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The new p-bass...that isn’t a p-bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Intenzity, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Screenshot_20181203-135307. Screenshot_20181203-135302.
  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Looks to me like it's a P bass with a P/J setup.
  3. Intenzity


    Oct 15, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    There is arguably (especially up here) more than one thing that makes a p-bass - neck size, etc.

    But one thing for sure that makes it a p-bass is the pick up configuration, and this one more or less is a jazz bass.

    Guess there are other models that are still going to be real, classic pbass.
  4. jackn1202


    Feb 14, 2018
    Austin, TX
    Not sure what you're talking about. On another note, I'm really not a fan of that Mustang with the micro P paired with a J, especially in that color.

    In fact, none of those new colors were particularly inspiring...
    johnson79 likes this.
  5. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    No Graphite Rods? Bummer! Otherwise I'd be looking hard at the LPB Satin P-Bass(P/J)>
  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
  7. Pretty yawn inducing stuff, although I too have no idea what you're talking about OP, I see a Jazz and a P/J...

    Does anyone actually like the "Grease bucket" circuit?
    Lance Bunyon, Luigir, Larchi and 3 others like this.
  8. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    There are 3 basses and 6 guitars. The 3 basses are Mustang, P/J and Straight up Jazz bass.
  9. Intenzity


    Oct 15, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    For me, when someone says p-bass it means volume, tone knob, no pickup combos. That classic solid tone that is basic and simple.

    There are a thousand options if I want more choices, tone controls, pickup configs etc. that aren’t called p-bass, or trying to be that.
  10. mrb327


    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows

    No graphite rods? Tin bridge?
    Is the case included?

    Am Pro on Sale is a better buy
  11. Well yeah, but Fender already sell eleventy million variations of those.
    Charlzm, Gfkfloyd and gebass6 like this.
  12. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    It’s a P bass. We’re wasting bandwidth here
  13. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Wow, a Precision bass with a Jazz pickup?
    What will they think of next?
  14. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    He says "uh it's a jazz bass now", even though it says precision bass.
  15. Who knows, but you can bet everyone will hate it unless it's a straight-P or J :roflmao:
    Pffft, that Fender, never trying anything new.
  16. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Next thing you know, they’ll come out with some USA-made basses for a thousand dollars or so!
  17. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    On a related note, I wish that manufacturers would NOT use a previously established model name on a guitar or bass that they previously used on an earlier model that has nothing to do with the current one.

    Case in point: THIS is a Fender Performer bass (early to mid 1980s, IIRC).


    Not to mention the EBMM Sterling bass.
  18. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    What's a "Yosemite" pickup?
  19. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's like a Yellowstone but with more mids.

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