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Fender Precision Bass P-Bass Lyte?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Hey guys and gals,


    On the Fender Precision Bass P-Bass Lytes:

    - Where were these made?

    - How much is a used one in good shape worth?

    - Do they play well (generally speaking) and sound nice?

    - I assume that these are better quality than a standard MIM P-Bass, right?

    I have an oppprtunity to get one of these, just need to know more about em...

  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I'll try.....
    Sorry, no idea.
    Yes, they play well. As to how they sound that is of course completely up to individual preference. They have a P-J pickup configuration, so a decent P tone should be available at least. I personally don't like the P-J pickup configuration but others love it (maybe you will!).
    IMO, yes. However, if you want the "classic P-Bass" look, feel and sound, the Lyte will not offer that.
  3. One of the reasons you won't get true P bass feel with this instrument is that it uses a slightly smaller body than the standard P bass.

    I owned a MIA Deluxe Precision Plus which had the smaller body. As big as I am, it didn't "fit" me very well.
  4. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I think that the Lyte is comparable in construction and mission to an Ibanez SoundGear.
  5. JaggedB


    Jan 26, 2002
    Columbus, OH
    Aren't the new Zone basses meant to be "replacements" for the Lyte series? At least the MIM Zones. The American Zones seem to carry on the more modern look but with souped up electronics.
  6. Purs


    Feb 20, 2002
    I like mine alot.

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