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...and lo-end's next bass will be... *drumroll*

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lo-end, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I have decided on my second bass. I am going to buy a Fender American Series Precision Bass in black with a rosewood fingerboard. Im gonna put in some Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound for P Bass pickups and a Badass2 bridge, since I have them in my Squier right now and I like them a lot. I also might install a white pearloid pickguard to make it look a little cooler.

    And then after that I might think about straplocks or new tuners or something like that.

    Just thought you guys would like to know. :D
  2. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    Thats pretty cool. I wanna get a Fender P bass, with just a p-pickup and no j pickup, but none of them are avalible lefty :(

    Remember to post some pics when you get it. :D
  3. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Congrat's lo-end!
    P-basses are great basses. You have almost the exact opposite of painting as I have on my Sterling....

    My Sterling's a white body (and headstock) and a black pickgaurd. hehe.

    Hope you like it. :)
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Shoot, get an American P-Deluxe, and don't waste your money on new pickups ... AND get some monster J-pickups in the deal.
  5. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    why would you want to replace the tuners? on any instrument let alone this one?
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Give Hipshot Ultralites a try :) . Lotta $$$, but worh it...

  7. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Not to side track it... But while on the subject of tuners, I've always been curious, I know they make locking tuners for guitar, but what about bass locking tuners?
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Sperzel used to make locking tuners for bass(and guitar), used to be standard equipment on Carvins. I don't know if they still do.

    As far as a locking nut, I don't think that anyone has ever made one of those for bass.
  9. Didn't Hammer make a few locking nuts for the "FLOYD ROSE" equiped basses? Just incase you ever needed to double a Steve Via Solo.
  10. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Well, I've heard locking nut's alter your sound and add sustain... I wouldn't want my sound changed, but it'd be nice not to have to worry about tuning, other then when I put new strings on and they're stretching... :)
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Actually, I was not aware that Floyd ever made bass tremoloes.
  12. I think your right so far the only thing I can find info on is a Steinberger system.
  13. looks like it was Kahler in about 1984 that did the tremolo bridge for Hamer.
  14. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    man, I love attention! :D

    Well, I wasnt actually thinking about putting tuners on it, I was just listing it as a possibility for future upgrades... I kinda like the tuners that come with the P bass!

    And Im definately replacing the pups. I have QPs on my Squier and I love them. They are WELL worth the $60.
  15. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    oh yeah... I dont like P Bass American Deluxes for a few reasons:

    1: They have a strange body shape that I dont like. :eek:

    2: I like the looks of a P Bass with one pickup better than ones with two.

    3. I dont have that kind of money!!! ...geez! ;)

    4: The knobs are mad confusing, and I dont like to be bothered with those things. I have enough trouble tweaking my amp as is. Plus I have to keep that little "cheat sheet" on the pickguard until I memorize what each knob does... :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the advice anyway, guys, but I have already decided on my bass and you cant change my opinion!! :p
  16. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania

    I used to perfer passive basses too... But than I really realized how to use active basses... I always used to think "Why do I need an EQ on my bass, when I have an EQ on my amp?!"...

    Than I actually thought about it logically (like 3 years after I bought my first active bass), and realized that the EQ on your bass decides what the signal going into your amp's gonna sound like...

    So, for example... If you want your bass to sound as if it naturally has really expressive lows, you just boost the lows on your onboard preamp. It works quite well, just gotta get the hang of it...

    I hope you're glad with whatever you decide on though. Precisions are incredibly basses though. :)
  17. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    The only Floyd Rose I am aware of for bass was one that was modified by/for Foley who played piccolo bass with Miles Davis.

    As for the Sperzels, I have them on my Curbow 5, and I am using them on my new 6 string fretless Curbow, and the new rockwood neck for my Peavey Pallaedium bass. They are the best tuners I have ever used. Great turn ratio, and once they are in tune, I almost never have to adjust them--even after a rough ride in a gig bag.

    And, if anyone is looking for a lefty PBass, try www.southpawguitars.com

    They specialize in lefty instruments, and they had a good assortment of lefty basses.

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