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I played a P-bass with a tort guard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mrmatt1972, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. ...and I liked it!

    Went to my friend's house for a show (we live in a little town along the trans Canada hwy and they bring touring musicians and bands in for shows). After the show we jammed and I got to play the P bass. It sounded great. It looked good doing it...

    I kind if forgot about the no fuss factor that P basses bring to the party. I didn't once touch the controls. It was a blast.
  2. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    "You're welcome", said God
  3. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
  4. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    This is why musicians like 'em. Lets you concentrate on the music, not the instrument.
  5. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    Many of us have had the same experience. Welcome to the club. You may also want to try natural with a black guard, or black with a white guard, Mary Kay white with a gold guard, walnut with a black guard.................with a P the list can go on and on and on and ...............
  6. hondo4life


    Feb 29, 2016
    Yeah, but flats?
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  7. .....And we have lost another one to the hordes of the "P-bass cult". Have fun cutting that demonic circle out of tort.... bleh ... lol. Glad it was a good time.

    FWIW I'm not against a P, I just like other options better
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  8. Naah, you haven't lost me. My next bass is going to be a 6 string (possibly fretless) with active 3 band eq. It was fun is all.
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  9. Did you wash your hands after?..
  10. Did you have a spiritual experience?
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  11. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007

    You have found the true path, Grasshopper

  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I got away from them for years. I was too young to "get it" when I started on a P bass. Shiny (and pointy) basses grabbed my attention in the 80s and active basses took over in the 90s. Then I got a Fender Roscoe Beck Signature and thought I had found the Holy grail. I bought a 5 string P bass as a backup to the RBV. BAM. There it was. The tone and feel I had been looking for all along.

    @MarkoYYZ (Hammersmith) has a bass coming to me at some point that incorporates my favorite aspects of the P bass and the RBV. If it turns out 75% as good as I hope I'll be thrilled.
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  13. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man- Supporting Member

  14. lostreality


    Sep 2, 2016
    It's okay, we'll still be here for you once this phase is over
  15. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    This is sort of a Pbass. And it has tort and flats. It's also my #1

  16. You can't hide, from the Mighty P Bass!!!!! ""It will destroy you brother""" In my Hulk Hogan voice...ha ha
  17. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I really like this thread! It's really cool how you had such a nice experience playing a Precision Bass!

    I have to ask though, what did the tort guard have to do with it?
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  18. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Nice-looking axe. What is it?
    The pickup is closer than to the neck than a traditional P-bass, yes?
  19. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    Thanks. It's a Stambaugh. And the pickup is in the standard Pbass position but the 24 frets make it look closer to the neck.

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  20. Merit and credit should also be given to the pickguard colour ! ;)
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