Fender Precision Bass Guitar

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Fender Precision Bass Guitar.

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Love my Yammie FG700, but she took some loving right off the shelf to make
her right. Keep watching Dave’s videos and you’ll be off to a good start.
You’d have to spend a bit to catch up with her now.

Written By runningwild55 on January 31st, 2014 @ 8:23 am

I spent months looking for an acoustic guitar playing everything from cheep
Chinese to top of the range hand made. I just couldn’t find one I really
liked, then I was offered a 2nd hand Yamaha CSF100K steel strung limited
run of a 100 hand made all Koa parlour. This is one of the best guitars I
have ever owned and will never sell it, Before I bought this guitar I never
gave Yamaha a second look so don’t judge till you try, some times you just
land lucky.

Written By George Grant on January 31st, 2014 @ 8:24 am

Never used the chromes, I’m not a pro player, so a little bit more sustain
doesn’t mean all that much to me. I’m lucky to get the notes right, I’m not
good enough to sweat the small stuff yet. I still don’t get having a sharp
piece of steel in the way. Doesn’t that limit how you can play it? My bass
has two sets of pickups, if I put steel over them, I’d have to pluck the
neck to play it. While that can work for some things, I wouldn’t want to
have to do it all the time.

Written By tootall11211 on January 31st, 2014 @ 9:03 am

hate to say it Yamaha but look at many quality can vary even within the
same model off the shelf

Written By Dave's World of Fun Stuff on January 31st, 2014 @ 9:49 am

I started with a Squire J. I have others, but after swapping out the
pickups, pots, and cap – and setting it up with help from Dave here, it’s
still my favorite! As long as it makes noise, right!

Written By SomeGuyInSandy on January 31st, 2014 @ 10:45 am

Hey Cobba This is what I did to my Tony Franklin Pbass as well as
converting to a “string thru body with the high mass bridge. As I mentioned
to you via email its made a difference to the tone – better…:) Happy Nude
Year Dave & everyone.

Written By Unca Stu on January 31st, 2014 @ 10:56 am

what you mean, string through? enlighten me dave?!

Written By Vernon Bigsby on January 31st, 2014 @ 11:49 am

Yup! Someday there will be a P-Bass at arms reach on my fret-rest stand as
well. Happy New Year!

Written By SomeGuyInSandy on January 31st, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

Got a Gretsch G5122 and money for a tele for xmas :)

Written By Chris Conway on January 31st, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

yes and the bridge cover had a sponge mute in it :)

Written By Dave's World of Fun Stuff on January 31st, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

I’ve had good luck with Yamaha and Seagull guitars.

Written By CraigMR76 on January 31st, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

aaaah! sorry, it sounds stupid now i look at the question… goochbag ;-)

Written By Vernon Bigsby on January 31st, 2014 @ 3:38 pm

WTF? The pinhead has a string-through and top loads it? Please educate
everyone and explain why a string-through sounds much better. And thanks
for asking if I got what i wanted for Christmas. Santa sent me another
Music Man Stingray Classic. Now I have 4 in me arsenal….Oops did i say
arse? I hope that didn’t offend anybody. I wouldn’t want you to get flagged
for the New Year. Also: Happy New Year Boys and Girls—Cheers–Duke

Written By crazyuncleduke9 on January 31st, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

I got a 2012 American Standard 3-Tone Jazz Bass for X-Mas! Your Jazz Bass
video a while back got me interested in j basses. Happy new year Dave!

Written By Ethan Shade on January 31st, 2014 @ 4:08 pm

Same to you bud

Written By Ethan Dean on January 31st, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

Then I will rest my case and apologize for the inconvenience. Love your
vids, by the way!

Written By TheBlueBandYTAccount on January 31st, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

that black bass looks like the one roger waters plays lol

Written By Chris Anderson on January 31st, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

Definitely, and in fact it sounds pretty good. I just don’t like that
nagging feeling that it’s a copy with a dodgy headstock shape, and square
neck heel that ensures I can’t fit another neck! Oh well – good for a
starter, one day I’ll get that Fender…

Written By Ethan Dean on January 31st, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

Hey, can I get you’re opinion on Schecter Basses? I was just wondering
weather they are particularly good. I’m interested the Model-t witch is one
of the more expensive models that I’ve looked at. Thanks. :)

Written By CananANDJam on January 31st, 2014 @ 6:06 pm

Wouldn’t call him a pinhead, the strings he wanted to use probably don’t
work with the string through function. Some flatwounds just break when they
strung through the body, some don’t.

Written By Tyler Mills on January 31st, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

whats the les paul behind the p bass at 2:00

Written By tingly7654321 on January 31st, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

Im not big on the string through on a P bass. It screws with the tension on
a standard set of swing bass strings for me. More taut than I’d like. Wish
mine had the bridge through option too, those new bridges are wonderful.

Written By NapoleanXV on January 31st, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

as far as I remember, you can’t put flats through the body because the
wound might brake Dave Lovely P tho :)

Written By Marcin Nowak on January 31st, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

Midnight upload, eh? I can’t stress enough how much I love your videos and
how helpful they are to me! I already am helping friends with their guitars
(Damn floyd roses) and want to do this on the side professionally in the

Written By Tyler Russell on January 31st, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

I got a new amplifier, Orange Dark terror head and Mesa 412! :D So happy
with it I think a Marshall or Orange cab may have been a better choice but
I love it all the same gonna sell my old line 6 and invest into a PRS SE
Mikael signature guitar next! Happy new years Dave!

Written By MickMinor14 on January 31st, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

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