I'm a longtime Ric player, so when I bought my first Fender bass a year ago, I had a hard time deciding between the Jazz and Precision. The smaller nut width and neck, the versatility of tones, the history of the Jazz Bass--all of these things prompted me to choose the Jazz Bass. One day, I'll buy a Fender Precision Bass to do what the Jazz Bass cannot. But for now, I've figured out a way to set the EQ on my amp so that I can get that classic percussive thud of the Precision.. Of course, I can't get the panoply of tones a Precision can get, but I've gotten close to one of the tones I like best. Don't get me wrong. I'm glad I chose the Jazz Bass. I know that one day, I'll have to buy it a Precision to hang out with.