P or J basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    Can somebody explain the differences?
  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
  3. The answer to your question can also be found in the FAQ I believe.

    But anyway, here we go

    Pick ups) P has a single split coil hum-cancelling
    J has two single coil pickups, that used in conjunction are humcancelling. J pups can be solo'ed and blended for different tonal variations.

    Neck size) The Jazz neck has a slimmer width than the P neck.

    Body style) The J bass has an off center body, the P bass is pretty symetrical (that is if you don't count the horns).

    P has one volume, one tone. J has two volume one tone.

    I'm sure there are even more differences, but these are the basic and most frequently asked about differences.