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A P-Bass with a attitude

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by guidedbassman, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. guidedbassman


    Nov 21, 2006
    malone ny
    Hey huys i have a Fender American P-bass and i want to make it sound like a Yammaha Attitude and i am looking for ideas ??????? Tell me what you guys think?
  2. prockbp


    Apr 16, 2004
    Fort Worth, Texas
    take it to the store and trade it in for an Attitude?..

    sorry, had to be done
  3. why would you want to do that?
  4. KYJazzy


    Nov 10, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    probably because attitudes are ugly

    yeah I said it :bag:
  5. brothernewt

    brothernewt Some people call me the stormtrooper of love...

    Apr 13, 2004
    Happyrock, OR
    Add a Gibson EBO pickup right at the neck... I think that's the essential sound difference.
  6. The pickups used in the Attitude are made by dimarzio and u can buy them. They would be your best bet to try and get the Attitude tone.
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I'm thinking don't ruin a nice P-bass. Just buy an Attitude.
  8. what do we think?

    at least we do...
  9. Dimarzio Will Power pickups...
  10. And a couple of Ampeg stacks.
  11. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Lineā„¢ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    Why would you want to downgrade the sound of your P-bass?

    If you really want that Yammy 'tude sound, got get a Yammy. If you still have the P in 15 years, you're going to slit your wrists if you make foolish trendy modifications to this instrument.

    all the best,

  12. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Get an Attitude bass. They're so good, you'll thank yourself and the P bass will never see the light of day again. If you must mod your P bass though, add a Woofer pickup at the neck, replace the split coil with a Dimarzio Will Power and wire the bass for stereo output. Also, take a dremel to the board for some scallops!
  13. The Will Power middle nails Sheehans clean tone.
  14. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I did it with an old MIM Precision. Miss it like the dickens.

    I haven't had a chance to play a real Attitude, but my MIM was darn close with a Dimarzio Model P and a 1964 Gibson EB-0 humbucker.

    I don't think I'd do it to a MIA Fender though.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Have you ever played a G&L SB2 , there is some major growl factor with them.
  16. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    "The Will Power middle nails Sheehans clean tone."

    Sheehan has a clean tone???

  17. dannoman


    Feb 3, 2004


    Noooooo, mines not ugly.....:crying:

  18. That was precisely what I thought :D
  19. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man

    With Sheehan there is dirty and there is dirty...

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