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The Fender Precision bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mantis Tobaggan, May 3, 2019.


  1. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    achieves the ultimate bass tone. I did the whole search and once I did a Fender P + Ampeg SVT and Fridge it ended. Such a classic combo. Solid Fender P + SVT and Fridge is the standard for a reason. I played all the bass classics, several rig combos and basses and just grab an SVT CL, Fridge, good Fender P. Cereal.
     
  2. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Photos of your rig?
     
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  3. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Can of worms, can of worms, can of worms, can of worms....:rollno:

    Will the thread survive the day? ;)
     
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  4. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
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  5. You're a man after my own heart.
     
  6. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    If it t helps I drank a lot of wisky
     
  7. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
  8. Well, it hasn't clouded your judgement on the ultimate bass tone any:laugh:.
     
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  9. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    It adds some spring to my tone. Offixial Fender coil it is.
     
  10. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Tough point to argue against, although I don’t love cereal in general.
     
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  11. I like Fender Precisions, I like SVT's and I like cereal, that's three for three, do I win a prize?
     
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  13. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    Now we are arguing cereal?! IT’S ON!
     
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  14. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    Just kidding, I’m more of a bacon and eggs guy.
     
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  15. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Hard to argue against. I’m saying yes, prize.
     
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  16. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    Meh.
     
  17. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    He turns his nose at genius.
     
  18. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    That's like saying the "ultimate" ice cream is Rocky Road. Sure. It's mass appealing and MOST people wouldn't turn it down if it were offered to them.

    Don't get me wrong. I LOVE the classic P Bass tone through a roaring Ampeg and I'm glad it sets your soul on fire when you play.
     
  19. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    A Precision is almost certainly the best bass at getting a Precision bass tone that is the ultimate bass tone when you want one that sounds exactly like a Precision. Unless it's active with less standard pickups in, in which case it is not a very Precisiony Precision and isn't precisely what is needed.

    Oh... Flats or rounds?
     
  20. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I carted that gear around for several years and I liked it for it's sound but not the aggravation of hauling it. About 25 years ago I started downsizing my rig and I'm very happy I did. All I've really needed for years for that amp tone is my little SABDDI into my little rig or the PA and my P bass is now a shortscale and only a bit over 6 lbs. One thing that hasn't changed is my preference for flats or nylon tapewound strings.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2019
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