Need help choose between this two basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wishforbass, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Squier vintage modified jazz

    22 vote(s)
  2. Squier vintage modified p bass

    24 vote(s)
  1. wishforbass


    Jun 23, 2016
    Hi guys ,
    I have Ibanez sr1300 with nordstand big single .I like the low mid sound of it the punch in mid and agressive sound of the bass .
    What makes them great is clear note you can hear .
    I have two guitar in my band and they sound heavy .for upcoming live I should buy a bass Because can not carry my own bass do to price reason and Because travel with this Bass is hard for me (I love the sound and feel of it ).

    So I have two options for live
    1)squier vintage modified jazz bass

    2)squier vintage modfied p bass .

    I wanna cut throw Mix well well because I have a lot of melodic line.
    In normal day I put my pickup 70% neck pick up and 30% bridge pickup and boost low mid and a little high mid and treble .
    So with which of this two I can get easier clear sound .

    Example this like this live

  2. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    Can you buy one , try it out in a band situation and then exchange it for the other one if the first one doesn't work out? I have no idea how music shops (or shops in general) work in Iran with regards to returns and refunds.
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  3. wishforbass


    Jun 23, 2016
    Sadly no ,the return it only if that itel arrived with damaged part .
  4. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    Then get the Jazz. Especially if you're going to be playing solos.
  5. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    I'm confused. If you like the your Ibanez, why are you looking to buy a Squier?
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

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    i'm thinking your current ax is the best instrument for the job. if you can't travel with it (?), and you want an ax for that: i voted "jazz" because P's are limited. neither the P or the J will give you what you're used to, but the J will give you more options. the TB "P-bass love" is a phase: in general, more pickups = more tonal options...and that would certainly be true of the squier jazz, compared to the P.

    good luck with your decision! :thumbsup:
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  7. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    The Jazz would definitely be closer to the Ibanez in feel and tone. Don't bother with the P unless you are looking for something much different than the Ibanez.
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  8. If you're looking to get a clear sound, then get the Jazz bass.

    A jazz can sound something like a Precision, but the bridge pickup makes all the difference if you want a cleaner, clearer sound.

    Good luck wit your decision.

    An Ibanez SR 1300 is a very nice bass!

    Mike ;)
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  9. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    I think the Jazz as well. I love P basses but the Jazz will get you closer to what you are used to. Just do not run both volume controls wide open at the same time. Does funny things in the mix.
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  10. wishforbass


    Jun 23, 2016
    Because shipping sock here and after this .

    I can not trust them to ship my expensive instrument around country when they couldn't ship my friend instrument .
  11. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Oh ok. I understand now. I would go for the Jazz. I once owned this exact bass, and I gigged it a bunch of times.
  12. wishforbass


    Jun 23, 2016
    I tested both I hated both

    The c shape was like shaper in middle so more pressure on my hand .
    The rest was much better than I anezz but size and the vintage style saddle bass so annoying .

    My instrument was like Toyota RAV4 when the squiers was like Fiat 1996.

    But thanks for help you gave me .♥️♥️♥️♥️
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  13. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Inactive

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Sounds like you want a Jazz but the P will cut thru the mix better IMO...
  14. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Modified jazz will give you more tone differences.
  15. CryingBass

    CryingBass Is that an Elephant Fish on the corner over there? Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    That is NOT the way to get a short scale! UGH. Sorry about that man.
  16. Good thing you were able to test them. Maybe a lower end Ibanez will be a better option?
  17. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Either a J or P will fit nicely in a band/music like the example in your OP. Get whichever one you like the sound of and/or is the most comfortable to play.
  18. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I assume you're flying around the country and don't trust the airline to treat the bass right?
    What sort of case have you got?
    Maybe look at buying or renting a decent hard flight case?
    Or see if you can't take it in the cabin with you?
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  19. oldskoolskatedad


    May 18, 2014
    You may want to consider a G&L L2000 Tribute. I love my Squier Matt Freeman P but an L2K may be just what you're looking for.
  20. CatchaCuda


    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    Yamaha Trbx304