Why ???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bluwaterbob, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Bluwaterbob


    Oct 4, 2011
    Aight guy's, I've been around for a while and though I'm really only a recreational bassist at best I'm still a bassist thru and thru. But I got a question : Why, in the last 5 or so years is it that anytime you see a video or live TV, is the bassist playing a P bass (or one that looks like it) ????? And, if that's what it takes for a pro bassist, WHY the hell would you spend $3k + on a bass of a different flavor ?? Just another FAD period? There was a time when if you saw a Funk group, the bassist was probably playing an Alembic or the likes.... and a washburn or Jackson on the Metal scene..... Anybody ???
  2. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Please don’t.

    You’ll find out if you search “Precision”. You’ll find plenty.
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  3. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Bob :)

    Is that legal? :D

    may the bass be with you

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  4. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Do you think about this a lot?
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  5. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I see very few P bass videos.
  6. Bluwaterbob


    Oct 4, 2011
    No, Just an observation.
    i'll keep on with what I like
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  7. Bluwaterbob


    Oct 4, 2011
    :) ... Only in a few states ...........
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  8. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Seriously? This, again?
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  9. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    The majority of bass players play certain types of music.
    That demands a certain sound.
  10. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Look at my avatar.
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  11. Bodeanly


    Mar 20, 2015
    Yes, a precision bass is all it takes to be a pro bassist. I also have a bridge to sell you. The bridge is from a j bass tho.
  12. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    In trying to discover whether I agree or disagree with the original post I realized, just like the majority of people, I never never even look at the bass player is doing, playing or wearing. Unless its shorts. In that case **** that heathen!:roflmao:
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  13. I see Jazz basses all the time, but maybe because I play Jazz basses.........
  14. Stewie


    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    I turned the gas up a wee too high under the skillet this morning. My eggs got crunchy on the edges. Why do you suppose this is?
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  15. 4001

    4001 Inactive

    Sep 29, 2004
    Lake County, IL
    Because P-Basses are the "industry standard" bass.
  16. TheReceder


    Jul 12, 2010
    What is this thing that people call a p bass? I've never heard of them. Are they as good as those other ones that people always talk about... I think they're made in Iban.
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  17. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Just my opinion - i hate presicion as design, as the sound.
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  18. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Shoals Indiana
    I guess it matters what type of music you watch. I very seldom see a P bass in the stuff I watch. I think that is because they don't have enough strings.
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  19. There is video and live TV that shows the bassist? That's news to me!
  20. sikamikanico


    Mar 17, 2004
    I’ll just add that you can spend $3k+ on a P bass too. Vintage or new...
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