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New Music Man Cutlass vs Fender P Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zwish, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. zwish


    Nov 3, 2009
    Curious if anyone out there has any experience between these two basses. I currently have a Fender Classic 70's P Bass that I'm really liking but it is for a band that tunes down to Drop C#. I'm looking to add a second bass for other bands that are in E Standard. I previously owned a Stingray and loved the feel but just get along better with P Bass style pickups. Tonally is the Cutlass pretty similar sounding to a P Bass?


  2. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    I think so
  3. Sounds and looks like the pickup is slightly closer to the bridge.
  4. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Northeast OH
    Nope... the Cutlass pickup is right in the sweet spot.
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  5. Badwater


    Jan 12, 2017
    I like features and sound of both. Although I don't own them.
    The MM has the 6 bolt neck and heavy thick bridge. And the truss rod adjustment wheel and cool headstock.
    The Fender has the pickups & pickguard, finished neck with blocks, and the ideal position of the jack hole.

    If there was a bass combining these features, It would the the ultimate P-bass design.
  6. zwish


    Nov 3, 2009
    I can't tell from the photos, but does anyone know if the Cutlass pickups can be swapped out with after market pickups or are they a proprietary size? Thanks!
  7. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    The Cutlass pickups look more rounded, but any P pickup would probably fit fine. The pickguard would need modification.
  8. outoftune

    outoftune Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Looks like this one has been routed a bit to fit these Duncans
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