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New Fender Pro Series P as second bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AntiCharmQuark, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. AntiCharmQuark


    Jun 9, 2016
    So I saw the Antique Olive P bass and kind of fell in love. Right now my main bass is a Rickenbacker 4003, which is great for some of the indie rock and punk sort of stuff I play, but I have been thinking about a P bass for some time to fill that more classic rock tone, and get something a bit fuller and fatter than the Ric.

    That said, I would like to expand more into Jazz and Funk, where the Ric seems to fall pretty flat. Is a P Bass versatile enough to play a classic walking bass line and also a cool slap line without changing strings? I know a J bass is usually preferred for these sorts of things, but I feel like getting another bass with 2 single coils would have too much tone overlap, and if I'm going to spend a fair amount of money, I want to get something quite different.

    Just looking for opinions/input.
  2. ((KamiKaZe))


    Aug 5, 2010
    if you buy it i can predict that your Rick's going to be your back up bass
    wncBass and nonohmic like this.
  3. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Have you played a P? I love mine but I don't use it for jazz or slap, don't care for that tone in those settings. Also, I don't think a jazz and Ric overlap very much at all.

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