Pbass lyte club?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FenderBender82, Nov 17, 2014.


  1. I don't believe there isn't one already! I have no idea how to start a club here but it should be done. Mine has stopped me from justifying a new bass purchase for ten years.
     
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  2. MarkoYYZ

    MarkoYYZ Commercial User

    Jan 31, 2012
    Toronto
    Hammersmith Music
    I think you just started the club.
     
  3. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    I'm in!! 1996 P Bass Lyte Deluxe!!

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  4. I guess so
     
  5. Man!
    That looks great!
    Tell us about the body.
    Definately not basswood.
    (At least not what is showing.)
     
  6. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    I'm in, but I doctored it up a bit...

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  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
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    There's mine. A 95 with EMG PJ's and BQC preamp. I don't use it so much anymore, but for a few years it was my main bass.
     
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  8. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Well we sure are an exciting bunch.
     
  9. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    With a 22 fret neck, is it the downsized body? What brand of tuners? A Schaller bridge? And how "lyte" are they?
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Downsized body made of lighter woods (basswood or mahogany), thinner neck, smaller headstock. The tuners and bridge are made specially for it, and mine clocks in at about 7.5 lbs. Can't get an exact fix on it because I use a bathroom scale and hold it, then weigh myself without it.
     
  11. IMG_0078.JPG IMG_0079.JPG I'll be in as soon as I purchase this beauty from a coworker.
    1996 Precision Bass Lyte Deluxe.
    I think it is very well worth his $300 asking price.
    I know how he is with his stuff.
     
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  12. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    The fact they sell for around $300 is the reason I kept mine and did the mods. Wasn't worth it to sell it. They're a great value in terms of quality construction and playability. I wasn't unhappy with the stock electronics (except the buzzy, anemic bridge pickup) but the emg package was a tremendous upgrade.

    I think mine was 7.2lbs before the refin, 7.4 after. The original tuners looked a lot like gotoh mini tuners.
     
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  13. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    That is SOOO Sweet!! I love everything about that bass!
     
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  14. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    The body is significantly down sized. Mine weighs 7.0 lbs. Fujigen era Japan-built.

    Some detail shots:
    TWO.jpg AA Back.jpg AA Bridge.JPG AA Head Better.jpg AA Head Back.jpg
     
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  15. I never tire of looking at nutdog's P Lyte.

    I had one as my main bass many moons ago, buying it new in 1990 or so. It was stolen a couple of years later, and I still miss it. Great instrument IMO, with an incredible thin, fast neck. I need to pick another up sometime...I've taken a run at a few on here, but just haven't found the right one. I'd like to get a photoburst one like I had before. Prices seem to be a little higher than what people have mentioned here - I haven't had any success getting guys to go below about $500 for one.

    Anyway, good to see this club running. With any luck, I'll be joining it someday, but until then I'll just admire the postings here! :)

     
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  16. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    wow - these basses are light! I'm jealous!
     
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  17. lel95

    lel95

    May 14, 2010
    sunderland, UK
    I have a '94 Plyte, it's an absolutely brilliant bass! Lovely neck, great tone and its so comfortable.

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  18. TonH

    TonH

    Jan 26, 2011
    The Netherlands
    I just picked up a '89 P-Lyte in Montego Black. Weight 3.2 kg (7.1 lbs?).

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  19. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    It makes me feel fancy to play it.
     
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  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ya Nutdog, you're definitely King P Lyte. Looks a million times better than the stockers.
     
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