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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Vanheusen77, Feb 1, 2021.
Compared side to side “in the mix”. I also made a poll because because I think polls are fun!
Nice playing! I always like a good comparison video. Same strings on each bass?
Thank you, and yes all three have Ernie Ball Slinkys.
I think all three sound really good!!! Now that’s a great comparison video!
Great video, congratulations!
I'm now pending more for the P basses, after many years favoring J basses.
Both the P and the J sound great, the MM not so much. Less presence and it almost seems choked.
I voted J, because although I love the sound of the P, I think for this example the J works better.
It's really interesting to get other peoples opinions on sounds I think! One persons "warm" sound is another persons "muddy" etc.
Great sounds from all three, and great playing/groove.
It's hard to pick a favorite when all three choices are some of the most iconic bass sounds in history lol. They all bring something a little different to the table.
If I absolutely had to pick one of the three, based solely on sound/tone, I'd probably go with the Precision. It's the undeniable P-tone, full and present, has a little bit of that growl I like, and still manages to "sing".
Again, I'm a big fan of all three, but if I could only pick one, I'd probably snag the Precision.
Great comparison vid, BTW
I own all of these basses and record and perform regularly with all of these basses.
FWIW- I don't think this recording is a great representation of how any of these basses typically sound. Not sure what you are doing in your recording chain but they all sound anemic. Interface directly into a DAW? Maybe not the greatest preamps in your interface or something else. The P bass is closest to what I typically expect to hear, but not a great example of the sound of a Precision Bass. IMO, of course. You are a fine player. No disrespect intended.
I think they all sound great and I wanted to give the choice to the SR4 since I just got my 1st one, but the P has some magic behind it. Sigh...
Of the 3, I prefer the P and the J. Surprisingly for me, I like the P bass best in this example. I normally prefer J's.
Unnecessary poll. I'll just keep what I have.
I chose the Jazz because as someone said, it suits the sound of the song that you're playing along to better, but I'll always love the sound of a P.
Well done. All the reasons to own 3 in any stable!
No carrots, No poll
I went with the P, but the Ray is a VERY close second.
Why can't I get a Stingray to sound like that???
The p bass sounded pretty darn good and received my vote, thanks for sharing.
The Jazz just pipped it for me over the Precision but the P sounded great. Love these comparisons but a blind test might be even more fun!
I put P in the poll, but TBH, different flavours of good - the J seemed to cut through the most in that kinda mid/upper mid, the P was a fair bit smoother while still cutting through, and the Ray was pretty mellow in the mix.
YMMV - I AM also breaking in a new gaming headset, and it very distinctly has a bump about 100-400 hz or so, and somewhere around 1000-2500 hz. I don't have precise measurements but that's what I think I've been hearing - and that could certainly be affecting things.