So, our bassist has been drooling over our PRSi for a while, but wasn't about to drop PS prices. With the new Core series Grainger basses, he's back in the game. I think he is planning on placing his order this week.
What do you all think about 'em? Have you played one? How about the Private Stock version? Thoughts? Pics?
Beautiful! That is awesome.
Well, our bass player bit the bullet and ordered a 4 string a day after I first posted about it. He was told to expect a 2 month wait. It's driving all of us crazy. I'll get some pics when it shows up.
That's freaking awesome Markie, probably exactly what I'd get but with nickel instead of gold. I'm dying for them to do an SE bass that I could buy for my kid at the Experience(you know, so I could borrow it once in awhile). :D
His showed up at the local pusher on Friday. He brought over yesterday...it did not disappoint. I'll snap some pics this week when we practice at his house. It's Jade, with a stained body--the mahogany took the stain a lot darker than the maple, and it looks fantastic.
Tone wise, this thing is the bomb! We played everything from 60s rock and soul to more modern rock and blues yesterday, and it took everything well. He's got quite a collection of basses--P and Jazz, Ric 4003, a couple G&Ls, a rocking Godin Shifter (totally under-appreciated bargain priced bass!), a new Gibby EB, and the most killer limited edition Warwick. While they all have their own thing, as does the Grainger, the Grainger just kills it! He's been pretty religious about rotating through his collection for rehearsals and gigs. I think that is going to change.
As far as the neck: I'm not a bass player, but love to play, and often alternate with the other guitar player in my other band on bass. Between the collection mentioned above, and the killer P and Jazz we share, this is easily the smoothest player for me. It just feels like a trim guitar neck. It the first position, it reminded me a lot of my old CE24 and it's wide thin neck--not exactly the same, but similar. The taper was smooth and, I don't know, natural?
The only downside? We are both going to have Jade instruments that neither are going to want to put down. It guess it's time for matching jade green paisley tuxes (I will have become my Dad in his 60s surf band!).
Trust me when I say that for a few years in those early days, nothing - nothing! - was cooler than being in a surf band playing matching Fenders (or Mosrites), wearing matching sharkskin suits with tight pants, skinny ties, tab collar shirts, and sidewinder sh^t kickers.
Originally Posted by Egads
Extra points if your hair was greased back in a DA and you had sunglasses on.
I was a little kid then, and SO wanted to be that guy!
I'll dig up the band photo from my dad's '64 surf band. They were more clean cut Ventures/Astronauts than the greased back look. Who knew CO was a hotbed of Surf depravity?
Now, three of the four of them form the foundation of the '50s-'00s band I play with. With the bassist's new Grainger, we are all PRS for electrics.