I feel stupid. Again

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Slaphound, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Slaphound

    Slaphound Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    Staten Island, NY
    I don't know what it is exactly but I don't like my new bass. I need to change strings or something.

    I ordered a 57 p bass from Ishibashi last month and I'm having a hard time liking it. I loved it for the honymoon period but there is something I don't like about it. I sold a Marcus Miller for it and I also have an Aerodyne. I took the flats off the Aerodyne and put them on the P bass but soon after I lost intrest in it. I started to think that Maybe Id like the '70 bass. It was finished natural Ash. Y'know the Marcus was Ash finished natural. Now I'm thinking its the neck. You know. A p neck. Its my first and I thought I'd like it so much. OH well. I suppose next year Ill be looking for a new one. :mad:
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Thats sad :(
  3. Well, if you're ever interested in selling that, you're in the right place.
  4. Slaphound

    Slaphound Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    Staten Island, NY
    I cant afford to lose any money now. I paid $725 shipped from Japan. I'd only sell it for that and I'm not willing to pay another 100 buck for shipping. :meh:
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It's sounds like the newness has worn off and you are about to start GASsing again. Just play more and focus on gear less. If GAS gets you bad enough, you will never be satisfied with anything for long. Take from a person who knows about this first hand. :oops:
  6. Slaphound

    Slaphound Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    Staten Island, NY
    thanks Doc
  7. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    this is good advice I think ...

    try to stop looking at gear for now and play that beautiful P more. There will always be another bass you will want, save for it.

    You can always use a P bass in any musical situation.
    - Tom
  8. I often think about selling my bass. It's really just not the right one for me. That said, it sounds good and plays great, so I feel a little guilty in not appreciating it as much as I feel like I really should. Until I am really ready to part with it, I am just trying to be thankful that I even have a bass to play. Some days I enjoy my bass more than others. More than anything, it helps to just focus on playing music as opposed to what gear I'm using.
  9. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Inactive

    Nov 20, 2005
    Thats a good bass. Hold on to it! If you want to try something good and cheap go to www. rondomusic.net.
    Try an SX Jazz or P-bass copy. They are unbeliveable.
    The neck and body wood surpass an American Fender.
    The Hardware and pick-ups are in the Mexican Fender realm.
    Slap a bone nut, Fender vintage Pups, and a Bad Ass on these and you have a bass that destroys an American Fender hands down! These are more like a vintage Fender than a FENDER is ! I couldn't believe it until I seen for myself.
    The fretwork is very good quality. With roundwounds on these I can get the action lower than my american Fender { Which I sold}. With flatwounds, you can have super low, tight playing action with no buzzes. Try an SX Bass. The bass plus the upgrades will run you about $300.00.
  10. Red701


    Aug 5, 2005
    pardon my ignorance and lack of on-topicness, but what is GAS?
  11. Gear Acquisition Syndrome. The need of new gear.
  12. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Stick it out and keep playing it. A good P-bass will always get the job done so it might just grow on you again over time. It sure is a looker!
  13. mindflow


    Oct 31, 2004
    thats hard. i have gone through a bunch of basses and just ordered one from ishibashi that i think is a keeper. and gas really screws you up when it GirL Aquisition Syndrome
  14. Maybe try some different strings.
  15. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It seems I've got the best of both worlds, a Marcus Jazz with '57 Reissue Precision neck and I love the bass. It too is getting a bit neglected these days but I'll still never part with it. Hang in there.
  16. +1

    Really, strings make a world of difference in sound.

    I once was getting a little tired of my Sterling until I put on a set of Low Riders.


    A whole new palette.
  17. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I use low riders on my sterling as well.
  18. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    very true!!! I was kinda getting a bit bored of my '73 P-bass, then I through some Rotosounds on there and I can't put it down!
  19. Off on a tangent, but I heard your stuff on Myspace. Not really feelin' it to tell you the truth, but I might check out your show on the 25th if time permits.
  20. Youngspanion,

    Keep the P!!!!!!

    Unless you have to sell it to eat or pay the rent (even then, find another way), I think most here will agree that down the road, you will probably regret it.

    Back in the day, I sold a lot of basses that I wish I hadn't. A good P Bass will always be needed in your arsenal and should hold value nicely.

    As others have advised, try some other strings and get a good setup, I'll bet you come to look at that bass as a trusty friend in the future.

    Just my .02 but I have been there, done that, and wore that T-Shirt. :)