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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 My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    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 ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

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

  4. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    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 Strat-Talk Supporter

    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 At the Crossroads, now which way do I go Strat-Talk Supporter

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

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

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    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

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    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

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    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC

  10. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 2, 2015
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    I was counting on you not to!!! :D
     
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  11. s5tuart

    s5tuart My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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  12. s5tuart

    s5tuart My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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  13. dante1963

    dante1963 Strat-Talker

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    331
    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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  14. oatsoda

    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jul 10, 2011
    The Shack, Nova Scotia
    So...guess I missed the conclusion. Get the Laney fixed? Still LPB P gassing? Did you go play one?

    When I play the old P, it's like playing whack a mole, nothing pretty or graceful about it, but it sure feels good swinging the mallet.
     
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  15. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    P-Bass is underwhelming if you play it side by side with a lot of other basses. The Sterling Sub basses kick P-Basses around and take their lunch money while the Yams and Ibanez are just way more comfortable.
     
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  16. Dan_Q

    Dan_Q Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jan 26, 2016
    NW UK
    P-Bass FTMFW. They are the best IMHO!

    Other basses feel like toys afterwards. Have a feel of the neck if you can though- the nut width is really quite wide compared with most basses. i'll add a pic of my old mex for inspiration in a mo.............

    There is a second hand USA in LPB (i've not seen it in the flesh- it looks silver to me on the pics) in a local shop, i may have a walk one day over xmas and have a lookie!
     
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  17. Dan_Q

    Dan_Q Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jan 26, 2016
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  18. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Well, the Laney has been with the tech for a few weeks now... hopefully I’ll get it back soon in good working order. I’ve been playing my bandmate’s Yamaha at band practice lately. It’s nice...
     
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  19. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Surely a Jazz bass is vastly cooler than a Precision?