If you wanna rock'n'roll, go for the original.. but which one?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tsal, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. I like mine redheaded! Get the Daughter!

    29 vote(s)
  2. There's something about older ladies.. I dig the Mother!

    9 vote(s)
  3. Naw dude, these ladies aren't your thing at all! Get something else!

    5 vote(s)
  1. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Well gentlemen,

    My hunt for something to rock out with draws closer to end. Some of you said this bass would be the best for the job since the beginning, and I'm almost certain it will be my next bass.

    But which one. We have the original classic - which you still don't see much - and we have the slightly revamped later model, a proven classic but perhaps even too popular for someone who wants something bit more special? We are talking about '51 and '57 Precisions. Both are MIJ here. It's not only about the looks, so you might consider it tonewise too.

    So I let you to speak your mind. To help you, we have pics of the gorgeous contestants:

    What do you say then, the Daughter?


    Or, the Mother?


    Oh, and you might want to state what might be the reasons for your choice. I'm especially interested in what do '51s sound like.
  2. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Daughter..... no contest
  3. Agreed!

    The mother looks not bad for an old broad, but the daughter has the best voice!;)
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    Mother I'd Like to Play?
  5. Fleckbass211


    Mar 20, 2003
    My Room
    No question



    Keep Rawkin
  6. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Call me nuts, but for some reason, I'm seeing that Duck Dunn with black hardware (not literally). That would be nifty keen.

    Black ABM brige and some black Hipshot tuners. That'd make that finish sing. Well, to me, anyway.
  7. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Ponder, actually not so bad idea. That would work for the Mother even better, as the pickguard is black and the bridge needs to be changed anyways.
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I dunno, was picturing the Daughter with black hardware and a black pickguard, and it just didn't look as right as black hardware and the same white pickguard. Dunno why.

    Still say get the Daughter, give'er some new shoes.
  9. Or maybe a push-up bra?....;) :D
  10. Daughter, but I'd prefer a nice Sunburst or Natural finish on her.....
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    ...we're not talking about women anymore, are we? :confused:

  12. Go with the mother, everyone plays the daughter..
  13. Basho

    Basho Guest

    The daughter is much sexier.
  14. Im Tellin Ya, Red Ones Go Fasta!
  15. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    That mom looks like she got part of her nose shot off in battle. Go for The Red One!
  16. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Get the daughter. If you get the mother and your friend plays it, he'll go around saying, "I was playing with your mother last night!" :D
  17. For some reason, that I am really not conscious of, I would choose mother. Maybe, that Sting plays it, or just simply, that I like it more by its look? Who knows, but I vote for mother!