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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by renown, Apr 27, 2005.
Should there be a big difference in the sound of a 67 P Bass VS a 68 Telecaster Bass ??
not really...i love the telecaster basses more though
I would think that there should be a hugh difference. Pick ups, neck, wood, finish, smell
Yes, there is a big difference!
The telecaster bass has a single coil pickup, which gives it a totally different sound from a precision, which has a split-coil pickup.
Also, the tele bass neck has a maple fretboard, and the precision would probably sport a rosewood one - this is also a major factor in sound.
And finally, the tele bass is stringed through the body, whereas the precision has a regular bridge - this gives a diferrence in sustain.
Fingerboard wood is one of the biggest factors in the sound of the bass so i would say it would be a big diffrence and of course the diffrence with pick ups.
What he said!
Get a Dirnt Bass, best of both worlds.
IMO the pickup would make all the difference: the big bucker located towards the neck versus the split coil located in the middle.
As I recall, early Telecaster basses (don't know what years) had a single-coil pickup like the earliest Fender Precisions... that too would sound different than the split-coil.
A '68 Telecaster would not have the big humbucker IIRC.
But a Dirnt bass is essentially a precision, since it doesn't have neither the single coil nor the string-though bridge (instead it has a Badass one!)
I like my Dirnt...Tele look, precision sound...and a great one at that.
I love mine too!!!!
i dont like the dirnt, id rather go the '51 p reissue, the sting, or find a tele
Very nice Dirnt. I tried to attach a photo of mine (2-tone sunburst), but I'm having issues.
The best thing about the Dirnt is: They sound even better than they look!
I have also played the 51' reissue and the Sting. The '51 is great, I almost bought one, but I liked the Dirnt better. The '51 is probably the closest thing to a '68 Tele though.
All these instruments are very cool.