Deluxe Precision Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lewi_wilko, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Lewi_wilko


    Mar 24, 2004
    I am about to buy a fender standard jazz bass and than im going to buy a precision some time later. Ive been looking around and the standard deluxe precision bass with a jazz pickup and their seems to be a small price gap between this bass and the standard precision. Is this bass still aggressive like a precision even with the jazz pickup? Or should i just go for the standard precision.

    Sorry if this thread seems dumb but im not exactly a fender expert.
  2. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Get the active deluxe precision. It's really good. I like it. It's (IMO) the best precision bass out there.
  3. Lewi_wilko


    Mar 24, 2004
    Is it distinctivley differant sounding from a jazz? Just with it having a jazz pickup
  4. JJ P and P/J

    JJ (standard jazz) sounds like a jazz bass
    P (standard precision) sounds like a precision bass
    P/J (precision with Jazz bridge) sounds like a precision bass when the Jazz pickup is dialed out...sounds like a jazz bass with a soloed bridge pickup when the neck pickup is dialed out...sounds like a cross between a precision and a jazz (P/J) when both pickups are dialed in.

    The p-pickup is a more open, sort of hollow sounding that gets takes on a great "thump" sound when the treble is rolled off... the jazz pickup is a tighter, more focuses sound, that has more of a "punch" when the treble is rolled off...

    the difference between a JJ (both pickups, full throttle) and a PJ (both pickups, full throttle) is slight, but definitely noticeable...adjusting your finger techniques (attack and hand position) can definitely go a long way to making a PJ sound like a JJ, for sure.
  5. +1. I have one and its awesome. Great versatility, the neck is amazing, very good looking bass. It's just a great all round bass. I also think its the best P bass out there.

    Go for it!
  6. Lewi_wilko


    Mar 24, 2004
    thanks people the active deluxe precision sounds like what im after :D what does "pan pot" pickup switching mean and will this bass be good for metal like metallica (nothing heavier,) my band sometimes plays metallica and i dont think the jazz im going to get can stomach it as well as a precision might