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Should I Keep 2006 P Bass or Buy my Friend's 2008

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Harpo61, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. 2006 Ameerican Series Sunset Orange Transparent P-Bass

    27 vote(s)
  2. 2008 American Standard Olympic White

    14 vote(s)
  1. Harpo61


    Dec 15, 2000
    Tampa Bay
    I have a 2006 Fender American Series P Bass in Sunset Orange Transparent that I love it is a great player weighs next to nothing. But now my buddy has offered me a 2008 American Standard that is like new never gigged for real cheap . I don't need 2 P Basses the bass is up in NY so I can't play them side by side and I hate to have him send it down to FL and I don't want it .
  2. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    The grass is never greener on the other side.
  3. bass5str


    Jun 27, 2010
    agreed and most importantly you "love it". please learn from me and don't let go of gear you love unless you need to for the sake of $$$ or keeping your partner happy :spit:

    if anything (since it is cheap) pick it up and defret the 2008?
  4. Very true, but on reputation 2008 and later MIA Fenders are better made. I've owned many P's from 1964-2012 ('64, '75, '77, '02, '03, '04, '12) and to me the 2012 P I currently have is the one. Being said, if you are happy then you probably won't be happier-maybe just the same.
  5. grifo21


    May 29, 2012
    You could have him send it to me... :bag:
  6. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    If it's that cheap buy it as a backup/beater.

    If you love your SS orange (awesome color BTW) Newer or different isn't always better. Once you get on the G.A.S ride it's very, very hard to get off. Sounds like you already have a winner in the stable.
  7. TexasTodd


    Jan 10, 2013
  8. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    If you love it, keep it.
  9. Harpo61


    Dec 15, 2000
    Tampa Bay
    P Bass is already a backup to my Jazz I am probably better of keeping what I have the Sunset Transparent is such a rare color and it is a Swamp Ash body which was a upgrade
  10. ZachariahLee


    Feb 3, 2013
    I'd buy the other, compare side by side, and sell the one you like the least if you are dead set on only having one. I would not sell one to buy the other. Sounds like a risk one shouldn't take. Especially it the one he is selling is priced super low.
  11. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Definitely keep the 2006.
  12. mikecd1

    mikecd1 Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    CT, New England
    I didn't hear anything about the sunset having a maple board or the olympic having a rosewood board, but I could justify having a second if it brought something new to your sound. Since you have ash and the Olympic is likely alder, depending on the fretboard thing might be some variation for you. So what is the fretboard makeup on both? Would not recommend getting rid of your sunset - not only rare, but light is very hard to find. Could always sell the Olympic after a while anyways I suppose.
  13. Harpo61


    Dec 15, 2000
    Tampa Bay
    Both are rosewood and mine is already the backup to my Jazz and I don't need 2 P-Basses . My buddy does not play his and it has never left the house . I might have him ship it down to FL and play them side to side then sell one of them .
  14. Baer


    Jul 8, 2008
    It's not a question of "need". The person who dies with the most toys wins. :D
  15. Harpo61


    Dec 15, 2000
    Tampa Bay
    I not probably get rid of one and get a frettless Jazz I don't think I would want to start ripping frets out of them never been a fan of Frettless P's
  16. if you can't try the white one, keep the one you have, it's a known quantity that you say you love, Better that than taking the chance on what may or may not be a bass you will end up loving as much.
  17. If he's willing to do that, then maybe that would be your best course.
  18. Harpo61


    Dec 15, 2000
    Tampa Bay
    I think I am going to keep it Sunset Orange Transparent are pretty rare and it is so light 8.4 Lbs