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Let's See some Double P Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Resonance129, Feb 15, 2018.


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  1. Mammoth_Bass

    Mammoth_Bass Check out my band Mammothor!! Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Sandown, NH
    Just got my double P this past week and love it!!! 55C1BA09-6F82-4A1C-B261-B5774734B1D9.jpeg
     
  2. Resonance129

    Resonance129

    Feb 15, 2011
    Georgia
    Absolutely does. That's pretty cool. I'm curious to hear how that sounds.
     
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  3. Tom F

    Tom F Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    Union County, NJ
    I keep coming back to this one every time I check this thread - love the honest wear and character. Nice looking wood too. This will definitely influence things when I inevitably break down and build a new double p one day.
     
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  4. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    The custom designed Seymour Duncan 51 stack pickup in the Dusty Hill tribute bass is a great sounding pickup. If the pickups in this are anything like it, that must sound incredible.
     
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  5. Merc Montclair

    Merc Montclair

    Jul 25, 2015
    Austin, TX
    Jackson Fretless 2.jpg

    1987 Jackson fretless. Ordered it from Grover who couldn't have been more awesome to deal with and until about five years ago this was my main, even only bass.
     
  6. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
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  7. LanEvo

    LanEvo

    Mar 10, 2008
    Manhattan
    ^^^ I should have been more specific: I’m looking for an ESP PPJ ... that doesn’t cost $4500 ;) I’m interested. But not that interested LOL
     
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  8. sneha1965

    sneha1965

    Nov 7, 2007
    NOVA
    I completely understand your sentiment.

    Some of those prices were a bit shocking.

    A few listed in the vintage 50's and 60's Fender range of $9,000+.

    EDIT: That was with the 5% discount as well.
     
  9. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    I see a new Talkbass poll in the future: would you ever pay $4500 for an ESP bass?

    I predict we’d all actually agree on no.
     
  10. porterbass

    porterbass

    Jul 11, 2013
    Chicago
    This quickly has become my favorite bass...to the point that I just bought another identical one. This is the same pickup that's in the Fender CS Dusty Hill. With the neck pickup, it sounds like the Dusty. The additional magic happens when also blending in the bridge pickup...can get more focused, even with a grindy edge to it. Love the neck profile too.
     
  11. porterbass

    porterbass

    Jul 11, 2013
    Chicago
    Yes, this is the same SD CS 51 Stack pickup that is in the CS Dusty Hill...x2. Love the tone. And quiet. Lots of versatility with the 2 pickup configuration.
     
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  12. Abner

    Abner

    Jan 2, 2011
    Mississauga
    Nobody has yet pointed you to club?

    Dual P Pickup Club!

    Ah... maybe that's so we have an excuse to post pics of our basses again. :) (Like we need an excuse.) So in that vein... a pair of 1981 Vantage neck-throughs.

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  13. Benko

    Benko Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2014
    Tokyo, Japan
    The thing is...they retail much cheaper in Japan but there is a group of ebay seller that list them for US delivery with a big markup not even having them in inventory!

    The original seller is here :
    ESP/ORDER M-II TYPE BASS/中古/¥178000/状態:B+

    178 000 yens that would be about 1680 USD

    The PJP is here :
    ESP/ESP PPJ/新品/¥388800/状態:S

    388 000 yens so about 3600 USD

    Well, 3600 USD for an ESP still a lot though I'm pretty sure the quality is flawless
     
  14. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
  15. In a word … HUGE! :D
     
  16. rubberweed

    rubberweed

    Jun 7, 2014
    London, UK
    I am thinking of going the Double P route with this bass. I am weighing the options on whether to add a Reverse P or Std P configuration to the bridge pickup I plan on installing. What say the residents of this parish? fendertodblpornot.jpg
     

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  17. Rickter

    Rickter Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Fender Hoppus Sig isn't it? Nice bass!
    IF it was up to me, I'd reverse the neck config and do a standard toward the bridge, emulating the double P setup on the Warwick Buzzard, but that's just me.
     
  18. geof_

    geof_

    Apr 25, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    I’d leave that one as-is. Nice bass!
     
  19. CTBassGuy

    CTBassGuy Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Danbury, CT
    Nice! If you add another P pickup you’d probably have them in about the same position as my Vantage VP-710B. It sounds great to my ear.

    Vantage816X1088.jpg
     
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