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"Super" P-basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rusty Chainsaw, Aug 20, 2004.


  1. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    Now, I've always been drawn to the sound of the good ol' P-Bass, but I've never physically got on with them - the neck's too chunky for me, the body never seems to balance properly on me, and I guess I'm a fan of the more "boutique" style of bass, although I haven't met one yet that can pull off a convincing P-bass sound properly, but with the added advantage of better body shaping, possibly active EQ, and so on.

    So, with all the super-J's out there (Sadowsky, Lull, etc), why do we never see any super-P's?

    If anyone recommended the Mark Hoppus bass, I'll scream... :spit:

    Russ :bassist:
     
  2. Celinder, Lakland Bob Glaub ,come to mind. :bassist:
     
  3. Try to find a P-bass with the narrow neck option that was available in the 70's. Basically a Jazz-width neck on the P-bass body. Much better feel, probably a little more balanced.
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Super P:
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    SUPER P:
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  5. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Here are a couple of nice Mike Lull P4s. Also, with most of the high-end "super" Ps, you can order a jazz bass neck (1 1/2" wide at the nut) at no extra charge if you dig the P bass tone but don't care for the slightly wider neck. ;) :bassist:
     
  6. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    ...and here's Nonsqtr's smokin' P5.