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Vintage Fender P-Bass Q

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Monolith, Nov 15, 2001.


  1. Monolith

    Monolith

    Oct 13, 2001
    Flagstaff, AZ.
    Just trying to find out if the P-Bass models between 1967 to 1972 were swamp ash, hard ash or alder?
     
  2. Tronictq

    Tronictq

    Jan 23, 2001
    I have a 1968 Fender P, Ash natural body and maple neck. Nice nicebass. Why do you ask?

    -T
     
  3. Monolith

    Monolith

    Oct 13, 2001
    Flagstaff, AZ.
    I am trying to referance Geezer Butlers tone on the "Black Sabbath" and "Paranoid" albums. I know he was using a (stock to my knowledge) Fender P-Bass at the time. The tone on the song "Hand of doom" is something I'd like to get at least close to.
     
  4. It depends on the finish. Solid finish Fender basses of that period were mostly alder. The natural and sunburst finishes were ash.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Tone is not only in the wood but how a player plays tha bass. Geezer played very agressivly & near/on top of the neck.

    Good luck.
     
  6. Monolith

    Monolith

    Oct 13, 2001
    Flagstaff, AZ.
    Ash it is then, but would it be swamp ash or hard?