Fender Precision: would it be worth it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by r6mile, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Yesterday I went down to one of the music stores in my city (i live in Islamabad, Pakistan, and we only have 2 music stores) and I saw an original black P-Bass Standard for about 200 €.

    Considering the bass I own right now, how long i've been playing bass, my budget (200 € is a lot for me to spend), and my age (its all in here http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=234060), do you think it would be worth it?
  2. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
    Everyone needs a P bass.
  3. flatwoundfender


    Feb 24, 2005
    pbass's are great instruments. they're also the foundation of electric bass. I say get it. It's what I play.
  4. Classic5


    Mar 31, 2002
    200 Euro sounds pretty cheap. Is it a Mexican P?

    Make sure you try it out. Depends on the style of music you play as well. I personally think a Jazz bass is more versatile, so long as those single coil pickups don't buzz too much.
  5. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    +1, definitely.
  6. I'll ask if it's Mexican next time I go to the shop. It's a pretty small shop, and they only have 2 Fender basses (im not sure but i think that's it). They've got the black P-Bass for 200 € and a 100% black J-Bass special (with golden colored tuning keys and knobs) for 300 €, but i don't have enough money for that one.
    In the other shop they have exactly the same P-Bass, I'll just ask for the price as soon as I can (I live in Islamabad, Pakistan, and if you follow the news you know that things are pretty hot right now for foreigners).

    I am 100 % sure that if i buy a new bass its gonna be the P-Bass (they don't have many basses around here, i bought mine in Italy this summer), but what i am asking is do you think it would be worth it considering that i have an 8 month-old SX SJB-62 (copy of a J-Bass)?
  7. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Fife, WA
    no question in my mind - copy of a standard, or one of the standards of the industry.....hmmmmmm........

    P-bass it, brother bear!

  8. You said you're using school's amp for your gigs... - personally I'd spend the money on a loud enough amp of your own for gigs, then you don't need to ask school's permission if you wanna go and do a gig - your bass (from what I've heard about SX basses) should be good enough to last you till you've got enough money for a real fender...

    You could just stick some new pickups in it if you think it needs a sound upgrade - but if you've got your heart set on that p bass then go for it. Which do you think you NEED most? - your OWN gigging amp or that bass?
  9. Well I don't think it needs a sound upgrade, but again, I'm a noobie. Anyways I don't think I can find new pickups here so I'll drop that.

    My heart isn't set on the P-Bass, that's why I came here for advice, because 200 € is a lot of money for me.

    In my band, we all use 15W amps to practice, so for now I think I'm okay. The only concerts I have played were at school so I think for now I'll stick with mine until we all buy new amps.
    But if I decide to buy a new amp (I change my mind very quickly), how loud do you think the speaker should be, and how much would it cost?

    People also tell me that! I hate it when they do that!
  10. well..for live gigs yoou'll probably need 100-150 watts at the least if you want to be able to hear yourself over the drums...how loud is that amp at school? - if it does you well at school then its probably loud enough - if your the only bass player at school, you could ask them when you finish if they'll sell it to you for a reasonable price...you never know - my mate borrowed an old bass from school once which nobody used and they told him he may as well keep it...
  11. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
  12. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    I'd say go for it, too. You already have a J style bass. Adding a P bass to the arsenal would leave you set for a good, long time.

    Buy it and enjoy:bassist:
  13. GET THE P
  14. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Guys, he said it was a Standard P-Bass. Standard's are Made in Mexico.

    Get the P-bass. Everyone has to own one.

  15. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    If the serial number on the headstock starts with 'M' then it is Mexican.
  16. I agree with everyone else that a P-Bass is definitely a good thing to have. Since you already have an SX J-Bass, why not get one of the SX P-basses?

    I don't know how much shipping or exchange rates are but I do know that there are SEVERAL P-basses on the Rondo site priced between $99 and $109 USD.

    Those may be viable options for you.
  17. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Buy it! You will not regret it. :cool:

    (Unless you owe someone money and they send a hired goon to collect. Then you will very clearly regret it.)
  18. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    A Huge +1.
  19. mobax

    mobax Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    If you like the Precision, you can't go wrong. It goes everywhere.
  20. mattvon


    Jan 22, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    +1, once you learn to play a P, you'll be well prepared for any situation.