newbie question...P and J bass differences

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by alkaline, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. alkaline


    Jun 19, 2002
    well i have been playing guitar for 12 years and got the bass bug. i have been doin a bunch of research and i think i have narrowed down my first bass purchase either a fender jazz or precision. i was in a few music shops and held some different basses...never got a chance to plug one in.

    anyway...i know technically what the differences in P versus J types are in terms of the pickups...but does anyone have links to some audio files that would demonstrate the differences between the two types?

    great board...ive learn so much already.

  2. here some sample audio from the fender site..

    these are american basses so if your getting a mexican it will sounds a little different...

    (click on the wavey bar graphy thingys beside the top of the picures)

    jazz bass


    and welcome to tb! :)
  3. alkaline


    Jun 19, 2002
    ahh perfect! thanks. crazy thing is i've been to that site at least 20 times and just never noticed that link. im really liking that J sound.

    im hoping to get a nice used american..but will probably end up with a MIM just because my patience is running short :)