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Reasons you need a P-bass:

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Salamenster, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Salamenster

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    Reasons you need a P with flatwounds:

    Solo'ed:

    (I had the recording on line instead of guitar, wich took out a bit of definition, but you get the idea. Listen to the bass drum/fundamental lock!)

    If you like my demo's/recordings, don't hesitate to check my channel.

    Every input is welcome. :hyper:
  2. Salamenster

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    125 thread views, yet only 38 views on the vids...
  3. Ric5

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    hmmm ...



    well ...




    I still thinking ...




    Sorry ...



    I got nothing ...



    :atoz:
  4. fuzzychaos

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    I don't.

    Why do P Bass guys always seem to need to justify the P bass? Yes, Jamerson was awesome and a P bass in the right context, sounds great to me, but I find them a bit limiting.
  5. peledog

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    Yawn

    Except for 'So What'
  6. ddhm

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    Never had a reason...still don't. Even when a P was all I had, I didn't like it. I can cop a pretty good P tone from my other basses anyways. Different strokes.
  7. UK Philip

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    i like how they take you right back to fundamentals. i feel like they are almost an extension of your body when you're particularly in the mood for playing.

    there's nothing like a precision - the pickup is so fun to work around - with all the simple yet brilliant tones you can crank out.
  8. jbednarski

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    Preaching to the choir here. I own 6 of them and a Jazz, a Sadowsky, Jaguar, Mustang, Gibson Midtown. I reach for one of the Ps 90% of the time. I liked the comparison videos.
  9. inthevelvet

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    I love the simple elegance and utilitarian nature of a P Bass. But honestly everyone doesn't need one. Lots of folks have made a living with other basses. If I were only allowed one bass, it might well be a P. But if it were a MM Stingray, life would be just as good.
    Nice playing BTW.
  10. bigmoosepi

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    No need for flats, thats what the tone knob is for. :cool:
  11. Mvilmany

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    To me flats with tone on 10 is VERY different than rounds with tone turned down.
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    You can keep the flatwounds. They sound fine and they work for othe people. When I use flatwounds, I don't play or sound like myself. I don't like 'em.
  14. faulknersj

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    Indeed my friend...indeed...

    The OP's vid didn't really sell it...but JJ's performance...yes indeed..
  15. bigmoosepi

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    yeah for sure, just stirring.
  16. Mastermold

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    I don't need a P-bass. Already have one.
  17. FloridaSam

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    No one needs a P Bass. Everyone needs at least 3. Early 50's late 50's and a 60's.
  18. P_bass

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  19. gidbass

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    because, its a P Bass...;) (with flats of course)
  20. ShowKing

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    I think anyone can play what they want. What makes one happy shouldn't come from another persons standards.

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