Pearl Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fearceol, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Browsing a local forum I came across a guy who was looking for info on a "Pearl" ( same brand as the drums) bass which he had recently bought (he did n't say where). It's very similar to a Fender Precision. I never knew Pearl made basses and most people here were surprised. :confused:

    Anyone else ever come across them ?
  2. DaBassman


    Mar 25, 2002
    Oneonta, NY
    I've seen "Peal" basses from China.......
  3. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006

    Thanks for that, but this is definitely "Pearl". :)
  4. adronchase361


    Jun 8, 2008
    Pearl made basses? I've never heard of that before...
  5. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    Not the same brand.
  6. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006

    Aaahh !! That could be true, but the logo on the headstock looked the same as on drums. :confused:
  7. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
  8. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
    I have one. Made in Japan, 1991, originally sunburst, I have bought her in 1993 from some guy who painted the body white with some soft lacquer - you could scratch with your nail to it! So I stripped it down to the original sunburst and (having the soft spot for natural finish at that time) I even sanded down the sunburst and kept there just a thin layer of base clear coat. The black strips on sides of body I left. The neck is amazing player, rounded edges, white binding, no less. Maple + dark, dense rosewood board, perfect frets.
    Body is of unknown heavy wood, not alder, not ash..

    The specs are imho so true to Fender that I suppose that could be called a lawsuit copy by Pearl factory. I have seen since only about two or three basses like that on the net.

    Sound - i love it:

    Tracks 13 to 16 are with DiMarzio model J which have been there since I bought it and Track 05 is with SD Aniquity II, which I put there later.

    I will never sell this bass.

  9. Nice piece!!