Hi everybody. As many of you probably know, I'm not a fan of playing P-basses, never owned and don't plan on having one, but in spite of that I really love and respect the true P-bass tone, which I particularly associate with 70's funk/disco. In this thread I just want to say that there are lots of great P-bass players in rock music, and I'm pretty sure that this thread's title made think of Steve Harris to many of you. But, while I agree that Steve Harris is a superb player with a magnificent tone, I don't think his is a true P-bass tone. IMO, he chose that bass because he felt it the most ballsy (I'm guessing, of course), but he has never seemed interested in getting the real P-bass tone from his instrument. His fingers, strings and bass setup are the main components of his sound, but I don't think he needs a P-bass for his tone to be recognized. Having said that, I want to give credit to the guy that IMO has gotten the best P-bass tone in terms of authenticity within a rock band: BURKE SHELLEY. Feel free to disagree, but to me no other documented player in rock has recorded such true P-bass tone. Besides, I think that Budgie is a great but severely underrated band (although I don't like their late, more polished works that much), so this is also my way of giving them the props they deserve. So you can take this as "The Burke Shelley's P-bass tone appreciation thread" or you can mention another player you feel has gotten an even better P-bass tone in a rock band (Of course, I'm talking about "the best" among the ones I know). Again, and at least for me, Steve Harris isn't a good example (but a terrific player with an awesome tone nonetheless). No funk/disco players allowed either. Just in case some of you don't know who I'm talking about, here's a video of Budgie lip-syncing one of their greatest hits: Thanks for reading!