Fender P bass vs Fender J Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Turkey3202003, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. P bass

  2. J bass

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Turkey3202003


    Mar 9, 2006
    Wich do you think is better.
  2. Turkey3202003


    Mar 9, 2006
    I own a p bass but i am lookinin into getting a j bass
  3. FuManChu


    Mar 3, 2005
    J bass hands down. You can always solo the neck P/U and basically have a P bass. It has more versatility and the J bass has that ohhhh so lovely Gggroooowl, where a P bass always sounds a tad hollow, just one mans opinion. Don't get me wrong the hollow/ P bass sound is cool, just more of a one-trick-pony.
  4. All_¥our_Bass


    Dec 26, 2004
    I own a P/J combo, I dig the J sound, and the p sounds a little dull for my tastes-I like a trebly sound.
  5. i never liked the super thin neck on jazzes, i've always played a little thicker neck so my vote would have to for the P bass. i just like them all around more. But i do know that jazz bass will win this poll. (most likly)
  6. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I haven't seen one of these threads in a least a week.
  7. Turkey3202003


    Mar 9, 2006
    iv played a jazz bass at guitar center and i loved the thin neck that and i think they have brighter tone but im not sure
  8. Tom


    Sep 7, 2005
    Davis, CA
    I chose both on the poll because it let me.
  9. haxality


    Feb 14, 2006
    This thread is destined for flamewars. :(
  10. IotaNet

    IotaNet Supporting Member


    Now, now. This is Talkbass -- you know the program! LOL
  11. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    I like J Basses a bit more since I feel they are a little more versatile. But a PJ combo is even more versatile.
  12. T-Funk


    Jul 2, 2005
    Generally, I prefer the J bass over P bass. The expection to the rule is the American Deluxe P Bass. IMHO, this is Fender's best bass product.

  13. 3flowoj


    Jan 13, 2005
    Morton IL
    How can you pick one over the other. They both kick and are for different gigs. I have both.:bassist:
  14. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    This is probably the most controversal bass related topic in the history of man... yet everybody seems to post the topic like it's going out of style!
  15. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Another P vs J thread! *pyrohr takes the gas pipe*:help:
  16. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Same for me. But I'll keep the P, which sounds incredible.
  17. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    It did go out of style. A long time ago.
  18. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Retractable frets + retractable P/J pickups + synchronized Xmas lights, for the win.
  19. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA