Harmony P-Bass copy w/ Brass Nut Reviews
$40 at Guitar Center.
With the low price tag, I just had to plug
it in. It actually sounded real good. It
needed the neck tilt shimmed, but nothing
else was wrong, and it showed very little
signs of use. Plus I liked the bess nut.
It's real cheap and sounds good. Also it
has a brass nut. Maybe someone hotrodded
it? [but there's no fancy name on the PU,
and it still has the stamped bridge].
Tuners work smoothly and it's not overly
heavy for a P-type. There's almost 2" of
space from the nut to the E-string peg so
you can avoid wrapping the main windings
onto the peg.
It's a good cheap "house bass" for hosting
a jam where total strangers borrow your ax,
and it "looks right".
There's really nothing other than what is
common to all P-type basses:
You have to remove all the screws in the
pickguard just to spray the pots or if
the jack needs tightening; and P-types
are never light or compact.
finish over mystery wood, exposed pole
P-pickup with no name on it, open gear
tuners are marked "Licenced by Schaller",
two knobs and 1/4" jack mounted on "tail"
of pickguard. Pickguard appears to be
non-laminated, but isn't warped or wavy.
Maple neck and rosewood fretboard with 22
frets. Nut is brass [have to wonder if
It's not especially loud, maybe average
for a passive single-PU bass. Tone knob
has discernable effect but nothing major.
Good cheap basses don't come any gooder or
cheaper, and did I mention the brass nut?
It's very "un-deluxe" but with no warts,
so I guess that rates a "3", but "3" isn't
any sort of complaint.golem
rated this unit
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