two P-bass questions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cole, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. cole


    Sep 14, 2000
    1. is there any difference in the sound of the single-coil pre-57 P-bass pickups as compared to the split-coil we all know and love?

    2. has any luthier ever made a "thinline" P-bass (like Fender's Thinline Telecaster)? I know Fender made one, but they're pretty hard to find...
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
  3. There is a big difference in sound, as far as my experiences go. The '51-'57 sounds less warm, more treble, and more flat that a '57 and on style. The one on my custom bass isn't a Fender though, it's a Rio Grande, and I think I want to change it to a Fender. On my Warmoth I have the '51 in the bridge position and the Fender '62 reissue in mid.

    Yes, Fender did make a thinline P-Bass. They called it an electric acoustic though, and I've only seen them in clear finishes.