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70 p bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by glutah, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. glutah


    Nov 5, 2012
    Salt Lake City
    Just did a session with a 70 p I am borrowing and considering buying. Got to play above the 12th fret a bit and damn, that thing sounds good but doesn't play that well. Are there any of them that play like a newer bass? My g and l's kill that thing as far as playability. I may have to figure out something to buy with my 2800 I have saved...the search goes on...
  2. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    While it's not the most ergonomic bass and doesn't have 24 frets any P-bass could/should be set-up to be quite playable all the way up the neck. It's possible the bass you played was set-up poorly, or maybe had a hump in the neck or excessive fret wear that made it difficult/impossible to hold a good set-up in the upper register.
  3. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    My A-neck '72P plays every bit as well as my #8 L2K across the entire board.
  4. Bone


    Oct 28, 2006
    better go custom.
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    The new Fenders are really good. Check them out & save some dough.
  6. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    the new fender's kill!!!
  7. glutah


    Nov 5, 2012
    Salt Lake City
    They don't though, I have played a ton of them and at least this one has a bottom that the new ones can't touch.
  8. Kevin aka Kebo

    Kevin aka Kebo Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2011
    Princeton NJ
    Owner - Kebo's Bass Works
    The bass needs a setup and most likely a grind and polish. After that your good to go..
  9. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Try a set-up. Mine plays and sounds like a dream.