Dumb P-Bass question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lenorules1950, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. lenorules1950


    Aug 20, 2004
    Meriden, CT
    Here's my quiery- My Mike Dirnt Signature Precision has the old-school "slab" Precision body, but it has a shoulder contour. The '51 Precision reissue I played didn't have the contour. Did the body change at all between '51 and '56?
  2. Yeah, the body became contoured around '55 I believe. I think when the Strat came out in '54 with its contoured body, players obviously liked the contour and suggested that the P do the same. Although in '57 it changed drastically to better emulate the Strat.