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Bass least like a P bass: Competition!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ehque, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    Even very "innovative" basses and manufacturers tend to vary from the Fender P in 1 or 2 aspects, while still remaining very traditional in other aspects. I'm looking for the bass which puts together the MOST number of innovations/changes from the standard-issue Fender P.

    Post your bass photo, then use the checklist below. Each difference (either the bass has something different or it does not have that particular feature at all) nets you 1 point! Tally up and post your score!

    Construction - 5 points

    Mass Produced
    CNC Machined
    Modular (Parts bass)
    34" Scale
    4 Strings

    Body - 19 points

    Solid Body
    Ash or Alder Body
    Wood Body
    Multi-piece Body
    Body made out of only one species of wood
    Symmetric Shape
    Double Cutaway
    No Laminate Top
    Flat Top (except forearm contour)
    Flat Back (except tummy contour)
    Anodized Aluminium or Plastic Pickguard
    Bent-plate Bridge
    Non-locking Bridge
    Fixed String Width
    19mm String Width
    Adjustable Intonation
    Adjustable Action
    Nitro or gloss Poly Finish
    Sunburst, Solid or Transparent Colours

    Neck - 24 points

    Wood screws used in Bolt-on
    3 or 4 Bolts
    Maple Neck
    Wood Neck
    1-Piece Neck
    One Truss Rod
    Single-Action Truss Rod
    No Reinforcement
    Maple or Rosewood Fretboard
    Wood Fretboard
    Non-angled Headstock
    String Retainer
    Open Gear Tuners
    Inline Tuners
    Parallel Frets / Same scale across all strings
    20 Frets/Fret Positions
    Nickel-Silver Frets
    Plastic Nut
    Dots on Edge
    Dots on Fretboard

    Electronics - 12 points

    One Pickup
    Only Magnetic Pickup
    Humbucking Pickup
    Non-movable Pickup
    Passive Pickup
    Passive Volume
    Passive Tone Control
    No EQ
    Passive Output
    Mono Output
    No Shielding
    No Series-Parallel
    No Mute Switch

    Total points available is 60. If you think i missed out something or put something wrong, post up! And please, no hating!
  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    From your criteria it looks like you actually want a P bass.
  3. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    Eh, no. The list is the description of a P bass.

    I want something that differs from the list as much as possible.
  4. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    I'll start:



    It's an Atlansia. I dont' own one.
  5. Dan B

    Dan B

    Oct 19, 2008
    Pittsfield, MA
    I see your Atlansia Oxford and I raise you THIS Atlansia Oxford!
  6. Darknut


    Apr 4, 2009

    As much as possible ... :)
  7. joinercape

    joinercape Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Hahaha! You have to win! All the right notes (and more)!
  8. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    More TUBA.
  9. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Ah, I see.

    Steinberger L2.

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