Difference in price between Fender Standard P bass and Fender Standard Jazz!?!?!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Punk_Princess19, Sep 14, 2001.

  1. Help!?!? I am having alot of trouble.. i started wanting a washburn lb60.. then changed my mind to fender affinity... then to fender standard p bass.. now a fender standard jazz.. HELP!!
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Maybe you could do a search... I think we've discussed Fenders before...
  3. ...your talking about squire right? I have a Squire standard jazz and had a p bass special in the past. IMO i prefer the looks and feel of the jazz to the p. I think your just going to have to try them all out and see what you like the best.
  4. I know this will start some fights :) and for that I am a bad boy, I know Mods.. I know...

    but I feel that the Jazz might be a *bit* better suited for your bands needs (given how many different styles you play) as I find them more versatile then the Precisions I've played, mostly in that there are so many different sounds you can make your Jazz bass make by messing with the control knobs, and even changing how you play, where as with a Precision you can always change how you play, but there are not alot of other things you can do.

    I myself posted a poll a while back about buying a new bass. I had owned a Squire Affinity Precision.. please don't buy one unless you find it for REALLY inexpensive.. like at a garage sale or something.. but that poll eventually led me to try out alot of basses. However I eventually agreed with the poll (which was almost a painful experience :eek: ) and bought a Fender MIM Jazz. :cool: and she is purdy :)

    I am the same way, the band(s) that I play with alot are of VERY different styles.. some of my friends play Blues/Country/Jazz style stuff, other play some metal/punk and everything in between.. I've never heard anyone complain that my Jazz bass sounded to Jazzy for Metal or too metal for Jazz... Ah perfection :D
  5. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    To answer the original question,I dont think theres any price difference between a MIM P and a MIM J.Either can be had for somewhere around $299 US,with sunburst models costing roughly $30-$40 more.

    Imo the MIM Fenders offer the best bang for the buck.
    Good luck with whichever you choose.