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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by greendayjustin, Feb 8, 2004.
Would you rather have a '57 or '62 reissue Fender p bass and why?
I would probably take a 62. I like the pickguard better. But I do like a maple 57. I dunno. Either of those is worth more than my vehicle.
I would go for the '62 reissue because, I really like Rosewood boards. I also think they look nice.
Truth be known, I would rather have the Vintage 62 P, but that's out of my price range for now.
To me one of the best bass sounds in the world is a P-Bass with a maple board...
George Porter Jr
...and on and on...
give me a '57 P, and short of that, one black '57 RI please!
Treena, this may be the first thing we actually disagree on!
I would think you couldn't go wrong with either. It would really be a matter of which you liked the look of better.
Personally, I like BOTH.
definitely the '57 with the anodized aluminum pickguard. plus, those colors are just so sweet. very pretty bass.
I'll take the 62 Ri because I already own a 57'
the 62 Pbass a REAL Rock machine!
Matched with ampeg CL it's pure rock tone.
I haven't played the '62, but I did play the '57 one week ago.
WHAT AN INSTRUMENT!
An old friend of mine had a '65 Precision, so I know what a Pre-CBS P-bass sounds like; this '57 reissue was right there. If I wasn't looking for a good 5 sting right now I would have bought it right there.
I imagine the '62 is just as nice. Looks wise, I'd prefer the '62 becauase like Treena, I like rosewood boards.
If it were a present, either one would do.
Everyone should put these basses on your list to be checked out.
I always liked the 57, Black with Gold Pick Guard, Maple neck
I prefere the 62'. I am a big Jamerson fan and also rosewood and sunburst, well it don't get better than that. I might be wrong but isn't the 57 got a slightly different head stock shape, could just be me. I guess it comes down wether you prefere maple or rosewood, both amazing basses.
57' because Sting has one?
I just bought a new MIA 2002 and got the chrome, the PG, and SHAZAM! Instant '62! But it is a great instrument too. Now, I want a '57 look-alike.
I'd get a '62 RI cause I'm a Jamerson fan, Sunburst and Rosewood is the way to go, although I'd get either a Sting or a '51 RI for the Maple P-Bass feel.
I do like the look of the '62 better, but when you see the '57 in real life she is gorgeous!
Check them both out. The sound clip for the '57 is pretty good, but the '62 is very low and kind of muddy.
If you are looking for a good 5 string i highly recommend a trip over to brooklyn to check out Sadowsky. Hows things going for you?
What neck do you like?
Maple or Rosewood.
other than pickguard, only difference.
I have owned both.
Rosewood with Flats.
Maple with Roundwounds.
I was thinking of the wrong bass.
Still go for 57"
I kinda like the 57 myself.
Well, like others, I would totally dig having the set. But, I'm mostly a rosewood man, so it would be the '62, maybe in black or Olympic White. The sunburst looks nice, but the black and white slay me. 'Course I'm mainly playing my black '78 which has the black pickguard and rosewood fretboard, and sometimes I just like to look at it.