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P bass special...is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pil, Aug 8, 2005.


  1. pil

    pil

    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    I want a p bass, i like the sound - but ive already got a j bass that im very happy with...

    The question is, it worth getting a P bass special - or just go for the P?

    I have done a search for this but couldn't find anything relevant.

    Thanks in advance :bassist:
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Which one, are you talking about the new active P-bass sp0ecial out of Mexico or what?
     
  3. oldrocker

    oldrocker

    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    I picked up a 4 year old MIM P bass special on the Bay.

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    For me it was worth it. An inexpensive way to get the P Bass tone with a Jazz Bass neck.

    If you like the Jazz bass neck go for it, If you prefer the wider P bass neck just go with a P Bass
     
  4. Does this P-bass special has a Jazz-bass-like neck? Didn't know this.
    edit: just visited the Fender website, and I don't see this model. Do they still make it? I always like this bass, a friend of mine has one, but never played it, but sounds and looke great.
     
  5. JohnBarr

    JohnBarr

    Mar 19, 2004
    Central NY
    Fender issued a P-bassSpecial a couple yrs ago. The ones I've seen have a gold anno pick guard and retail for just under $600. P body, J neck, P/J pups
    IMHO these are fine guitars. I recently played darn near every bass on the wall in the local Daddys and it blew everything else away for tone, balance, and neck.

    I don't want to come off sounding like I've been around the world. I'm not a pro player, but I do annoy most of the local shops regularly and play everything I can get my hands on.
    If I had the $$ I'd be on one of these like white on rice. I think they may be one of the best buys out there in that price range.

    John
     
  6. oldrocker

    oldrocker

    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY

    P Bass Special

    New ones are Active. Mine is Passive.