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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

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    Eastern 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 Gold 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 Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    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 Gold 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 EspaƱa
    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
    Zushi, Japan
    You mean the girl from Talking Heads?
  16. KPJ


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

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    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.

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