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1971 P Bass vs. 1964 P Bass

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Tonegasm, Mar 1, 2013.


  1. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
    Recorded some quick clips comparing my '71 and my '64 Precision Basses. Volumes and tones open full bore and both are strung with D'Addario Chromes (the 64's strings are fresher). Drums are at a very low level in the background.

    Clean, fingerpicking behind pickup cover, no effects other than compression. 1971 P Bass goes first, 1964 P Bass @ 0:35.


    Clean, fingerpicking in front of pickup cover, no effects other than compression. 1971 P Bass goes first, 1964 P Bass @ 0:25.


    Clean, picking behind pickup cover, no effects other than compression. 1971 P Bass goes first, 1964 P Bass @ 0:25.


    Dirty, picking behind pickup cover, effects are distortion and compression. 1971 P Bass goes first, 1964 P Bass @ 0:23.


    1971
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    1964
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    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 16, 2014
  2. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    I kinda like the 71' better.
     
  3. me too, the '64 sounds kinda harsh, at least when distorted. Probably just the newer strings though
     
  4. SBsoundguy

    SBsoundguy

    Sep 2, 2011
    Los Angeles
    The 64 distorted would cut like a knife in a mix. I like the more versatile 71 though.
     
  5. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
    Thanks everyone. I feel that the strings on the '64 need time to dull. They're still very lively.
     

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