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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Oct 16, 2013.
AARP Inn? Man, they have everything!
AARP Inn? Man, they have everything!
And I get a senior discount... now get off my lawn...
Harp Inn in Costa Mesa The Harp Inn Irish Pub - The Most Authentic Irish Pub in Costa Mesa, Orange County, California.
That there is iconic classic.
Sorry dude, you don't look like a P guy at all!
Had one identical to this, mine was MIM. Wish i still had it, played great!
Seriously, one of my favorite trios on the TB.
Can you run them down in terms of timbre and specs? Rank them? Is the fretless a parts bass?
Here's my latest assemblage (OCD screw-counters might want not look too closely):
Got a midnight wine MIM P bass on Craigslist with standard rosewood neck $200
Traded neck via aforementioned CL for a 50's style with 1.75 nut $ 0
New vintage-style threaded bridge $ 26
Gold anodized pick guard, full loaded, Strosphere (with shipping) $130
Strung with an old set of DA Chromes. Just tracked it and it sounded great, nice
and fat and thumpy. Didn't even EQ it in the scratch mix.
So one of the groups that I've been playing with started doing more of the classic rock tunes that really sound better with RW's than flats so I did what I said I wouldn't do and installed a set of D'addario Nickel RW's on my new Elite P-bass. Man does it kill though! We learned Carry On My Wayward Son (Kansas) a couple weeks ago and it just didn't capture the vibe with flats installed.
I like the sound so much (with the nickel RW's) that I'm going to leave them on and get another less expensive P-bass and load the flats on it. It'll sound good on some of the other classic rock tunes.
I'm thinking about trying either one of the new Fender 50's Precision's or a Player Precision (4 string). Which do you guys think would be the best one to get? I haven't played either of those models.
I did record the bass part of "Song For America" (Kansas) using my Elite with the Nickel RW's installed. It comes pretty close to getting the original tone. I probably could come closer with some SS RW's but they feel so rough (and are rougher on the frets) that I just went with the D'addario nickel RW's.
I removed most of the original bass part using Gold Wave. I'll upload a slightly shortened sound clip of the tune (songs so long @ 10:00 minutes that it was too large to upload the entire song).
The Elite was panned full P-bass p/u in the passive mode.
Wow, I'm honored. Thank you for the compliment. I'm happy to give a brief rundown on each, though I'm still getting familiar with the purple sparkle and the gold leaf.
Original 1973 Precision bass (restored). It was painted black when I got it, though originally natural finish. Once stripped, the black really bit into the grain and didn't look good, so I went with one of my favorite finishes: blond. The pick guard is from an '83 and the covers are from a '79. All the electronics and the rest of the hardware are original. Ultimately, my #1. I use the mute under the cover and keep the action high for heavy plucking. Flat wound strings installed. B profile neck. The overall sound is deep and thumpy and just what I imagine a bass should sound like. Pretty heavy, at approx. 10.4 lbs. but I'm used to it.
2017 Adam Clayton signature Precision Bass. I own the sherwood green Adam Clayton Jazz Bass and felt this was a nice compliment. It was a gift from my parents this past Christmas. It is a very comfortable, well made instrument and sounds great. It is nice and light, around 8.5 lbs. I have the stock round wounds still on and may keep rounds on this one. It sports the custom Clayton neck profile and 60's P bass pickups.
1973 Fender fretless neck/2019 Mattia Franchin gold leaf body Precision "parts" bass. Nordstrand 51P4S (hum cancelling) pickup. Original tuners. I put La Bella flat wound stainless steel strings on it. I love it, though I'm still adjusting to it. It sounds a bit "burpy" like a Jazz Bass . It weighs approx. 8.4 lbs.
I can dig it
I love my 63 AV, it is my number 1. However, my 58 AV P-bass is up for sale.
For Sale - 2017 Fender 58 AV Precision Bass
A few weeks ago I said I was going thinking about a gold guard for my MIA P, and here it is. I like it a lot.
I have that same 63 AV. It is my favorite bass.
It is killer! Adjusting the truss rod isn't fun but it is a small price to pay. With those two I'm in P heaven. Just wish I had a reason to put flats back on the AV63, but it doesn't really fit what I'm currently playing.
I haven’t had to adjust the truss yet but I think I may need to soon. Small price to pay!