I am proposing this thread to look on the other end of the spectrum of the “MBD” Where you enjoy one of your basses (or your first and only bass) so much that you don’t even want to touch anything else anymore!
I have been suffering from this for the last 3 months since my Fender Vintera 50s Precision Bass came home… At first the wide woody neck with a huge dive was challenging but …the tone… the tone got to me.
In the last 3 months I tried several times to go back to my quite modern and flexible Cort Artisan A4 but it felt more and more …“superficial” almost “toy like” in my hands… No matter what I dialed in the active bass preamp or my bass amp for that matter I couldn’t find that same taste!
I had it up for sale for about 1.5 months now and finally this week someone is buying it from me (fingers crossed). In Italy this is super painful because if your bass ain’t fender it looses ton of value on resell and I am selling that beauty to %55 percent of what I paid but that is another discussion…
Going back to this syndrome!
Since the P-Bass came home and the lockdown measures relaxed in Italy. I have been playing with other musicians a lot… I mean a lot!
Recently as some of you might remember I also picked up a study for Jazz Standards as well in parallel to my 70-90s Rock Cover band… and soon I might find myself running with a Muse Tribute band!
So what do you think is my P-Bass up to this multi genre challenge? Am I?
With the money coming in from Cort I am thinking to get my hands on a Dark Glass Pre/DI… Still deciding either to go for B7K ultra or Vintage ultra…
On the bass side I will change to heavier gauge flatwounds…I enjoyed a lot the round wounds but they are too shiny for the Jazz tones it seems and the Nylon wounds that I have been using lately do not feel very good (maybe La Bella is to blame)…