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who makes the best p bass

 
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Mitch Malloy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: who makes the best p bass Reply with quote

And if its greco do the p bass picjups they made compare to their humbuckers? I need a P bass so I'm looking. Any advice is welcome. I don't want to spend more then $500 ish.
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FeloniousMonk
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Joined: 09 Apr 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:22 am    Post subject: Try Fernandes Reply with quote

I don't know about 'best' per-se, but Fernandes made a neck-through P that was pretty cool. For what it's worth, I hated my Tokai P-J bass until I took it apart and realized that someone had messed up the wiring.

I have a Greco Ric, and a Greco T-bird, and I've never been disappointed, but that said, no experience with their Fender copies, other than the fact that they made some great-looking copies.

In all, I think it's kind of hard to judge. Tokai, Fender, Aria Pro II, Greco, Fernandes, Ibanez, Yamaha, and Burny all made some really nice copy basses back in the 70's and 80's, so it's really hard to say.

If you find one you like on Ebay/wherever, go to Youtube and have a listen with some decent speakers to see if it's what you're after.

Here's the bass I was talking about:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fernandes-Vintage-Neck-Through-Precision-Made-in-Japan-around-1980-Beautiful/131083449891?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D3921952221296907512%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D130698825638%26

Here's an example of what Fernandes' other P-basses sound like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdWVzmnYB2g
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theplumber
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:31 pm    Post subject: Best P bass thats not a Fender.....or Tokai Reply with quote

Has to be for me a USA made Peavey Fury bass. Cracking loud pickups,nice thin neck.....great stuff,and pretty cheap as well!
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