Are P Basses better than J Basses?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by BJMtz, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Yes

    197 vote(s)
  2. No

    214 vote(s)
  1. BJMtz


    Oct 18, 2010
    Tucson, AZ
  2. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ?

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
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  3. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member


    i voted black.
  5. 2F/2F


    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    As always, before asking what is better, you must first tell us what better means in this case. Otherwise, the answers are meaningless.

    That said...yes...but I still like Jazz Basses.
  6. for metal?

    It’s like asking if wives are better than girlfriends. They each have their own unique qualities, which is why you should always have one of each.
    Bobro, ialma, ShirazBop and 37 others like this.
  7. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Each to their own...
    Trouztrouz, frEQ, ReviveBass and 2 others like this.
  8. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    Both Precision and Jazz basses are great basses. Is one better than the other? Well, that’s all opinion really. I used to never be a fan of either types. For years I was a die hard Ibanez Soundgear fan. I still am a fan of those basses but in the last few years, I have come to appreciate both Precision and Jazz style basses. I now have a K B Guitars custom shop P bass with a second one starting production soon. I am also now selling almost all of my Ernie Ball Music Man basses to purchase a Sadowsky NYC 5 J style bass.
  9. Wulfensteiner

    Wulfensteiner Inactive

    Mar 24, 2018
    Melbourne, Australia
    This again???

    Haha kidding. Honest but somewhat unpopular answer? I far prefer everything (feel, neck, tonal possibilities) about a Jazz. Though I'll play around with the EQ on a Precision and play the hell out of it, grinning like a Cheshire cat the entire time. Baseball bat neck be damned!
    hintz, bulldean, Mili and 2 others like this.
  10. dmt


    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    First is better than second. The P bass came first, so....(duh!)

  11. Yes.

    And no....
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  12. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    Define "better"
  13. dmt


    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    More good
    design, ScarfFace, DonBorelli and 6 others like this.
  14. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    And awaaaaay we go...

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Different strokes for different folks! :)
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  16. Instead of spamming overused memes, I will just say that there is no "better" in this case.

    I would say apples and oranges, but this is more like lemons and limes...
  17. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    That question again? Let' s ask the bird! :laugh:


    Bird says: No carrots, no poll!

    GIBrat51, design, Ellery and 10 others like this.
  18. yawn... it's not summer school holiday yet!
    Suncat likes this.
  19. ll Rip ll

    ll Rip ll

    Jul 20, 2014
    Lebanon, OH
    Apples and oranges..
    Billoney and Wulfensteiner like this.
  20. Wulfensteiner

    Wulfensteiner Inactive

    Mar 24, 2018
    Melbourne, Australia
    In summary, the answer is yes and no and get off my lawn you stupid kids!
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