pino palladino Fender Custom shop p bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tubster, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. tubster


    Feb 5, 2003
    Southwest Spain
    Well, seems my favorite bass player, Mr. P Palladino (IMO, Britain's best) is joining the Fender Custom Shop Artist Club with a copy of his '63 Fiesta Red P Bass.

    Anyone know any more about this artist bass.... I want one?! Any news on price and availability would be welcome.

    For those that have never heard of PP, you have probably heard.....
    The Who (stepped into Entwhistle's spot)
    Julia Fordham
    Phil Collins
    Peter Cetera
    Bee Gees
    David Crosby
    Royal Philharmonic
    Go West
    David Gilmour
    Joan Armatrading
    et al.....

    try for a full listing
  2. Someone kinda mentioned this in the Fender Signature thread. I'm interested to learn more about price and availability as well. It's a pretty bass.

    BTW you didn't mention D'Angelo.:) IMO some of Palladino's greatest playing is on D'Angelo's Voodoo. Incredible feel and tone. I believe he played a vintage Fender P with LaBella Flats on at least one of the tracks.
  3. I'm sure I've heard Pino's playing before, but just never really knew it was him. I do know of a few examples of his work I've heard: Paul Young's "Every Time You Go Away" and Pino's work with the John Mayer Trio. What I don't really get is that with the John Mayer Trio's two singles currently out on iTunes, I can hear some killer playing by Pino, but his tone is indistinct and, IMO, muddy. Makes me sad as I can hear his lines, they just don't sound well mixed and are hard to pick out unless you're listening for them.

    It'll be really cool to see more about his Custom Shop signature bass.
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    There's nothing like a sweet P. Since it's a Custom Shop job, I'm guessing it is $3,000 or so?
  5. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    what is special about it?
    Is it the same thing as a '64 reissue?
  6. isn't he the bassist in the john mayer trio?
  7. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Hmm, not really digging that colour combo, I was also sort of expecting a fretless.
    Note to self: I still need to get some records the man played on.
  8. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California
    I'd like to say I would like to see a cheaper maybe japanese model sans relic, but I'm not sure if there's anything very special to it. I'm gonna check out the specs. Wonder if it relaly differs so much from any other p on the production line.
  9. Bernie Connors

    Bernie Connors Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    Indiana, USA
    I've got Victor Bailey 5 and Pino signature GAS!!
  10. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    i thought his main axe was a fretless musicman?
    i saw him play with jeff beck and terry bozzio, he was playing the fless mm that night...also recall him talking about it in a real old bp interview...although i'm sure he's played many, many basses.
    great player!
  11. Showdown


    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    He played mostly fretless in the '80s and the early '90s, but since has played mostly fretted.
  12. tubster


    Feb 5, 2003
    Southwest Spain
    Thanks for the pix and the link. The list is $4500!!

    Last time I saw Pino play live was about 4 years ago in a small club in Bournemouth UK with The Robbie McIntosh Band with my mate Paul Beavis on drums (what a rhythm section!). He was using the P-Bass through an Eden 800 and 410XLT.

    At $4500 list it will probably be well over $3K street so I'll have to stick with my '63 but I would still love one!
  13. Dang! That's not cheap..........i wish they'd make a MIM Classic version of that.... :)
  14. newchibass


    May 21, 2004
    For that price it better be the finest p ever.
  15. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland

    Feb 11, 2003
  16. The Pino bass does seem to be a serious replica of the original: round lam fingerboard, Fiesta Red over Desert Sand, relicing. . .

    It is really strange that Fender has chosen to do this model at such a high price point. (I feel the same way about the John Mayer Strat, which is significantly less than $4,500.) What/who is the target market for these instruments? I can see doing a meticulous Custom Shop Strat for the rabid SRV following. But Pino's following seems (to me) to be players rather than super fans who will buy a bass to keep it in a vault.
  17. brianh


    Aug 19, 2005
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification
  18. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    If Fender really wants to sell Pino P-basses, they need to price that thing about like a Geddy Lee Jazz. They would probably sell almost as many too. A nice replica in the with a $550-$700 price point would be killer. Just the right spoint between MIM and MIA.:D :bassist: :)