Five-string P-basses

Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby nolabass » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:35 am

This thread was started in 2007 and there still is not a ton of interest in a straight up 5 string P Bass it seems. The "B" string was always an issue and I didn't want something with a P Bass body and a J/MM/single coil pup configuration. If only there were a standard P looking bass, maybe...... say with a 35" scale to help the B string? Sunburst with a maple neck..... you know, something the blues Nazis wouldn't necessarily catch. I spend a lot of time in the blues circles and a P that could slide by visually would be interesting. Especially if it sounded and set in the mix like a P. Hmmmmmm...... [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby vates » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:39 am

You should definitely check Mike Lull P5 then ;)
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby moe monsarrat » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:54 am

Not the same one as Chef's. But the same maker for sure. I think Chef sold his.
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby nolabass » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:57 am

I'm almost sure to put any P Bass through my SanSamp BDDI either way so active is moot I'm guessing. Is there a relationship between an on board pre-amp and a good sounding B string that an out board pre-amp could not reproduce?
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Five-string P-basses

Postby Mike Childree » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:04 pm

The Lulls are totally passive and have a good a B string as any bass I've owned.
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby Jerry » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:18 pm

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Five-string P-basses

Postby harleyyy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:53 pm

Nice Jer!! Congrats!


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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby Mike Childree » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:46 pm

I've got that same bass in black, Jerry. You're gonna love it!
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby hmagman » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:37 pm

Very nice... :drool
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby Gil Escalera » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:16 pm

What Harry said.

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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby ghiadub » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:44 pm

Very nice. Every Lull I have played has been a wonderful bass, congrats!
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby vates » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:32 pm

nice!!

My new P5 is still in the works. waiting, waiting...
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby bigfatbass » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:49 am

Glad to see some life on this topic! I'm most interested in what you folks that have one of the magical beasts already think about pick up choices. Which one REALLY sounds like a P? Like, close your eyes while someone plays the top 4 and you'd swear it was a 65? I've had a couple Fralin-ed Ps with great results, but have no idea about a 5 string version.
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby vates » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:55 pm

I had good results with Nordy NP5 pickup and SDCS that are installed in lulls. Though I don't know if they really nail that sound because those basses didn't sound exactly like an old P anyway....
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Re: Five-string P-basses

Postby vates » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:56 pm

Now, how about this one?

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