Ugly, POS Precision...Tone to Die For

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by doc540, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    Carl Dufrene, bassist for Tab Benoit, played in town last night.

    Said this '66 Precision was only used in the studio except for the rare occassion when he took it on the road. Warped neck, hard to play, KILLER tone!

    Ugliest bass I'd ever seen, but sounded fantastic. Carl played a 10 minute soul/funk solo and kept the dance floor packed.

    Tab Benoit Band Album Link

    He just confirmed the truth: Ain't what'cha play, it's how ya play it!.
  2. AJ Love

    AJ Love

    Oct 8, 2002
    Madison WI USA
    well I don't about all that, because a 60's P bass does indeed have great tone, so (in part) it WAS what he was playing ;)
  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Amen, doc!

    Well, I need to qualify that: I would probably not sound good on a bass with "Jamerson action". :eek: But the fact is, a great player will sound great on crappy low-end gear (I've witnessed it many times). Some of the basses I own are fairly high-end, but I wouldn't sound any worse on an MTD Kingston 5.
  4. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Wow, I wonder what Fender call that finish. Shoreline Urine? :D
  5. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sexy in it's own way. I love it actually. Where can I get one?
  6. hahaha...more like army green
    it looks like a piece of military equiptment, no doubt sounds great... to me it looks like the guy has pretty beefy hands, i dont know why it would be too hard for him to play