This image from mixonline.com reveals he plays a Fender Precision Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst. A few other images around the web of him with this same bass show he may have changed the pickguard to a White Pearl color one, although the pickguard is often custom art to match whatever on-stage artwork Coldplay has going on (such as in the source photo). Guy was asked about his bass guitar in this interview (http://www.coldplay.com/newsdetail.php?id=135), and to which he responded, "It's a Fender Precision Bass. I have flirted with others, but you always go back to the one you love."more
At 2:00 in this rig rundown video from Premier Guitar, Juan Alderete talks about his Fender stock fretless bass, saying “This is a 1970 or ’71 Fender stock fretless and I had the lines painted on it because I don’t play jazz, so I’m not at the comforts of a nice controlled room. I play rock, so it’s like this big arena are we’re about to play and it’s hard to hear so I needed that for guidance just to give me that extra edge and tuning if you know about fretless. And so, I had the lines painted on. So, usually this neck is just rosewood and it has these black dots on top. I had Eric get Eric’s guitar and paint the fret lines on it and the dots on it and I have three basses like this but it’s a stock fretless. So, it’s not wood grain, it’s not the frets pulled out but wood notches put in it.”more
> Debuting on her blog on September 10, 2010, this bass is super sparkly/shiny due to the custom paintjob on the body + the headstock. TOMOMI later customized the pickguard with a reflective chrome-style one. The signature racing stripes are in a blue-red-blue pattern. The nickname "Sabao" came from one of the suggestions to her Twitter when she asked fans to name her new bass. -SCANDAL HEAVENmore
*"So, summer 2015 tour rig would have been: - 2 almost identical Fender P/Js. One was a store bought model where nothing changed. American Standard with a super thin J neck (me thinks those are the 60s style, but I could be wrong). The other is my Fender master custom P with the Marcus Miller neck. Had a J bridge pickup added. No fancy electronics. Original Badass bridge added. The big deal with that one was the silver flake finish. Took more than a year to wait for the paint job. Nothing is tuned down for good, just a low Eb for some of the songs that need it. - Delay is just an MXR Carbon Copy. I try new stuff all the time and that one just feels so good to manipulate by hand. - Shut Up and Dance fuzz is actually just an old Ibanez bass Tube Screamer. I throw in a JHS 4-Wheeler if it needs more definition. Nowadays, I use an Aguilar Agro or the Brimstone crossover distortion (Best distortion on the market) - The Rick... OH the rick. I miss her. She's SUPER rare. factory turquoise, built in 2001. I don't have the heart to subject her to the road anymore. Maybe in the future I will bring her out cuz gear heads always want to chat about it after the show."more
Mark uses a black 2015 Fender American Standard Precision Bass with Dimarzio Model P pickups. Maple fretboard and usually has a Gruv Gear Fret wrap attached to it. Has been using this bass as one of his main stage and recording basses since he got it straight from Fender during the Going To Hell tour in 2015.more
"Other gear in the band’s rig includes bass player Juan Calleros’ all new arsenal of five-string [American Deluxe](https://equipboard.com/items/fender-american-deluxe-jazz-bass) and American Standard Precision Bass® guitars" - [Fender](http://www2.fender.com/experience/artists/mana-sells-out-tour-dates-breaks-own-record/).more
*Was there any particular reason you settled on the ’79 Precision Bass you’re most known for playing? I imagine a ‘70s Precision would have been heavy, rough on the shoulder, and hard to cram into a van.* **1979 Fender Precision Bass** My ’79 Precision Bass is actually remarkably light for one of those. It’s the lightest P Bass I have ever lifted. I have no idea if the body is original. It has a strange candy apple kind of finish, which I imagine is not standard. This could be a sign that someone switched the body out. I’m really not a huge gear head still, so I don’t know how to tell. I feel like it belonged to someone in a reggae band before me—I think that’s what the guy at the store where I got it said. Due to its relative lightness, I’m super committed to that bass. I have even gone so far as to say that if anything ever happens to it, I would quit playing. Turns out, something happened to my ears first, so now I hardly play anyway.more
This photo posted to the fenderartists Instagram account shows London May playing a Fender American Standard Precision Bass guitar. The caption reads, "#Samhain's @RealLondonMay live at #RiotFest in Chicago with his American Standard P Bass. Photo taken by Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God. #fender #fenderbass"more
I have wanted one of these for years and now I finally own one I will not play anything else! I listen to a lot of punk music and the American Standard Precision bass has an amazing tone the bass and treble and together with the Sansamp forget about it! never been so satisfied with a tone!
What could be more classic than flatwounds on a P-Bass through an Ampeg? All the thump an fundamental to make your band sound better, and isn't that why we play the bass in the first place?