'75 P-Bass with D'Addario Chromes: WOW!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mik75, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Mik75


    Sep 21, 2013
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Here you can hear my 1975 P-Bass with D'Addario Chromes (3 days old, played for ~15 hrs)
    I really love that sound, and it plays like a dream. The super brilliant highs of the Chromes are already toned down slightly.
    Next week, I'll get an EMG Geezer Butler signature PU for this bass. I am really looking forward to giving it a try!

    And, happy new year to everybody! ;-)
  2. markob


    Mar 2, 2010
    North Cali
    Really nice man. Just put a fresh set of 100's on my 94 G&L LB-100. Are those 100's or 105's? HNY to you.
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  3. Mik75


    Sep 21, 2013
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Thank you! These are 045-100 and I really love their feel, the tension, etc.
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  4. Bass4LifeRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    Slap happy new year? :)
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  5. Mik75


    Sep 21, 2013
    Frankfurt, Germany
    • Yeah, funky happy new year!
  6. firetec05


    Nov 19, 2014
    I happen to own a 75 Precision myself, totally a great all around bass!
  7. gjohnson441496


    Dec 14, 2014
    I don't know man. Once you get those new pickups on that bass you may never again leave your house!
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  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Neat! Good groove. Nice tone. Looks like you are having fun too. And that's what really counts.
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  9. fakeneckplate'65

    fakeneckplate'65 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Columbus, OH
    We're you plugged into an amp? Sounds unplugged to me.
  10. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I've gotta try to find some good flats. My 83 sounds so bright and grindy and I love that sound, but my Fernandes and Dingwall do it better. The best this bass ever sounded was with the strings I bought it with and I was a fool for ever replacing them :(
  11. osonu

    osonu Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2013
    Las Vegas
    Have you tried LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass? Love mine
  12. Mik75


    Sep 21, 2013
    Frankfurt, Germany
    The bass is plugged into a SWR LA8 combo amp. And yes, I am having some serious fun with that bass! :)
  13. Mik75


    Sep 21, 2013
    Frankfurt, Germany
    These PU's seem to be really good! ;-)
  14. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    I moved my P and J to D'addarrio Pro Steels, I know, they arent chromes, a few months ago. I had the same experience you did, I love them!! They stay bright forever and have great action and they stay bright FOREVER! That is what I like most about them. At this point in my bass playing, zingy and bright strings are my go to. If a string gets more than a month old, that is really pushing for me. So the Pro Steels are really ideal for me. I would like to try the Chromes one of these days, especially on my P. The lighter gauge is cool too. I mostly use .105 sets but I do occasionally like to go lighter, its a lot easier to play, a whole new experience.

    I also have a set of GXR P/J's on my P/J. They are really good pups IMO. Very warm yet pronounced and have a lot of punch. I dont think Ive tried D'addarrios on my P/J. Yet. I think I'll go get a set after work today and try them on there. I have some DR Neons on there at the moment. You'll have to be sure to comment here or over in the thread started about the GZR's about your exp with them.
  15. tbplayer59


    Jan 20, 2013
    Don't swap pickups. Keep it original.
  16. InsideTrip


    Jun 8, 2013
    Venice, CA
    Similar and recent experience here. Playing a P with Thomastik Flats. loved the sound. Then sold the bass and purchased another P which came with a set of Chromes. Fantastic live and vibe tone.