NEW GIBSON P-BASS! Top secret designs REVEALED!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jeff_bass28, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    I recently came across a few photos of a new Precision-styled bass. These photos have been cleverly disguised through cartoonish artistic renderings on a childs dinner plate, possibly to avoid any flack from Fender (how clever of them!), but the Precision influence is clear.

    These designs are stamped with the Gibson name, however, photos of this stamp did not quite come out. I suspect the logo is infused with some form of stealth technology that prevents its being photographed; thus helping protect Gibson from any liability issues.

    The design appears to be straightforward (and left-handed!), with one unusual exception: a low-B string that appears to terminate over the pickup. I'm not quite sure how this is accomplished. Your guess is as good as mine!
  2. Wootsticks

    Wootsticks Guest

    Jul 26, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I guess that B string won't be anything but mellow...

    EDIT: The B doesn't have a string tree either! I have got to get my hands on one of these, my curiosity is aroused.
  3. -Kramer-


    Dec 9, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    I smell lawsuit.....
  4. Mo' Bass 00

    Mo' Bass 00

    Aug 15, 2006
  5. quasiz_bassist

    quasiz_bassist Guest

    Nov 29, 2006
    Erie, Kansas
  6. Well, "cartoonish" is certainly an apt description of the P-bass design. :smug:
  7. +1:eek::smug::eek:

    Does it come in black?
  8. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    These pics also need to be posted in the Chick Bass Players thread.
    She appears to have very relaxed technique and is using Todd's floating thumb method too.

    Will be very interesting to see if they plan on making them in a right-handed version too.

    SKATE RAT Guest

    Aug 22, 2007
    look again thats not a low "B" string.its a thumb rest.
  10. Rumblin' Man

    Rumblin' Man Inactive

    Apr 27, 2000
    Route 66
    Is there an upcharge for a right-hand version?
  11. Basshole

    Basshole Inactive

    Jan 28, 2005
    Correct. Sort of. It's an original "tug bar" that has been relocated for use as a thumbrest.

    If you look closely at the lower bout, I think you can see the original holes.

  12. hartke20g


    Apr 12, 2006
    miami, FL
    i can't believe you've all missed the most obvious of things....

    it's got a fretless maple FB AND it seems to have the gibson robot-tuners!
  13. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    This bass is currently available in packs of two (?) for $1.00 at Dollar Tree stores nationwide.

    Or one for $895 at Guitar Center; case not included... :eyebrow:
  14. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    "Friends Let You Be You" and to show a true sign of individualism... she's a bass player... I absolutely LOVE it!
  15. ROON

    ROON Guest

    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Ewww lefty.
  16. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    Who cares?

  17. morf

    morf Inactive

    Feb 17, 2006
    nice find :D
  18. flakeh

    flakeh Inactive

    Apr 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I'd tap it.
  19. jeff_bass28

    jeff_bass28 Guest

    Mar 21, 2006
    Slap it.
    Spank it.
    Funk it.
    Play with the g-string.
  20. funkateer86


    Aug 21, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    i hope they call it, "The Bedazzle Bass."