I recently brought home a friends 78 P bass for a cleanup and jack replacement. After trying the p bass side by side with my newer (2000) Jazz bass, I found the E string on the P was much less pronounced than on the Jazz. I also have a Mexican Jazz with flatwounds and it sounded much deeper than the P on the E string. I then went a bought a set of flatwounds to see if that would make any difference on the P and they really did not change the sound much. Not having owned a P bass before, I thought this was probably something to do with this P bass. Is the sound that much different between the P and Jazz when it comes to the E string? I tried raising the pickup which did not help, then cleaned the top grunge off the pickups and the sound remained the same. Running this through an Ampeg V4B amp and V4B cab with two Altec 15's. The jazz will really rumble down low, but the P bass had no balls on the low end. Thought I always wanted to own a P bass just because, but not sure now. It feels good to play, but does not reproduce the low end like either Jazz does. Is there that big a difference or are we looking at something wrong with the P?