Yep, they are unique. They do the P thing really well, as well as the J bridge thing really well (though I like my P/J with the bridge PU in 70s position for more bite when blending) even though I pretty much never run the bridge by its self. I tend to treat my P/J basses as an enhanced P. It's a P bass with J-ish scoopy blends available. I did finally land on a pretty versatile P/J with my Wilde P46/J45L with vol/ungrounded blend/tone with a push/pull to put the P46 in parallel. That gives it more of that brighter J neck sound vs the grunty series P thing. When blended with the bridge PU, it makes this J guy pretty happy! I think it's really cool that Fender nailed the passive tones on the Elite. I do love that preamp, too!