Are Fender Precision basses good?

Are Fender Precision basses good?

The Fender Precision Bass is always at the top of every top-selling bass guitars in history, although that’s a tough fact to prove as there’re so many budget basses coming out almost every month to take the budget market by storm.

Do vintage basses sound better?

Wood dries out and resonates more, pickups age and become warmer, more organic sounding. The entire instrument fuses as one whole entity instead of just a jumble of parts. These are just some of the things I’ve heard over the years about why vintage basses sound, play, and feel better than newer axes.

What year did the Fender Precision bass come out?

0043) 1951. Leo Fender introduced the Precision bass (commonly known as the P-bass) in 1951. Named for the precise intonation enabled by its fretted neck, the P-bass was the first commercially successful electric bass guitar and set off a revolution in popular music.

Who plays Precision Bass?

There are a lot of bass players who prefer playing a P-Bass. The Motown legend James Jamerson uses a ’62 PBass that he calls “the funk machine”. Donald “Duck” Dunn, Carol Kaye, Pino Palladino, Steve Harris, Willie Weeks, Sting, Paul Simonon and George Porter Jr. are just some of the notable P-Bass users.

Who plays Fender Precision Bass?

So, let’s check out five Fender bass players: James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Flea, Aston Barrett, and Jaco Pastorius.

Who played a Precision Bass?

How do you get a deeper bass tone?

For deep bass, you’re going to want to use a low-pass filter to cut out the higher frequencies of the bass notes, and then shape it with the filter and amplitude envelopes. Using the low-pass filter cutoff, we cut the higher frequencies out. Next, played with the filter resonance to add some depth and color.

What is a vintage bass tone?

Vintage bass tone comes from a combination of three things—the bass, the amp, and the player’s hands. Vintage bass tone comes from a combination of three things—the bass, the amp, and the player’s hands. A guy walked into my friend’s guitar shop years ago and asked if they could make him sound like Santana.

Who is the greatest bass player?

Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top Ten Bassists of All Time

  1. John Entwistle. The clear winner in our poll was John Entwistle of The Who.
  2. Flea.
  3. Paul McCartney.
  4. Geddy Lee.
  5. Les Claypool.
  6. John Paul Jones.
  7. Jaco Pastorius.
  8. Jack Bruce.

What bass did Cliff Burton use?

Rickenbacker 4001 The bass of choice for the late Cliff – a trademark of his that’s visually striking, like a Les Paul in Slash’s hands. This bass was heard and used on countless records and was replace by only one model, as per Cliff’s decision: his custom-made Aria Pro II.

Who has the bass of doom?

Bassist Robert Trujillo
Tragically, Jaco died in 1987 at the age of 36 and never saw the bass after losing/leaving it in the park. For years the bass was missing before turning up in a New York City music store. Thanks to Metalica’s Bassist Robert Trujillo, the instrument is now in the hands of Jaco’s children.