Originally Posted by alembicbones
I think it comes down to the tones you are after as a bassist. Personally I prefer the flexability of the American Jazz Deluxe 5. However, if you really want a P, usually only a P will do.
I think this comes down to some soul searching on your part.
Well put, alembicbones...
The Deluxe Jazz will give you a little more flexibility overall (IMHO), but there ain't nothing wrong with a P5 - mine gives me what I need song after song, gig after gig.
Plus, I dig the simplicity of a passive bass w/ a volume & tone knob... Any changes come from right hand placement & tone knob adjustments - very cool.