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One more reason I love my P

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dave Bassincus, Apr 12, 2009.


  1. I was invited to a jam last night, wasn't exactly sure of the music, and brought my beater '89 Squier II P/w EMG's.
    As it turned out, the music was Tom Waits-ish, mixed with folk & country material on acoustics & electrics w/ mandolin. There was a SWR Workingman 15' combo, with all knobs set flat. I plugged in, turned down my tone knob, and was completely set. Playing with my thumb and controlling the sustain gave me a convincing upright tone (that blended well with the acoustic instruments), and the other musicians seemed pleased.
    The beauty is that we could have been playing Iron Maiden/Janes Addiction covers, and the P Bass would still have been completely appropriate.
    And people still ask "do I really need a P?"
     
  2. P are great and versatile basses IMO.
     
  3. pbassnut

    pbassnut

    Sep 27, 2004
    Falls Church, VA
    It's definitely the desert island bass ... a timeless classic.
     
  4. todd493

    todd493

    Oct 26, 2007
    I was just checking out a big block P last week and thinking what a great bass. Really great tone and just loved the neck.
     
  5. How does that Big Block pup sound? Like a MM or 2 J's?
     
  6. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    From what I remember when it came out, it's basically 2 jazz pickups side by side.

    Quite likely why the bass didn't sell; people wanted the MM and got Jaco. :)
     
  7. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
    Yep. :smug:


    I've never been able to try one out, but I dig the inlayed neck. Jazz basses shouldn't get *all* the eye candy. ;)
     
  8. Ezbass

    Ezbass

    Apr 3, 2008
    U.K.
    Mmm P bass, P bass good.
     

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