So, your P bass lacks a little?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by harleyyy, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. harleyyy


    May 30, 2000
    Simple, drop a Dark Star into it and be done!
  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    That's different! I like the look. Does it sound as good as I think it does? Like the Lakland's with the Dark Star? Last question: Any sound clips of that beauty?

  3. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I've seen a lot of talk about those Darkstars lately. Care to comment on how they differ from the standard P tone?
  4. harleyyy


    May 30, 2000
    Besides the bad ass look, the clarity and punch throughout the tonal spectrum, especially on the top end,where J's seem to have won over it's predecessor since the earliest Fender days, have been revolutionized, and it starts here by Mr. Hammon's ingenious design of a relic pup IMHO. I have only played this through my Ampeg 1965 B-15, but will test it through an SVT soon.
  5. darkside 88

    darkside 88

    Feb 23, 2005
    Bay Area, CA

    That looks awesome, I bet it sounds immaculate.
  6. LOVE the Bass!

    So tell me :

    Where can I get a Dark Star?

    Where Can I get a Fender with inlays like that?
  7. primus_55


    Dec 28, 2004
    haha, yes! Awesome!
  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ

    Fender Japan
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
  10. rok51


    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    I did a similar trick with a Lawrence back in the mid 70s. Looks good. Went to the Hammond website and listened to the P-bass clips...very nice!

  11. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    Little question:
    do they buzz?
    are they shielded?
  12. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I don't think Harleyyy would allow that :)
  13. harleyyy


    May 30, 2000
    My luthier used black graphite shielding paint in the pup and control cavities, as well as the back of the guard. Absolutely ZERO buzz even touching the strings or bridge alone.
  14. Those pickups are just sick. I want a bass with one of those and an MM pickup for the most versatile bass of all time.
  15. Sweet bass, Harleyyy. I remember seeing that back before it had the DS in it and it was already sexy. Now, the thing just looks incredible. Sounds incredible too, I'm sure.
  16. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
  17. clanner

    clanner Token Black Guy.

    Apr 27, 2005
    ummmmm, marietta GA
    :bawl: :bawl: :bawl: it's so beautiful
  18. awesome bass!
    as far as looks go, its a huge improvement to my eyes!
    (i'm not a fan of p pickups)