I have been playing bass since march and I feel I have come a long way, but my bass is an ibenez GIO Now sometime this year I am planing on getting a jazz copy. I have heard people say that they cut through the mix very well. I have ALSO hear people say that a P bass in better.I like to play a broad range of music, like metal (burton) and jazz (Larry Graham). But what about distortion? does it sound bad with it. If someone has already posted on this subject, please let me know.