Reasons you need a P-bass:

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Salamenster, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Reasons you need a P with flatwounds:


    (I had the recording on line instead of guitar, wich took out a bit of definition, but you get the idea. Listen to the bass drum/fundamental lock!)

    If you like my demo's/recordings, don't hesitate to check my channel.

    Every input is welcome. :hyper:
  2. 125 thread views, yet only 38 views on the vids...
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.

    hmmm ...

    well ...

    I still thinking ...

    Sorry ...

    I got nothing ...

  4. fuzzychaos


    Mar 17, 2008
    I don't.

    Why do P Bass guys always seem to need to justify the P bass? Yes, Jamerson was awesome and a P bass in the right context, sounds great to me, but I find them a bit limiting.
  5. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA

    Except for 'So What'
  6. ddhm


    Mar 18, 2011
    Memphis Tn USA
    Never had a reason...still don't. Even when a P was all I had, I didn't like it. I can cop a pretty good P tone from my other basses anyways. Different strokes.
  7. UK Philip

    UK Philip

    Sep 5, 2013
    i like how they take you right back to fundamentals. i feel like they are almost an extension of your body when you're particularly in the mood for playing.

    there's nothing like a precision - the pickup is so fun to work around - with all the simple yet brilliant tones you can crank out.
  8. jbednarski

    jbednarski Supporting Member

    May 31, 2010
    Chicago area
    Preaching to the choir here. I own 6 of them and a Jazz, a Sadowsky, Jaguar, Mustang, Gibson Midtown. I reach for one of the Ps 90% of the time. I liked the comparison videos.
  9. I love the simple elegance and utilitarian nature of a P Bass. But honestly everyone doesn't need one. Lots of folks have made a living with other basses. If I were only allowed one bass, it might well be a P. But if it were a MM Stingray, life would be just as good.
    Nice playing BTW.
  10. No need for flats, thats what the tone knob is for. :cool:
  11. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY

    To me flats with tone on 10 is VERY different than rounds with tone turned down.
  12. Kmrumedy


    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
  13. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    You can keep the flatwounds. They sound fine and they work for othe people. When I use flatwounds, I don't play or sound like myself. I don't like 'em.
  14. Indeed my friend...indeed...

    The OP's vid didn't really sell it...but JJ's performance...yes indeed..
  15. yeah for sure, just stirring.
  16. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    I don't need a P-bass. Already have one.
  17. No one needs a P Bass. Everyone needs at least 3. Early 50's late 50's and a 60's.
  18. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    because, its a P Bass...;) (with flats of course)
  19. I think anyone can play what they want. What makes one happy shouldn't come from another persons standards.