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P bass or MMHH

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Peace Cee, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Peace Cee

    Peace Cee

    Feb 9, 2011
    Aloha friends,
    This question is only for those who feel like "playing along". First, let me say that the Most High has blessed me with nice basses to play.
    Here is my "quandary"
    Tonight my band is palying a highly anticipated show. We haven't played for a while (strategically), and we are releasing a single from the upcoming e.p.
    My "signature tone" for this project has been my P. The old ep was mostly recorded with a P (One song with a Bongo).
    Recently, I aquired my dream bass, a MM Stingray 5 HH. I freaking love it. I want to play it tonight because I love it. However, I also love to play my P which also sounds great, and it is the bass I just have good, clean, simple fun on. We are also introducing a new keyboard player.
    Which one? Shiney new baby? or tried and true fun machine? Both are "fun", but for some reason I don't really even feel like I have to think with my P.
  2. allanhearn


    Apr 22, 2004
    bring them both and have a blast!!!!!!!!
  3. StevieMac

    StevieMac Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    I'd start with the new toy for sure but have my old friend close by just in case.
  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Depends on how much your rig helps you too and how much you trust your live instincts.

    The 'Ray, while very fine is new...the Precision is well, plug & play, tweak the amp for volume.

    Go with what you know you can manage, and keep complications to a minimum. Then you can concentrate on the performance.
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    I find that I much prefer active dual DC pickup basses such as Stingrays, Roscoes, Foderas, etc. live but tend to record with an old P bass.

    But in your case, I would only use the Stingray if you have had plenty time playing it in rehersal. No point adding the stress of screwed up levels or constant amp/PA tweaking to a gig like yours IMO.

    Good luck with the gig and EP!
  6. rob_thebassman


    Jul 26, 2010
    Normanton, UK
    playing bass since 2005
    tbh if I had a stingray in my arson of low end, I'd probably use that the most
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Bring em' both.