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Sudden, unreasonable (?) GAS for an LPB P-bass

Discussion in 'Ace's BASS Place' started by Mansonienne, Sep 7, 2017.

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  1. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    My band mate has a Yamaha TRBX 304 bass, a notch above my 174, and it really does seem more comfortable to play....so I was surfing around guitar sites, thinking of Christmas, and then... I saw it: a Lake Placid Blue Fender Std Precision Bass. I think I'm in love. But I wonder if it's that much better to play (esp for me, a rank beginner), at twice the price? It's not as sexy as a Yammy, Ibanez or ESP, but it's got something...and that blue..
    Sigh. I feel a pilgrimage to Pigalle coming on...:whistling::p
     

  2. s5tuart

    s5tuart ...... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    73
    Aug 8, 2011
    Bedford, UK
    Billy, our bass player had one from the early years. It suffered all sorts of indignities but still carried on strong regardless. There's something about that sound! I guess I'm not helping? :D
     
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  3. heltershelton

    heltershelton ROCKIN FOREVER Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    you just cant go wrong with a P-bass.
     
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  4. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    43
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    I have played several basses in several different bands. I liked the P-Bass alright but as far as sound I liked the Jazz Bass. Plus three thinner neck of the J-Bass just feel better in my hand.
     
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  5. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    Me thinks you might need a new amp more. :whistling:

    Sorry, just had to say it. :sneaky:

    How much does the Yami 174 weigh? The PBass is gonna be 8.5+ pounds. IMO, that 174 is pretty sweet looking.
     
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  6. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Fa-ra-ra-ra-raaa, ra ra ra raa! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    step away from the computer....
     
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  7. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    I had one, sorry I let it go. (heavy sigh.) I only wish it was blue.
     
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  8. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    I know I need a new amp more - or at least have to fix the Laney...:(
    As for the weight - that's definitely a factor. It looks as if the p-bass, at 12 pounds, is slightly lighter than the Yamaha. But how the neck feels will be the deal-breaker. I'll go try one to see.
     
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  9. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    P Bass is awesome!
     
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  10. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    I was counting on you not to!!! :D
     
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  11. s5tuart

    s5tuart ...... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 8, 2011
    Bedford, UK
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  12. dante1963

    dante1963 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    54
    191
    Apr 28, 2016
    St. Louis
    You know, I saw that on MF a few days ago. I don't even play bass, but really wanted to buy it. (Maybe just to go with my LPB Classic Series '60s Strat.) :)
     
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