let alone a P. :D
  10. FourtyOneHz


    Dec 16, 2012
    Yeah, it seems like a sacrilege, doesn't it? After a P bass is 'the' bass, everything else is just competing for second place. :D
  11. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Let's not turn this into something it's not...

    I played a cool vintage P bass. :)
  12. Pet Sounds

    Pet Sounds

    Mar 8, 2009
    Cool indeed. This dates to 1974-early 1976, based on the headstock logo and position of the thumbrest, BTW.
  13. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    i cant hardly believe "tort" or "flats" hasnt been mentioned yet! come on guys!! i am a thunderbird guy myself but i gotta have a couple Pbasses, and a couple Jazz as well they are just industry standards, IMO......
  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008

    Tort is cool

    Flats suck ...

  15. I'm not a P bass guy either and I've never even considered owning a fender, but I do respect that P basses do what they do well. If it wasn't for my Yamaha BB fretless, I might've gone for a vintage (original or re-issue) P bass for that buttery tone on the mellow stuff.
  16. TexasTodd


    Jan 10, 2013
    I love all basses :)

    ...even the P bass hanging on my wall (with a tort and half rounds) :)
  17. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    I have a P with tort and flats, it's got .105-.050 d'addario chromes, I call it my workout bass. Playing it is like resistance training for my hands. :)

    great looking p bass I'm guessing 74-76.
  18. I have a sincere question for all of the non-fender players. Have you ever played Blues Bass; live, for money, in a band?
  19. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Hehehe......nice try, MBP, but you know how humans are! They can't resist an opportunity to turn even a simple, complimentary thread into a battle of opinions.

    I think it's cool that you found yourself liking the tone from that mid-70's P bass.
  20. j.kernodle

    j.kernodle Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    that's good times right there ^
    I may have to signature quote that.

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