two P-bass questions

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

  1. cole

    cole Guest

    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. The Sound of the Police

    The Sound of the Police Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    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.