The world's frist electric bass guitar. Manufactured by Fender, starting in 1951 (not '58, as the previous definition said). Often imitated by cheap Asian brands that wouldn't know a thing about making a guitar. Slang term is P-Bass. Has a brother, the Jazz Bass, introduced in 1962(?)
by Mopar_Rules_Imports_Suck June 08, 2005
A bass model crafted by Fender, and endlessly imitated. Slang term is the "P-bass". The first electric bass guitar manufactured in 1958, this has evolved into one of the most popular models ever. A versatile instrument, and extremely well rounded, but known for being able to produce a nice, fatter, lower tone. Sometimes said to be a "punk" instruument, but that's normally coming from the mouths of Ibanez-loving metalheads.
by The Allergen April 30, 2005