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What is the most recorded bass in history?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Skel, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Skel


    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    Probably a dumb question, but is the Fender Precision the most recorded bass guitar in history? I assume it is, and the Fender Jazz is in 2nd place?

    Thanks - Skel
  2. I'm going to say Fender P takes the cake. And as far as second...ima say Either Fender Jazz or the Stingray.
  3. Skel


    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    Osama - that is funny man! What *sucks*?

  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    To paraphrase "Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Movie": The Fender Precision bass has been recorded on more #1 hits than the Beatles, Beach Boys, and Elvis combined. :p

    Seriously: the P-bass was #1 by a mile for many years, but I'm not sure if it's still true. Most players these days seem to be going J-style.
  5. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    P's are making a comeback these days. So I'd say its position at the top is still safe.
  6. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Depends on what you mean by "recorded" -- if you're talking about major #1 hits, it's probably the Fender P. If you're talking "recorded" as in on any CD, it's probably the Fender Jazz, because there are many times more recordings produced now than there were even 10 or 15 years ago, and Fender Jazzes outsell Fender Ps by a fair number, IIRC.
  7. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Fenders basses, in general, is your answer

  8. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    There's a reason for this, but I forget what it is...

    ...oh yeah, it's because you really have work at it to make them sound bad in a track.
  9. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY


  10. From the beginning of recorded music, I would have to say that the 4 string Upright probably wins it, right?

    Everytime an orchestra recorded, add in 4-5 uprights per composition. All old jazz records, etc. etc......................Uprights....
  11. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Question was most recorded bass guitar :)

  12. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    I'd say Fender P by far... every decent studio has one.
  13. bazzanderson


    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX

    nuff said.
  14. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Fender P-bass, no doubt about it.
  15. bigtexashonk

    bigtexashonk Supporting Member

    More than likely a P through an Ampeg B15.
  16. + 1,000,000 for the Precision
  17. Simball


    Mar 26, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Basses designed by Leo Fender are the most recorded, played, and copied basses ... period. As far as what model, probably the P bass.
  18. BigMikeW

    BigMikeW Banned

    May 25, 2005
    Nashville, TN.
    Banned by TB Administration for refusal to account for funds
    I'd bet on the P Bass. I know I have used one aton to do recordings in the past.
  19. big mike... you use a P bass to record? good thing... you wouldn't want to lay down any tracks with that crappy sadowsky of yours. ;) :D
  20. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    :D :D now don't get him started I just read four pages of bla bla bla just a little while ago that's why I find this funny.

    but what's a P Bass?

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