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A different kind of P vs J thread

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Uncle K, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    So I had an epiphany this morning. A P-Bass feels more comfortable than a Jazz when I play sitting down, but a Jazz is more comfortable when standing. Anyone else feel the same way, or is this kooky talk?
  2. circuitspore


    Aug 27, 2006
    Raleigh, NC
    I haven't played Jazz much (I just got one after playing other basses for the past 15 years), but the first thing I noticed between the two is that the Precision feels more balanced/natural when I'm sitting.
  3. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    ...and a dimension bass feels better when you're standing on your head.
  4. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I own both but I can't say either is more comfortable standing vs sitting. But we're all a little kooky.

    Actually, I do prefer to pluck over the bridge pup on my jazz and that's more comfortable standing.
  5. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I finally established that a P feels better to me than a J, so I've modded a couple of my cheaper P's with different pickup configurations. Works great for me. I've got a P, a P/J, and a third with T-bird pickups. With those three, I can cover quite a bit of ground.
  6. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    That's weird.
    I play live with a Jazz bass... but I record, sitting down... with a Precision. Newver thought about it until you asked.
  7. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    I'm exactly the same. Offset body fits like a glove when standing, but precision body feels more comfortable than jazz when sitting down. P balances better on my leg when sitting down. Jazz neck dives when sitting down, but balances perfectly standing up.