Precision vs Jazz

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  1. SIFJiggy

    SIFJiggy

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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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    ecj_bass Supporting Member

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    Smooth vs. Attack
     
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    ecj_bass Supporting Member

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    But seriously, use your own ears.
     
  8. RyanJD

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    Another good quote:

     
  9. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck groove student Supporting Member

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

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

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

    You've been on this board for three years.
     
  11. 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!
     
  12. SIFJiggy

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    Thanks for the input.
     
  13. Paul New

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    Coarse and crude vs refined and sweet.
     
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    I like this comparison. It's probably more accurate than most descriptions I have heard. No, I am not kidding.
     
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    You don't have to choose, as many companies offer a P/J setup.
     
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    Steve Harris or Geddy Lee


    or



    Chuck Rainey or Marcus Miller
     
  17. Jefff

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

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    And they sound nothing like a J IMO.
     
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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.
     
  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion 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
     
  21. 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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