What's your favorite "Non Precision" Precision bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by L. L. Elwood, Feb 22, 2024.

  1. L. L. Elwood

    L. L. Elwood Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    The very 1st bass I purchased with my own hard earned money while still in high school was just like this Kramer Stagemaster Standard, but mine was trans blue. It's basically a P bass. Vol/Tone, Split P pickup. I'd love to see some of your favorite non Fender Precision basses. Let's say the parameters are: Must have a single P pickup with vol/tone, but not a fender. Go!
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  2. metron


    Sep 12, 2003
    G&L SB-1

  3. L. L. Elwood

    L. L. Elwood Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    Now THATS a beauty. What year?
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  4. ahadl2500

    ahadl2500 Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2003
    Greenwood, IN
  5. L. L. Elwood

    L. L. Elwood Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    Ibby Roadstar!! I had one of those in the 80s. It was the best playing bass I ever owned. Action to die for.
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  6. I'm not checked 1 out in person yet but I really want to see what the blues man vintage stuff is like
  7. ebo

    ebo Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Bay Area, Ca
    Not exactly a picture of my bass but it’s there. G&L LB100. Is/isn’t a Fender. I could show my Squier which Is/Isn’t a Fender as well. 5EE1A3E4-B2C0-441F-8765-D937129810A8.jpeg
  8. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    I mean, in common parlance that would be called a P bass even if it is technically not a Fender.

    If the question is what do I like better than a Fender P, the answer is just about anything besides a Hofner Violin bass or a Rickenbacker. My current fav are Spector Euro basses. I used to like Warwick, but they just aren't interested in getting basses into people's hands.
    I'm trying to decide if I like the Ibanez EHB1505MS I bought enough to keep it.
    I have a Bacchus Jazz that is phenomenal, I just wish I could find a use for it.
    I was really into Lakland basses a few years ago, but I'm not playing music that works well on them anymore.
  9. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central New Jersey
    I know there is another pickup, but my Reverend on the P pickup sounds mighty fine.
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  10. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    My custom 59 contour RS Guitars P with 62 features in seafoam green
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  11. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
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  12. TDR1138


    Apr 11, 2007
  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    My $200 beater Brian by Bacchus P-Bass Shaped Object.

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    My Ibanez Roadstar II RB630 was incredible. Super lightweight, perfect neck, worn-in blue jeans feel, etc. I added an EMG Geezer pickup which made it even better. I really, really shouldn’t have sold this one. Oh well.
  15. Minus


    May 22, 2011
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  16. LowendG


    Jul 30, 2013
    I don't have one currently, but I've owned two Yammy BB1200s in the past. I'm a dummy for having let them BOTH go! One was the bass I played on my first session with some LA/major label heavy hitters--it beat out the Fender P I had in my rack. Such great basses.
  17. Riff Ranger

    Riff Ranger Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Bigfoot Country
    Electra X700JB (with aftermarket Gotoh hardware)

    Yamaha RBX260F

    Peavey Fury with T-Series knobs and custom mirror scratchplate (I used to have a pair just like @C Stone but sold off the white one)

    Honorable mention: my go-to pair of Yamaha BB734A and BB735A; they do have bridge pickups and I do use them, but the blend strongly favors the split coil in the middle position.
  18. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    While I'm kind of in love with my various Yamaha BB basses at the moment, they're mostly PJs so I'll move on. I played a '68 Fender P-Bass only for maybe 20 years. I still have it and it still feels like home, but it doesn't leave the house anymore. What gives me that feeling these days is a 1980 Yamaha Pulser 400. Built like a tank and has the same middy warmth that my old Fender had. Great buy. (And yes, that thumb rest is stock and where it's supposed to me. It's not a tug bar.):thumbsup: