#1
I always ask what should my next bass be and the answer is Fender P bass. Currently I own a Yamaha RBX170 which looks better(I think) than the Fender for the same price and the RBX170 has a P and J pickup. I play mostly rock/metal/punk stuff so I would think something with humbuckers like the Schecter Omen-4 would be better but people still say the P bass. Why? It only has one pickup and it looks to same. How can one pick up be better than two?
#2
well, my p-bass has two pickups, so i dont no why you think theres only one, maybe a lower-end model, but p-bass's (at least mine) sound really good and are easy to play and everything, so thats probably why
#3
It's all preference. Those are just opinions to help you find something new. Go play a Fender P bass and see if you like it, if you don't, look for something new. It's very simple. You don't have to listen to anybody if you don't want to.
#4
exactly, all opinion, i prefer the jazz bass, or the omen 4 over the p bass, wasn't ever a fan of those
#5
Quote by SeventhSkull
well, my p-bass has two pickups, so i dont no why you think theres only one, maybe a lower-end model, but p-bass's (at least mine) sound really good and are easy to play and everything, so thats probably why



Doesn't a "standard Precision bass" have a "split coil pickup" like this?



I always assumed "split coil" meant that it's kind of like one single coil pickup, but split into two...


Or is your bass the P-bass Deluxe that has the single coil at the bridge like so?




Anyways, I think the P-bass is overrated. I never liked them, but the Deluxe models are pretty good, with the single coil. The American Deluxe has a nice humbucker, but it's kinda expensive for what it is.
#6
^ If you don't like them then you don't like em. Just happens that everyone you've asked likes P basses.
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#7
Why are the Rolling Stones better than the "Take That"?
Why a Cadillac is better than a Toyota?
Why a Fender is better than a Yamaha?
#8
OH nay nay sir, Toyota's are great!

I don't see many Cadillacs cruising around Iraq with 50cals mounted in the back.

~Toyota - Japanese Tested, Terrorist Approved!

uhh...yeah.


Fender P's Do have a sexy pickguard, however I've never really liked the tone.
Go out and play what you see, and get the one that speaks to you, if you start playing a crap instrument, you'll be able to tell because you wont want to play bass much longer.
I always say - opt for saving up and getting the best.
but until then, just make sure you play a bunch of price-specific but quality equipment and you cant go wrong, listen to what your body tells you and your ear tells you before buying.

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Last edited by RogerBeam at Jan 30, 2007,
#9
I love my P-Bass, i also have a RBX170 and EVERYTHING about my American P-Bass is better IMO. Are you thinking of a Squier by Fender?
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#10
Quote by indie-bassist
I love my P-Bass, i also have a RBX170 and EVERYTHING about my American P-Bass is better IMO. Are you thinking of a Squier by Fender?


Way to compare the RBX170 to an AMERICAN P-BASS. Geez, thats like saying my Ferarri owns my pinto.