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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 ****

    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.
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  4. 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.
  5. Bone

    Bone Supporting Member

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

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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


    Jul 26, 2011
    the new fender's kill!!!
  8. 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.
  9. 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..
  10. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

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