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Emperador P-Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nissanhej, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. nissanhej


    Jan 14, 2014
    Hi guys.

    I just bought this Emperador P-Bass style. The singer in the band said she had an old bass that she got from her father some years ago. She wanted ~100 Euros and i just bought it without trying it out or seeing it, she needed money and i had the cash.

    She took the bass to the studio and i played it with the band, omfg. This is one of the nicest basses ive ever played... It was a bit "hummy" in the electronics, but the build quality and feel of this thing... Its just plain amazing.

    Anybody knowing anything about Emperador? Googled a bit and someone wrote its an old Japanese brand.

    All other fokes that have tryed it now is equally amazed. I will never sell this thing in my life, thats for sure... :)



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  2. .
    My first bass guitar was an Emperador P-bass.
    Way back in about 1981-82.

    I should have hung onto it, it was a nice bass!
    I only sold it to fund the purchase of my Rickenbacker.

  3. 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
    It's like an Emperor with an "ad."
  4. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    Emperador was a registered brand of Jack Westheimer's stateside import company. The earlier ones were supplied by Kasuga in Japan, but yours looks to be from after production had moved to South Korea.
  5. nissanhej


    Jan 14, 2014
    Thx for the info!
  6. Heres my lovely 73 Emperador, made in Japan, different pickup and head shape to yours