Jazzbass 1962 vs Precision 1961

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by roogbass, Jun 11, 2019.

Jazz or Precision?

Poll closed Jun 18, 2019.
  1. Jazzbass

  2. Precision

  3. Wortels (carrots)

  1. roogbass


    Feb 18, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Eich endorser.
    Over the years I saw a lot of posts about the difference between the two.
    So I took a 'busy' edm song from Spotify and played along with both basses.
    What do you think?
  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I think you demonstrated the difference between the two.
  3. roogbass


    Feb 18, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Eich endorser.
    Yes, sort of. :)
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  4. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    A Precision makes the sun come out, dogs love you, and everything taste like bacon. A Jazz makes it overcast and humid, dogs think you are an aardvark, and everything taste like tofu. Any questions? Clearly, the answer is carrots.
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  5. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    once again, I prefer the Jazz.
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  6. Raw N Low

    Raw N Low If I can't hear it, hopefully I'll feel it Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    I'm biased. I've always been a Jazz guy at heart. The Jazz sounds more musical and articulate to my ears.
  7. Goldmember

    Goldmember Johan van der Smut

    Excellent playing, and Thanks for posting the comparison.
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  8. nattiep


    Sep 16, 2008
    Buffalo, NY
    Jazz bass for sure but what's standing out is your playing. Holy crap
  9. Bill Staudt

    Bill Staudt

    Jun 18, 2002
    I think they both sound awesome, and there wasn't as big of a difference between the two that I was expecting. Great playing. I think that's what it really comes down to, great playing.
  10. I think people should have both if possible!!
  11. Raw N Low

    Raw N Low If I can't hear it, hopefully I'll feel it Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    I have two P basses in my arsenal and have no plans to part with them. I do think players should have a variety of different configurations.

    However, the crisp bell-bell like tone with grind always gets me in a Jazz bass. :)
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  12. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Jazz bass was cutting a little better. Did you use more bridge pickup, or just because where you were playing?

    I prefer P sound, this video included. I like my jazz to be more neck pickup heavy, or at least plucked up the neck. But that's my taste, I know bridge heavy is why so many like the jazz sound. And I think that really shined brightly in this video.

    Any way, great playing. I really really really really really really like that comparison video.
  13. You made them both sound great!
  14. crobasster


    Jun 16, 2009
    I have one Precision and several Jazz basses, but man that Precision.... sounds awesome, and of course nice playing .
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  15. 74hc


    Nov 19, 2015
    Sunny California
    Nice comparison and thanks for taking the time to make that video.

    My walkaway conclusion is that strings are better matched on the Jazz, compared to the Precision.
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  16. jchrisk1


    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    I like the jazz better, but, I think the p fits the song better. Nice playing.
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  17. For this particular song the Jazz stood out. I must admit I'm a jazz bass guy that has over the last year fallen in love with P basses.

    But again jazz on this one.

    Also as stated by others, your playing didn't hurt
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  18. dan1952

    dan1952 Commercial User

    Jun 27, 2012
    Anderson IN
    Artist Endorsement with Supro Huntington Basses / Owner, Dan's Music, Inc..
    Precision. All my favorite players when I was a kid used Pbass. All my favorite basses have been Pbasses. Pbass doesn't leave any confusion about mixing 2 pickups. Precision has no hum. I hope I haven't been too vague...
  19. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    First off, terrific playing. And thanks for creating and posting this video. Hats off to ya!

    For years, I've been a big fan of both... but I mostly lean toward P-Basses.


    I voted for the Jazz in this circumstance. For me, the voice of the Jazz fits this song.

    Like Alan asked, I'm curious as to how you had the pickups balanced. Are we hearing both up full? Or more of the bridge than the neck?
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  20. hennessybass

    hennessybass Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    Bayou City
    Nice video, and very nice playing.
    I like the jazz for this song, but both sound great (complement to the player).

    Curious how you had your jazz knobs set.
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