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Which Basses Match These Specs?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Misterwogan, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Origin: US or German made only

    Strings: 4

    Body: P-Bass

    Width at Nut: 1.5 inches

    Pickups: Passive P/J configuration

    Preamp: Optional

    Budget: Up to 1,500 GBP

    Essentially I'm looking for a P body with a J neck. Any suggestions?
  2. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  3. BBass06


    Mar 8, 2004
    Fender's deluxe active p-bass special has a Jazz neck, precision body with a p pickup in the neck position and a j pickup in the bridge position. I am not sure where this model is made.
  4. The specs say that it is 42.1mm at the nut - which is P width.
  5. I've found a match.

    G&L SB-2, with 12 inch radius (bliss)

    G&L Magnetic Field split coil humbucking pickup in center position, with G&L Magnetic Field single coil in bridge position
    Alder on Standard and all solid finishes, Swamp Ash on all Premier finishes
    Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood or Maple fingerboard
    12" (304.8mm)
    1 1/2" (38.1mm)
    Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
    G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
    One volume control for each pickup, no tone control
    Standard finishes included
    Chrome hardware, Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case w/Fitted Interior
  6. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint ベーシスト Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    I don't play well.
    I have an SB-2 and I approve this message.

  7. mystic38


    Dec 4, 2012
    Mystic CT
    The SB-2 is indeed a fabulous instrument, the neck is thinner, narrower and (for me) faster than a P.

    It has a very unique pup setup.. the neck pup is pretty hot, so large degrees of tone variation occur with simple volume control and then the bridge pup is additional tone adjust..

  8. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Both the G&L SB-2 and the Fender P-bass Special are excellent instruments that meet your requirements.
    You could also build a Warmoth parts bass within that price range.
    I suspect Nino Valenti would fall within your price range as well.
  9. TobaccoRipper


    Feb 25, 2010
  10. bassvid75


    Jan 13, 2008
    +1 on G&L SB-2
  11. Skygoneblue


    Nov 13, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Slightly off topic, but this post reiterates the need for something I was dreaming of this morning.

    I'm not technical enough to develop it, but it would be fantastic to have a searchable database of every bass manufacturer known to TB where a player could open the page, enter some search criteria, and have a full list of basses that match what he/she wants. It would have things like pickup configuration, active/passive, body woods, fretboard woods, number of frets, number of strings, width at nut, width at 24th fret, string spacing, body concavity, onboard controls, and anything else people look for in a bass.