So a precision bass has a single coil pickup and a tone control.
Jazz bass has two single coil pickups. To replicate a p bass sound on a jazz bass, can't I just use the neck pickup and my tone control and be done with it? Same thing, no?
A precision bass has a split coil pickup.
You can cop a pretty convincing P vibe with a solo'd neck pickup on a J, but no, it's not exactly the same thing ;)
/I have both, I like both, so no dog in this fight.
If it is close enough for you then it is close enough.
I find the Jazz neck pup a bit more....pointed.
The P bass seems to occupy a wider sonic space.
Really don't like forking over $300-500 for a bass when that could be used for pedals and an amp. :P
I used to own a MIA p bass but the neck was like a block of wood to me.
No, no no no no and no. :hmm:
Will taping a pie plate to a Precision make it sound like a Jazz?
No, no it won't. :)
Rolling off the tone, putting cotton in your ears, duct taping a pillow to your speaker, while any of these things may suck the life out of your bass tone, it won't magically make such a bass "sound like a Precision".
I really am curious as to what kind of music on must listen to to lead to this type of conclusion regarding Precision tone? :confused::confused::confused:
For me, when I think Precision I think of this:
And lately even this:
Precision tone is certainly heavy low-mid range kick assery, but c'mon, it is anything but lifeless! :cool:
I own multiple Ps and Js and my opinion is the P does not sound like a Jazz with a neck pup solo'd.
But ..I have a Jazz with Seymour Duncan Quarter pounders and when I have the Sansamp pedal on it does come close. Close, I say, but still not quite a classic split-coil P sound.
Sounds like you need to add an S-1 switch to your Geddy...
Part of the P bass tone comes from the wide, flat coils. Opposite of the J bass pickup design. It matters.
The 2 split coils of a P pickup combined together have a higher output than a single (normal) Jazz pickup.. almost double. IME, a hotter wound J neck pickup in the 9-11K range sounds closer to a stock P pickup (which averages in the 10-11K range) than a normal J pickup does (in the 6-7K range).
If you're MIA P was a "block of wood" (1,625" vs 1,5") imagine a Classic P or Harris!
Even the '51 P with lone single coil is not copied by Jazz neck pickup soloed
Pickup matters, so does the neck
Even if both are alder (not necessarily the case with an old P) or, considerin' a Squier Classic Vibe, both are basswood body, neck dimension matters.
A veritable Precision (or wannabe: look at Yamaha Attitudes) needs a chunky neck, coupled by a single coil pickup, or single
splitcoil pickup, placed in the proverbial "sweet spot", to roar like a Precision must do.
A slim Jazz neck doesn't combine with its front single coil to do that
You can come close - and analogic pedals like Bass Driver D.I. or Vt-Bass help you to - but the relevant result is not equal.
My must have bass should be an alder Jazz bass body (for it's
the larger) with a Precision 1,75" neck (for it's larger) with dual splitcoils in place of singles (say it with me: "for they're larger")
That would bear both bite of Jazz & sheer power of Precision
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