#1
Okay, I've been contemplating a purchase, and I would like some input. I want this Bass , and, instead of the usual "what do you think?" thread, I thought of something different: talk me out of it.

I want all those here with experience to tell me the downsides to this instrument, if you please. For reference (although I don't see it mattering much) I play classic rock, christian contemporary, blues, and I will try almost everything. I also play through an Ampeg BA-115 amp.

Thanks in advance.

P.S.
It has been mentioned that an amp may be a better investment. I'm not sure how much more i can spend, but if you think that an amp would be better at this point, or if you just have a good suggestion, fire away (current budget mentioned is 650-750 USD).
I have:
Acoustic B200H+B115 cab, Schecter Stiletto Custom 4, Rondo Fretless, Boss EQ-7.

Some men just want to watch the world burn. And they work at Behringer.
Last edited by samskii at Dec 2, 2008,
#2
I would save towards a better amp. It will do more for your sound in the end anyways.

I've never been fan of those gold pickguards and like my P basses with real P bass necks.
#3
okay, noted. But, my amp is the second one that i got and i'm using a dean edge currently. But you did answer my question, in that the bass is not an amp
I have:
Acoustic B200H+B115 cab, Schecter Stiletto Custom 4, Rondo Fretless, Boss EQ-7.

Some men just want to watch the world burn. And they work at Behringer.
#4
I love my p-bass deluxe, but mine predates the one you're looking at. Get a used, older one with the passive pickups, you'll love yourself for it.
Fact: Bears eat beats. Bears beats Battlestar Galactica.
#5
I don't like the gold pickgaurd, (except for the white with the gold, I like that one). I like P-bass necks.

But other than that it's pretty solid.
Last edited by Captain Insano at Nov 29, 2008,
#6
I think it looks horrible with the gold pickguard.
The question is though, why do you want talking out of it?
Also, have you played one at all, if you've played one and you like it, then you should just get it.

One thing I would say, is that for the same price (the higher price, I'm assuming the lower price is refering to the blemished one listed) you could get this
http://www.music123.com/Fender-Deluxe-Active-Jazz-Bass-511595-i1147152.Music123
Which I think looks alot nicer, and it's more versitile than the P-Deluxe, and you still get the Jazz neck (obviously)


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#7
Quote by dancesisidance
I think it looks horrible with the gold pickguard.
The question is though, why do you want talking out of it?
Also, have you played one at all, if you've played one and you like it, then you should just get it.


I think the point is for people to point out the negatives that bass might have. Rather than just have tons of people come in and rave about it.
#9
Quote by Captain Insano
I think the point is for people to point out the negatives that the bass might have. Rather than just have tons of people come in and rave about it.


Just so.

And the pick guard is pretty bad, I will probably change it out.

I have not yet played this one, I've played the ibanez GSR 200, which has a similar neck and pick-up set-up. I will play it before i buy anything, don't worry.
I have:
Acoustic B200H+B115 cab, Schecter Stiletto Custom 4, Rondo Fretless, Boss EQ-7.

Some men just want to watch the world burn. And they work at Behringer.
#10
It doesn't have a MM style pick up? It doesn't have 24 frets?

...Meh, the best I could come up with
#12
Quote by IndianRockStar
It has 20 frets. Get into Stu Hamm, Victor Wooten, Primus and the like. Then you won't want to get a 20 fret instrument.

I ran into that problem.
Trust me, get something with 24 frets or you'll regret it later.
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#13
24 frets isn't much of a downfall.

it looks kinda kooky though. and seriously, I always see fat old country musicians using those things.

just saying...
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#14
fat country musician?
*looks at bass*
What the hell are you guys going on about?
That thing looks great!
lol.
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#15
Quote by Victory2134
fat country musician?
*looks at bass*
What the hell are you guys going on about?
That thing looks great!
lol.

it doesn't look bad.

but I see a lot of fat old country musicians toting those things around.
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#16
I'm not sure if the sarcasm in my last post was apparent or not.
The gold pickguard is, in my opinion, hideous.
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#17
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I'm not sure if the sarcasm in my last post was apparent or not.
The gold pickguard is, in my opinion, hideous.

*grabs P-bass*

*hits head*

I have a reason not to buy it TS! it's broke!
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#18
I played that today and i love it
I want it so bad.
Once you see the gold on black in person its epic.
I could see myself getting bored with the gold pickguard but
the color doesnt effect the sound. And this sounds amazing
Alot of versatility with the tone. I cant talk you out of it thats stupid
Buy it
#19
Jesus Christ those P-Basses look disgusting
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#20
for similar price you can get an aerodyne precision, its passive P/J and plays like a dream
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#21
The pickguard lets it down so badly. It's a disgusting gold and its not even a metal guard...
Gear:

Musicman SUB 5
Ibanez SRX305
Ibanez GSR200
Ashdown MAG300 C115
Ashdown MAG 210 cab

Soon a Fender Deluxe Jazz V & an LTD 206
#22
Don't buy it.

Now, where's my prize bitch? I did what you said.
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#23
Quote by Nutter_101
Don't buy it.

Now, where's my prize bitch? I did what you said.


Damn you for putting it bluntly!!!
Gear:

Musicman SUB 5
Ibanez SRX305
Ibanez GSR200
Ashdown MAG300 C115
Ashdown MAG 210 cab

Soon a Fender Deluxe Jazz V & an LTD 206
#25
Quote by capslockisnton
because to make it they had to kill a tree?

You're right, i should get the kind made out of petroleum products and processed metals

Nutter, here's your prize:


Somebody took a bite out of it, I don't know .
I have:
Acoustic B200H+B115 cab, Schecter Stiletto Custom 4, Rondo Fretless, Boss EQ-7.

Some men just want to watch the world burn. And they work at Behringer.
#26
it has a decent chance of giving you cooties and you certainly don't want that to happen
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#27
Id say get a Jazz bass, cuz it seems like it would fit your musical style better and i feel like they are way more versatile
#29
If i weren't so lazy i would get to GC and try them out more As amps have been mentioned(Anarkee at the beginning), And i don't feel like starting a new thread, can i have some suggestions, please?

P.S.
I'll edit the first post as well.
I have:
Acoustic B200H+B115 cab, Schecter Stiletto Custom 4, Rondo Fretless, Boss EQ-7.

Some men just want to watch the world burn. And they work at Behringer.
#30
I never liked P/J basses. On top of them being ugly, I think you should just either get the actual Precision or the Jazz based on what you play. P/Js just do a decent job of being both rather than a good job at one. The active J mentioned earlier would probably be just as versatile anyway.

That said to convince you against it, I've played one before when my bass's input was on the fritz and it played pretty nicely
#31
Quote by Rywad
The pickguard lets it down so badly. It's a disgusting gold and its not even a metal guard...

actually, it looks quite sharp, and is indead metal.


come on, that looks great. The only issue with the news one is: active pickups.
Fact: Bears eat beats. Bears beats Battlestar Galactica.
#32
Thomme, active pickups rock, and you know it.
Quote by samskii
If i weren't so lazy i would get to GC and try them out more As amps have been mentioned(Anarkee at the beginning), And i don't feel like starting a new thread, can i have some suggestions, please?

P.S.
I'll edit the first post as well.

Acoustic and Ashdown.
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#33
The best reason not to get one - You've played it and don't like it.
Any other reason is stupid.
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#34
GET IT.

NOW. NOW!!!!!

And you'll regret it. You could've gotten a new computer for that money.

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#35
Quote by CaptainJack666
for similar price you can get an aerodyne precision, its passive P/J and plays like a dream


I Think you've hit the nail on the head here. TS, if you do see one of these please try it out.

Hmmm, apart from the mentioned above. I actually think the P/J fender is nice. I mean, high end niceness from the one jazz pup and the punch and growl from the P-pup. How much more versatile do you want it? And, active with this Pick-up config will leave you with alot of tone variaty. Oh, mistake me if im wrong but does this have a Jazz style neck? i think it does........ I also think this is the reason why we all get a jazz bass.


Tbh, try it, if you like, get it, if not have a look around, you never know, you may fall in love with a cheaper bass and be half way too getting a new amp
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