Fender Precision

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by atreyucurse, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. atreyucurse


    Feb 22, 2005
    These any good for slap?


  2. chilliwilli


    Aug 17, 2005
    yea id say so

    Louis Johnson of the Johnson brothers is probably one of the nastiest slappers ever and he used a P.
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  4. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    haha I got really confused after that. I thought Talkbass messed up
  5. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005

    Also, brialliantly done, most original way i've seen yet! :p
  6. Tunaman


    Dec 26, 2004
    You could do better than a P for slap my man
  7. Texx


    Sep 10, 2004
    it´s perfect for me...
  8. marc40a


    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    While I'm a huge fan of the P, I don't recommend them for slapping.

    I'm not saying that you can't. I'm just saying that if you do, it's decidedly old school and very retro - Not the slap sound that we're accustomed to hearing.
  9. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Slapped P-basses sound fantastic! But as noted, they don't have the typical (overdone? ;) ) J-bass slap-sound. So, if you want to maximize your marketability, then you're possibly better off playing a PJ bass, or owning both P and J basses.

    My current #1 bass has just the one P pickup, and sounds great for slap. But I own another bass that does J-bass sounds. If a bandleader ever requested the J-bass slap sound, then I would oblige.
  10. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    I must add my .02 cents... my Squier P-bass sounds AWESOME slapped.. but my fender really doesn't have the.. "Thud" I guess that you need.
  11. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yes, they work fine. I happen to love the slapped Precision tone with dead roundwounds.
  12. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    +1 :D
  13. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    String spacing @ the bridge is a bit tight an alot of P's, some players appreciate a bit more space, I'm one of them. The tone is fine. The "typical expected" tone is also associated with players from the past so many consider it more "old school", but I think a P, set-up with slapping in mind can get pretty gnarly indeed!!
  14. joeyhimself


    Jul 17, 2005
    Just wanted to further mess with people and quote this. And say that it's a marvelously sarcastic way to point out the search function. Brilliant.