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New P-Bass Owner Here

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FreshTrooperXBL, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. FreshTrooperXBL


    Jul 24, 2011
    Wow I now know what playing a real bass feels like! To keep it short I've basically been decently satisfied with my Ibanez GSR 190 (the bass that come in the starter kits) until recently when I began to feel limited by its playability. It was great for the past 7 years so I guess I really did get my moneys worth out of it.

    Then I decided to give in and start the hunt for a real players bass. I walked into a Guitar Center and saw that the P-bass I've been playing (and really enjoying the most) was still on the rack. To my surprise they had a great deal on it. So its a black (w/ white pickguard) 2012 American Standard P
    ...and I really like it! :bassist:

    I think that GSR 190 got me hooked on the P tone from day 1.
    Also these basses come with cases (I didn't think they did), and long story short I got an upgrade to a nicer case free of charge.

    My ownly gripe would be that the pickguard was changed at some point (who knows why haha) so I'll have to go get a better one. Its pretty minor tho.

  2. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Why do some people put :bassist: at the end of their posts??
  3. R&B

    R&B Both kinds of music: Rhythm AND Blues! Supporting Member

    I'd be excited too if I had found "the one," as it seems the OP has.

    It's a sign of exuberance. Like this:

  4. SJan3

    SJan3 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I see. Thanks!
  5. rust_preacher


    Dec 17, 2009
    Congrats on the new bass. But... I find this post hard to believe...




    NO PICS NO BASS! :hyper:
  6. +1 No pic = no exist
  7. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    +2 NO BASS without PICS
  8. FreshTrooperXBL


    Jul 24, 2011
    No honestly it's real, yes pics soon. IDK maybe the pick guard was heavily scratched at some point ...I just know the original was black. I'm pretty sure its gonna be my player for the next few years.
  9. Nope. TB protocol demands pics. I cant tell if who is scratched or what is black. Without PICS! :D