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Everything Beyond the P Bass is G.A.S. & You Know It.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AboutSweetSue, Apr 9, 2020.


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  1. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    I’m not discounting other basses. I think each is its own, but I compare everything to that P Bass with flats.

    Every bass I’ve tried since...it’s unique, but it doesn’t have the “IT” factor. There is only one

    My Gibson.
    The Gretsch.
    The Hofner.
    My Fender J.

    All trying to improve or offer its character to the tone.

    You can’t beat it. The only bass that beats a P with flats is an upright.

    Of course, this is just my opinion.
     
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  2. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    Oh dear
     
  3. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    You know it’s true.
     
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  4. thabassmon

    thabassmon

    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    If one has other basses with rounds, then would a Pbass with flats be GAS?
     
  5. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    You know it.
     
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  6. thabassmon

    thabassmon

    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    I do know that a P Bass with flats would cover a lot of types of music. But I also know that I'd rather be playing a double bass when playing bebop. I also know that playing in a chord chord melody style the range of a P Bass with flats might be too restrictive, in the amount of strings, number of frets and upper harmonics present, chord voicings options.
    But at soul gigs a P Bass with flats is great.
     
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  7. Aren't you the guy who said that using rounds makes you more of a guitarist?
     
  8. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    Yeah, that came out horribly. That’s not what I meant at all.
     
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  9. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Always nice to end the day with a laugh.
     
  10. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    In copying an upright, no other bass does it as well.
     
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  11. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    except my fretless Wishbass... :)
     
  12. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    It’s my opinion. Not sure why you find that hysterical. Well, I guess I see why.
     
  13. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    Maybe. Trying to find that up right sound in a bass has been a lifelong journey. I’ve tried a few fretless, but they don’t even come close in the bottom end.

    A P with the right components is the closest I’ve gotten.

    Edit: A Hofner with flats...
     
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  14. Jefenator

    Jefenator

    Aug 22, 2008
    Oregon
    I expect this thread will be 10 pages long by morning. :thumbsup:
     
  15. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    MmmHmm.

    I really believe it. I was shopping for a truck one day. My wife said that I was comparing everything to the original that I had been interested in. Got me thinking that she had a point. If I’m comparing to the original, then the original is what I should get. In some cases, there is no comparison.

    It’s a simple tool. We’ve tried improving on it...that is our market today.
     
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  16. Ukko

    Ukko

    May 28, 2007
    You know it for you. and that's fine. I don't know any such thing. I don't own a P. None of my other basses have a P pickup. If you gave me a Precision I suppose I'd keep it, but spend my money on one? Nope. Trade one of my basses for one? Double nope.
     
  17. funkifiedsoul

    funkifiedsoul Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Rob Alan
     
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  18. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, chaat enthusiast Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    I'll bite, why not, chalk it up to the rona.

    The Church of Leo has had more than one schism.

    Some are P fundamentalists. Man if you like it stick with it.

    I love all of Leo's creations, especially his later work. I guess that makes me a Leo Universalist.
     
  19. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    "Everything Beyond the P Bass is G.A.S. & You Know It."

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  20. AboutSweetSue

    AboutSweetSue Guest

    Sep 29, 2018
    A bite is good, a few fish in the pond is better than none.

    Southern sayings made up on the spot that just happen to make sense for some reason.

    Describing the tone you chase is difficult.
     

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