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A piece of P bass history

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Doctor J, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    P being for Philo, of course :)

    There's a music expo on in Dublin at the moment, incorporating an exhiition of Phil Lynott artifacts including his main P bass. Nice.

  2. Reed James Eng

    Reed James Eng Commercial User

    Sep 25, 2010
    Manteca CA.
    Reed James Custom Pickups
    cool looking Bass Man
  3. Jaegermeister


    Sep 30, 2010
    Nice one what kind of Pickup is this a Dimazo ?
  4. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Thanks for sharing!
  5. EdHunter


    Jan 14, 2010
    Dammit, I wished I lived in Dublin...
    Prolly going to Uni at TCD (provided I can get in!), so not long to wait....
  6. Sketchy


    Jul 15, 2010
    Bristol, UK
    Holy hell, that bass looks nice. What is the pickguard? It looks really good against the black and maple (and I'm not usually a maple fretboard person).
  7. Crumbs


    Jun 24, 2010
    Meath, Ireland
    It's called a mirror pickguard as far as I know. I have one on my (Squier) p bass, which looks eerily like Philo's, except for the maple neck.
  8. Sketchy


    Jul 15, 2010
    Bristol, UK
    Note to self: Get black bass with mirror pickguard and maple fretboard.

    Reason: It looks awesome.

  9. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    i don't think that was Phil's main bass. Most places with info about Phil's Fenders list the maple neck bass as the backup to the rosewood one. Also, looking at most photos the rosewood did not have the second pickup or the BadAss bridge.

    Phil did put mirror pickguards on all of his basses including the Ibanez Roadstars and the Roland bass.



    Phil with the unmodified maple fender....

    Phil with an Ibanez Roadstar...

    Phil with a Ric

    Phil with the Roland..a synth bass with the synth guts removed.
  10. Bassdirty

    Bassdirty Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2010
    Is it me..or Does Phil look like the Purple Pieman?

    Maybe its just me...

    Cool P bass tho.
  11. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005







    Just going on what the little sign says, this bass is still kept by Phil's mum.

    Given what he did to his Roland basses, I don't think he was a stranger to modding and instrument as required.
  12. Mrdak

    Mrdak uber bass geek baby!

    Feb 1, 2006
    Middle GA
    Purple Pieman lol.....how about Jay Leno :smug:
  13. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada/Motown
    Greetings from the North,

    Back in the day I saw Thin Lizzie open up for Queen in Ottawa. And yes folks it is true.....Phil Lynott stole the show. At the time I wasn't a fan but I became one that night! He played that Black P Bass with the mirror guard and I thought it was so cool that I put a mirrored pick guard on my new at the time black 76 TBird the following week lol. Freddy Mercury was cool but Phil's talent & charisma on stage was just too awesome.

  14. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    Wow, you certainly found better pics than I could. :)

    I was just going by what i read while I was researching building a replica of Phils black P bass...mine is going to be the stock rosewood version. Someday i'll get it finished.
  15. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    It's a great looking bass in the flesh, good luck with your build.
  16. Nibody


    Jun 12, 2012
    What, like this...


    Has recently been further improved by addition of a 70's P logo, Wilkinson Tuners and a Fender Neckplate.

    Hello from over the pond at BasChat btw!
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