Boutique fan gets a mexican p....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by richnota, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    I picked up a used MIM P bass. Figured Id do a few mods (trying to get a little Pino Palladino vibe without visiting the Fender custom shop)....

    Got the bass for less than $300 shipped. Heck, the thumbrest on my Rob Allen custom mouse cost about that much. Would the bass work for me?

    The Fender sounds and plays great. Pure delight. I'm a convert.

  2. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I have one of the MIM 50's Classic P's; and it's a gem, thru and thru.

  3. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Congrats… I love that natural finish!!!
  4. Well, since you no longer need that Rob Allen, I'll just take it off your hands... :D
  5. richnota


    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    sure. just pick one....(free of charge*)


    * just pay $4500 shipping and "handling":ninja:
  6. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
    Ummmm i need to change the degree i am getting to something else so i can buy one of those each month^
  7. Awww......
  8. Dot Com

    Dot Com Inactive

    Jul 30, 2009
    Best colour combo ever!
  9. TheBasicBassist


    Jan 8, 2009
    Newark, DE
    Endorsing Artist: Rosado Guitars
    seriously. :hyper:
  10. Congratulations, you now have a bass that might actually work in the studio.
  11. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Inactive

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    What are the scale lengths on those Rob Allen's?
  12. black.rose1402


    Jan 10, 2007
    I have the same, love that bass.
  13. FenderP

    FenderP Supporting Member

    May 7, 2005
    Now you just need to get a Solid 4 ;)
  14. WildTrkey

    WildTrkey Inactive

    Mar 1, 2009
    Viva la Mexico! Here's my 50's fiesta:
  15. progrmr


    Sep 3, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    wow! So after spending all that mad $$$ on your boutiques are you going crazy??

    I am with you on the MIM P-bass...Just picked up mine after having sold one about 6 months ago..big mistake. Live and learn, but my new one is a great bass and a good player with that nice p-bass tone.

    Gonna drop some flats on her tomorrow night and really get that thump goin'!

    SWEET bass BTW!
  16. Soverntear


    Mar 17, 2008

    how do they work, i can see no pickups:bag:
  17. WildTrkey

    WildTrkey Inactive

    Mar 1, 2009
    Can we say "Pie-Zo"?
  18. WildTrkey

    WildTrkey Inactive

    Mar 1, 2009
    Rob Allen should be ashamed of himself. I'm sure he's not.
  19. When we were in Walmart, my wife was trying to be sarcastic by saying that a Walmart mountain bike costs the same as the saddle on my road bike. I just snickered.
    (She was right.)
    Thing is, a Walmart bike will get you just as sweaty as an expensive road bike.
    Just like a MIM will get you a good groove just like a boutique bass.
    You just have to ask yourself if you want to fly first-class or coach.

  20. And there is something nice about playing a less "______" instrument. My main player is a Zon Sonus, which I love, but I enjoy my Mexi Jazz, too. Lobster is great, but there ain't nothing wrong with PB&J!