Seems like P-Bass is having it'*s High-Time atm

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by liquid-dream-ex, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. So i went to the Rock in the park festival in germany. And the most used Bass-model were P-Basses.

    I found that quite cool, seems like the j-Bass Hype (only three band of the ones i saw used j-basses) made way to the P-Bass Hype.
  2. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    P-bass hype was the hype a lot longer then Jazz. Even motown used p-basses.
  3. primus_55


    Dec 28, 2004
    Many rock bassists use p basses.
  4. SteveC


    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    It does seem like you see more P basses lately. I'd like one, but I am so comfortable on my 5...
  5. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    i usually count the amount of p-bass' being played a shows.

    lately however, i have not run into very many.

    a few of my boys use the p and j bass' but other then that, everyone either had a crappy ibanez sound gear, or some no name bass.
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I'm also a 5-stringer and P-basser. Options are limited. :( As far as I know, there's Fender, Lull, Sadowsky, Benavente, Valenti, and maybe Celinder. But most of these brands are pricey, and some are REALLY pricey.

    Around here, P-basses (fours) are still fairly popular for blues and classic rock. But for most other styles, 2 pickup basses still rule.
  7. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    In my opinion, every bassist should own a P-bass.

    Know your roots!
  8. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    i think the p bass has been pretty ubiquitous with bass players since the 60s
  9. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Also to add, every single punker kiddy has a p-bass. Then they grow up and get signed and get nicer P-basses.
  10. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    There are a lot more options than there used to be! Theres even a TBer with a P-pickup MTD535 ... :eek:

    Its no hype, for rock, its gotta be a P.
  11. Yeah, Everone should have a P. Your classic 'meat and potatoes' bass. It's very popular with current UK Indie Rock outfits. Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs...
  12. that's because p-basses can hold it down.

    "that's how ruff ryders roll" as DMX would say.
  13. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Didn't the guy from the Talking Heads play a P-bass?
  14. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    For me a p bass is a bad ass growler, it cuts trough and has that electric sound many people like and it couldnt be more simple.
    Sparta and modest mouse have good examples of p basses cutting trough.
  15. relayer66


    Oct 10, 2002
    Miura, Japan
    You mean the girl from Talking Heads?
  16. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Tina Weymouth used a Fender Mustang for much of her tenure with the T'Heads!
  17. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    as well as an old refinished jazz i think
  18. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    P-basses have always been a staple, no matter what the style. Heck, even Jason Newsted recorded using his '59 grail bass a lot.