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hot rod p-bass? trade my mia jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve-o, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    should i trade my new jazz for a hot rod p-bass.
    in sunset orange. jazz neck. p-pup and jazz pup.
    what should i do?
    please help.
    can i get the hot rod to sound like a jazz?

  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    No. You should trade in this thread - which you posted in the DOUBLE BASS forum - for one just like it on the BASS GUITAR side. Need a hand?

    And a-WAAAAAAY we go....
  3. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    man! i was in a hurry. is my face red!:D

  4. ndjx


    Oct 26, 2001
    How about you save your money for once instead of buying stuff constantly which I've tend to notice you do. You could've had a really nice bass rig by now but you've spent it on so many different things! But I would choose a Hot Rod P-bass so trade it in and never trade again.
  6. Rod B.

    Rod B.

    Jun 11, 2002
    Well, I have both. No, the HRP does not sound like a jazz with both pups full. It's a unique sound, one I liked soloed, but have never liked it much in a band situation. Maybe on 1-2 lines, and that was a borderline call.

    I find you turn the bridge pup about 75% and get a P with some bite. You turn only the P pup on to get, well a P. Those are really the only sounds I find useful from it.

    Of course, YMMV.

    Should you trade? Only if you love a P more than a Jazz.
  7. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
  8. FatCity


    Apr 30, 2002
    Lexington, SC
    Endorsing Artist: Howard's Crispy Fried Chicken Skins
    FYI: The Hot Rodded P-Bass has a P-Bass neck, not a Jazz. I've got one and love it, but the bass is more P than J.


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