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P basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rolfskylark, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Rolfskylark


    Nov 27, 2013
    Does anyone else think P basses are a bit boring looking?
    I love the sound but I have to say the body shape is a bit over rated in my opinion.
  2. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    Oh boy...
  3. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Viewing this site on my phone, I thought the exact same thing as your post. I scroll down, see your response, and smile.
  4. GrumpiusMaximus

    GrumpiusMaximus I've Seen Things You People Wouldn't Believe

    Mar 11, 2013
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Rolf, you're a young guy. You've made an interesting bass.

    I'm just putting that there to try and defuse this thread before it even starts...
  5. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    When I was young I found the P bass the most boring thing on the planet. 30 plus years on I'm still a Thunderbird guy but I have like 5 Precisions in the arsenal. Don't underestimate the Precision Bass.
  6. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Too late.
  7. Boring? ...perhaps.

    Classic? ...certainly.

    Comfortable? ...Completely.

    Sound? ...fantastic.

    Aaaaaaaannnnnd... we're done.
  8. ...oh... and, who's making the popcorn?
  9. I hate the way they look when I own one, and as soon as I get a different bass I start GASSING over P's especially the looks. Does that make sense?
  10. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    Some threads are started out of ignorance, others out of stupidity others still to be provocative. This one is just a bit boring looking, IMO.
  11. garrett23rd


    Feb 7, 2014
  12. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    They look great and not at all boring. That is all. Over and out.
  13. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Thank You. :p
  14. Scott Sauna

    Scott Sauna

    Oct 12, 2012
    I would say that next to Gibson basses, I think Fender Ps are the best looking out there. But I am extremely against boutique and coffee table looking basses, or anything exotic looking in general. The P bass sounds great and has the classic look.

  15. Umm... THIS!!!
  16. I think all of the designs from fender and gibson from the 50s and 60s are totally timeless. If they were made yesterday it would seem normal.
  17. milkman-27


    Jul 4, 2009
    You could just Bedazzle the P-Bass. Then it would not bore you so.
  18. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
    This is what I tell my students when they say that something is "boring":

    The only thing in the world that is boring is a person who is bored. Everything else is subjective.
  19. Boring? Definitely not. P basses are dead sexy to me. Perfect. Are they fancy? Have woods I can't pronounce? Gold hardware? 500 dollar electronics? Nope. Thats just the way I like it too.

    Simplicity is elegance.

    Over rated body shape? Millions of P bass owners over the past 50 years would beg to differ.
  20. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Does anyone else think the Ampeg B-15, (or for that matter the Hammond B3/Leslie 122) are over rated?

    (Only asking, because I own both, and find them to be unmatched by anything made today).