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Dichotomia: Are you a P or a J

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Raman, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. P

    279 vote(s)
  2. J

    175 vote(s)
  1. kerrycares

    kerrycares Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Let’s see, hmmmm ..... I own 4 J basses, and 1 P, an acoustic and an upright.
    “J” .......
  2. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Maybe he means only a jazz player would buy one like it :). To be fair I had a Westoe Thunder IIIA that looked like that, although under the pickup covers was PP. So I was extra Pish with it. Sounded great for Geddy Lee stuff (so does that make it a J? In reality it was the action for a grindy sound) , but had preamp issues and some switch combos were silent so I foolishly sold it.
  3. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Similar for me, but 5 Js (Lord I had to count twice. . Ye gods) and two PJs and the EUB is still conceptual.
  4. “J” for me.

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  5. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Possibly, since he was seemingly on the metal plan. Yel_wink.
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  6. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    J--because of the neck.
  7. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi Charlie :)

    I love ACME products! :hyper::hyper::hyper:

    The final answer to the question: "Which are the best carrots for metal?" :D


    Back on topic: P or J?

    The poll needs a carrots option!

    may the bass be with you

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  8. cchorney

    cchorney Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Meriden, CT
    I'm an HH. If I had to choose P or J, it would be J. But I prefer HH over SS, so ... carrots.

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  9. lexefx

    lexefx picky?? Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Grayslake IL
    J all the way. Then I played an mm-p and two world's collide like MasterCard.

    I found that combo, at least in solo playing to fill all the voids that the individual pickups lacked.
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  10. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    On TB, it is a man or woman's inalienable right to vote "Carrots." :thumbsup:

    Sweet looking bass drool
  11. Bassman316


    May 27, 2008
    Longs, SC
    On one hand I appreciate the sonic versatility of a J bass , but something about the simplicity and low-mid punch of a P bass makes me consider myself more of P, despite having two Js and only one P at the moment. "At the moment" because I'm seriously eyeing up the Squier CV 60's Precision 3TSB and tort 'guard that's coming out soon :D:bassist::hyper:
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  12. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Keep up the sonic experimenting, cuz you...

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  13. Raman

    Raman Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2003
    Montreal, Qc
    Ok, I'll admit that I don't get the "carrots option" joke...
  15. Is it this?...
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  16. J. Couldn't get along with any P type instrument I've tried, from a playability standpoint. Both can sound great, or not so great. From the OP's description, I'd rather punch through the mix, the twangier the better, not a fan of mud or indistinct rumble.
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  17. Bassman316


    May 27, 2008
    Longs, SC
    The more thinkings I have up in my brain compartment about the whole P vs J thing the more it seems to be a Catch 23 situation and a complete worst case Ontario.
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  18. Bassman316


    May 27, 2008
    Longs, SC
  19. Bassosaurus

    Bassosaurus Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    I used to be a J for sure. Now I'm a P and I dig a P-bass with a J neck.
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  20. I wish you wouldn't have brought that up :(

    My tummy hurts now, from all the G.A.S.

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