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Precision vs Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SIFJiggy, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. SIFJiggy

    SIFJiggy Supporting Member

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    HATE to be "that guy" - but phone can't search only thread titles.

    In one sentence compare the tone of a PBass vs tone of a jazz.

    I'm terrible at putting tone into words.
  2. RyanJD

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  3. davr35

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    Booty Vs Burp
  4. Johnpjm

    Johnpjm Supporting Member

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    Smooth vs. Attack
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  6. Johnpjm

    Johnpjm Supporting Member

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    But seriously, use your own ears.
  7. RyanJD

    RyanJD Supporting Member

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    Another good quote:

  8. agent77

    agent77 Tin Foil Hat Wearer Supporting Member

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    P bass sounds like a herd of elephants, Jazz reminds me of James Bond.
  9. ddnidd1

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    Really - that's what you want to ask????

    You've been on this board for three years.
  10. DannyBob

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    A Jazz bass is like long, sensual intercourse after a night on a date with the missus

    A P bass is like a very quick one night stand, BOOM!
  11. SIFJiggy

    SIFJiggy Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the input.
  12. Paul New

    Paul New

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    Coarse and crude vs refined and sweet.
  13. Turnaround

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    I like this comparison. It's probably more accurate than most descriptions I have heard. No, I am not kidding.
  14. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

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    You don't have to choose, as many companies offer a P/J setup.
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    twc1313 Supporting Member

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    Steve Harris or Geddy Lee


    or



    Chuck Rainey or Marcus Miller
  16. Jefff

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    To my ears the P has always occupied more sonic space and the J more pointed.
  17. bassgod0dmw

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    And they sound nothing like a J IMO.
  18. BCB50

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    Been on TB for a month or so and it seems like about every 3-4 days this Jazz Precision crap comes up.

    It all boils down to if the bass feels and sounds good to you then that's the one.

    Then ask yourself does this thing make me want to play or just GAS for something else.

    I'm happy right now playing my '75 jazz throught a Peavey TNT 100 with a set of light flats on it. I like the feel and sound. Happy Happy Happy. The only bass I'm really curious about is a G&L J-B 2, but again it's my preference.
  19. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    To me the Jazz bass sounds like a Jazz bass and the Precision bass sounds like a Precision bass hope that helps -cheers
  20. GBassNorth

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    Hey this is a football weekend, so.....

    A P bass is usually safe and solid like Defense, a Jazz is is all about attack like Offense.

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