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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rubber_ritchie, Mar 20, 2009.
Does anyone use a Fender jazz for rock music or have any famous players ever done so?
uh Geddy Lee?
I use a wick corvette for rock, similar setup.
i prefer jazz style basses they sound more aggressive.
I think there was a band from your side of the pond, "heavy blimp" or something like that. They had a pretty decent bassist who occasionally played a Jazz.
Sorry, just joshin ya. True answer is tons of bassists in rock have played them. Also Rock is a pretty big area to cover, but they are right up there with P basses in Rock popularity.
john paul jones from led zepplin and geddy lee from rush among a lot of others used one. why not use it. fender jazz is just a name.
Um... No I don't think its ever been used for rock music. I mean seriously, Leo would have called it a Rock Bass if it was meant for rock. It's actually a law in the state of Utah that Jazz basses must only be used for Jazz music.
Um... yeah? Who doesn't use jazz basses for rock? Have you never heard of GEDDY FREAKIN LEE?
Haha I love how three people said about the same thing at exactly the same time.
Yes. Most bass player who play fender own a P and a J. I prefer a J, so I own a J and P/J hybrid.
Thank you for allowing me to abbreviate everything.
what kind of rock we talking? cos yes, theres bassists that play fender jazz basses in all kinds of rock.
this is my playing a jazz bass in metal..
first song is the main one, called 'gutless'
The jazz is a pretty versitile instrument. I mean Geddy uses one, but I guess it depends on what "rock" means to you. I play a jazz (though I'm GASing for a P to compliment it), and I'd feel good playing it for many different styles.
Ohhh yeah, Jazzes can have great tone for rock
Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers...
These days I think Jazz basses are more popular than P-Basses in Rock. In fact I think that's been true for about 30 years now.
I would think that the jazz bass is one of the most popular instruments used in Rock music. In my experience there is little that a jazz bass cannot do.
Really... I don't undestand your question, as Fender Jazz Bass belongs to Rock music history.... I think that Rock & Roll Music wouldn't be the same if the Fender Jazz Bass hasn't been invented !!!!
The Fender Precision Bass is for precise music!
alright, give the guy a break. He may not be a very experienced bassist and is doing what we all did when we started out. Come on, you weren't born with the knowledge of what a Fender bass was, let alone what the 2 pickup one was called. He is testing the waters of playing and finding a tone I am guessing, so lets get him some more specifics so he can hear it. If there are so darn many why do we only have flea, JPJ, Tim whats his nuts and Geddy x 10. Also how about band names with every bassist name. That information may not be a granted for him, and is probably more useful anyway when he goes looking for examples to listen to.
Short answer, YES...
What about Noel Redding and Billy Cox?
Weren't they Rock Bass players ???
Ever heard "My Generation" by The Who?
Just thought I'd say, the reason it is called a Jazz bass is because when Fender first started making them, they made the body style to match that of the Jazzmaster. hence the name "Jazz" Bass