NBD: Steve Harris Sig P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fcleff, May 26, 2018.


  1. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Picked it up today. It’s in really good shape cosmetically and functionally. Needs new strings and a setup, stat. The volume and tone knobs are a little tight against the pick guard. Sound is great. I look forward to plugging into the full rig soon.
    (I had to pick it up on my way to the weekend job at the liquor store, in case you were wondering about the backdrop.)
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  2. GeorgeBassPlay

    GeorgeBassPlay

    Apr 27, 2013
    Play her in good health….
     
  3. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    As I stated in my other thread about this bass, I was leary of the MIM designation. I have never played an MIM Fender that I liked until now. This bass is extremely well made and solid as a rock. It’s heavy but, as far as I can tell, not unduly so. Right off the bat, I think I will be really happy with this P Bass.

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  4. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Nice bass, @fcleff! What body wood is yours? I just got a MIM Precision, in CAR (alder), and it's no more than 8.4 lbs (bathroom scale method).
     
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  5. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    This one is made of solid maple. That accounts for the heaviness (around 12 lbs.). And I love that it has a maple fretboard. I love playing on maple.

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  6. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I love playing on maple cookies, eating them afterward...

    ... while I'm clothed, of course.

    Enjoy that bass, sir! 4" strap, at the very least.
     
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  7. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Maple on pancakes and waffles is good, too. Def gotta look for another strap.

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  8. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    You a west ham fan?
     
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  9. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    No. I know next to nothing about sports. But Steve is a HUGE fan. So much so that he had the bass made with the WH colors on the pinstripes and the logo decal. Now I feel like I should be a West Ham fan just in case anyone ever asks at a gig. Or if I gig in England I’ll have enough knowledge to keep from getting beat up.

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  10. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Just say 'The problem with Arsenal is they always try and walk it in'

    That'll be enough to keep you from getting beat up
     
  11. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    You see, this is why I love the the TalkBass community. They always have my back.

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  12. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    It's probably best to check crowd attire first, and adjust comments, accordingly...

    ... :thumbsup:.
     
  13. Nice! UP THE IRONS! \m/
     
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  14. led4thehed2

    led4thehed2

    Sep 29, 2008
    Indiana
    Looks pretty cool. All of the stock photos I see online make the bass looks terrible. And then actual owners take pictures of theirs, I think it looks a lot better. For some reason. I have no idea why.
     
  15. I’m forever blowing bubbles, pretty bubbles in the sky...
    They fly so high....
    @fcleff if this doesn’t make sense consider it homework for your new bass! :smug:

    Never tried a SH and can’t say I’m a fan of his but I do like the look of his sigs! It’s pretty much my ideal looking P. Just needs tort :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Congrats.

    If the knobs feel tight against the pick guard, the fix is a simple matter of loosening the screws on the side of them, raising the knob slightly and holding it in the preferred place while re-tightening the screws.
     
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  17. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    yep, that’s exactly what I thought.
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  18. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    That’s the wackiest story I’ve ever read. Funny you should post it as I had literally Googled ‘how to be a West Ham fan’.

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  19. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
     
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  20. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    Being a Steve Harris fan i could be ok with playing the blue sig.....but never the west ham...(also a Manchester United Fan)

    enjoy...btw how do you like that neck?
     
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  21. fcleff

    fcleff

    Apr 22, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Doesn’t bother me a bit. I’m partial to the thin, fast neck on my Geddy but I have no qualms with the bulk of this neck.
     
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