Fender Precision vs 2 Jazz basses with soundclips

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by goran, May 3, 2012.


  1. goran

    goran

    Dec 17, 2002
    Croatia
    Endorsing Artist: Bartolini
    A month ago I recorded these clips for my local forum, in order to see if people can tell the difference between Precision and Jazz. It turned out that they couldn't, at least no one was 100% percent accurate.

    The basses:
    1. Fender Jazz bass (active EMG J Set - both pickups), new Dunlop nickel-plated strings
    2. Fender Jazz bass (active EMG J Set - neck pickup), new Dunlop nickel-plated strings
    3. Fender Precision bass, all stock, new DR Hi-Beam strings
    4. Aria Jazz bass (active EMG JV Set - both pickups), older Elixir Nanoweb strings
    5. Aria Jazz bass (active EMG JV Set - neck pickup), older Elixir Nanoweb strings

    And the recordings (in no particular order):
    1. Bass 1.mp3 - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage
    2. Bass 2.mp3 - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage
    3. Bass 3.mp3 - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage
    4. Bass 4.mp3 - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage
    5. Bass 5.mp3 - File Shared from Box - Free Online File Storage

    Can you tell which is which? ;)
     
  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Inactive Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Hard to tell with all the the different string brands, but I think it might be #5.
     
  3. Coldmilk

    Coldmilk

    Jun 13, 2011
    San Diego
    I'm going to guess...

    1. EMG J set, neck pickup.
    2. Fender P bass
    3. EMG JV Jazz, both pickups.
    4. EMG JV set, neck pickup.
    5. EMG J set Jazz, both pickups

    Or maybe 3 is actually the Fender P. I hear the stainless steel click on that one.
     
  4. tonymcbony

    tonymcbony

    Mar 21, 2006
    This is what I reckon

    1 = Aria Jazz with Both pups & Nickels
    2 = Precision
    3 = Fender Jazz with Both pups & Elixirs
    4 = Aria Jazz with Neck pup & Nickels
    5 = Fender Jazz with Neck pup & Elixirs
     
  5. Tristan

    Tristan

    Jan 28, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada
    here is my guess. both pup vs neck seems easy, but neck jazz vs precision is tougher than i thought.

    1 aria both pups
    2 aria jazz neck
    3 fender both pups
    4 fender jazz neck
    5 precision
     
  6. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    it's hard to tell because your action is too high, IMHO.:ninja:
     
  7. goran

    goran

    Dec 17, 2002
    Croatia
    Endorsing Artist: Bartolini
    And you can tell that just from the audio clips? :eyebrow:
    No, it's not - I would say that it is medium/medium-low, while a lot of other players say that I setup my basses with low action.
     
  8. JayGunn

    JayGunn Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    Chapel Hill NC
    1, 3 Jazz both pickups
    4, 5 Jazz neck pickups
    2 PRECISION
     
  9. Growly Lytes

    Growly Lytes

    Dec 4, 2009
    Downunder Oz
    Bass player
    Hey Yugoslavia was....i mean is the best !
    I can totally hear the difference in the J & the P sound.
    Jazz to me sounds better by miles.Ive got 4 basses with another coming & all of them have P & J configuration.I cant stand using them on there own.They compliment each other when they are set correctly concerning height adjusment.
     
  10. goran

    goran

    Dec 17, 2002
    Croatia
    Endorsing Artist: Bartolini
    I totally forgot about this thread :bag:.

    Anyway, here are the results:
    1. Bass 1.mp3 - - Aria Jazz bass (active EMG JV Set - both pickups), older Elixir Nanoweb strings
    2. Bass 2.mp3 - - Aria Jazz bass (active EMG JV Set - neck pickup), older Elixir Nanoweb strings
    3. Bass 3.mp3 - - Fender Jazz bass (active EMG J Set - both pickups), new Dunlop nickel-plated strings
    4. Bass 4.mp3 - - Fender Jazz bass (active EMG J Set - neck pickup), new Dunlop nickel-plated strings
    5. Bass 5.mp3 - - Fender Precision bass, all stock, new DR Hi-Beam strings
     
  11. BullHorn

    BullHorn

    Nov 23, 2006
    Israel
    Tristan was spot on. :p

    They all sound great but the Precision is just the raw tasty bass that you need a full band mix. Good one :)
     
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