Originally Posted by armdias
So would you say that for the kind of tones i'm after, the Jazz Bass, for a new bass user, would be the best/safest bet? I'm just double asking because i just watched a concert from the first band i posted (Soror Dolorosa) and the bass was a P...
Killing Joke, of course! Love the Night Time album, but the latest one (MMXII) is also very good
A P is the evergood... would it be punk-new wave-electro pop!
But if you're lookin' to effect it (that's where my, say, electric guitar "approach" got involved) a Jazz bass can be a better chameleon to your needs.
I mean: a Precision bass can work for everything yet stayin' a Precision bass
A Jazz bass "becomes" everything
If you're tellin' me: "I just wanna play punk rock", I'd say "go get a P bass now"
If you're goin' a bit more "articulated"... naaa... a Jazz bass' for ya
And, comin' from guitars, a thinner neck (Jazz got it thinner at the nut) is a faster startin' point...