P or J?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Freaky Fender, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. P-bass

    27 vote(s)
  2. J-bass

    42 vote(s)
  1. Just wanted to spark a flame thread. :D which is better the P bass or j bass? in your opinion
  2. there is no better, just different
  3. I had to vote for a P-bass 'cos that's what I've had for 10 years. It is out of ignorance though 'cos i've never even held a J-bass let alone played one - maybe it's time I enlightened myself!!
  4. Cogno

    Cogno Guest

    Jun 11, 2001
    I always go back to J. Just my opinion, but the J is more versitile for different sounds. The only change you can make on a P is my changing your right hand positions.
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Yes, it is.

    I've got both and I like both. My current main bass is a J-style, though. The Fender P is semi-retired.
  6. If I had to choose just one tone for the rest of my life, it'd be on a p bass, so I voted for that. But fortunately, I don't have to.
  7. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    In the end...ya gotta have both!!!
  8. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    BOTH!! I'm a J guy mostly but I love the thump of a great Pbass. I'm trying to win a 83 P on Ebay right as we speak to go with my two Jazzes.
  9. Has to be the J for me !

  10. I own a Rickenbacker 4003, but I like the J bass tone. I love that Geddy Lee replica... wow!
  11. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Jazz bass!

    and it´s alittle bit more expensive than P...

    can anyone explain why? (or just because the pickups?)


    Mar 3, 2001
    Ada, Ok
    I have both and I use both. Different basses for different styles and tones. If i had to choose one and one only.....p-bass. I love that woody sound, and it records a lot better too.
  13. liran


    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    they are both great instruments. but my vote goes to the jazz
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Yeah, the extra pickup, The extra wiring, the extra volume knob and that metal control cavity cover add to the price of the J.
  15. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    ok thanks!
    you are all pretty helpful
  16. The funny thing about that is, it almost steered me away from the Jazz bass. I looked at the prices... $299.99 for the Jazz, $289.99 for the precision, i looked at my wallet $320. I almost went for the cheeper bass... i'm glad i didnt though. i voted J.
  17. Gotta love the thump of the P, but I love MY J better, overall, Im more of a P man though.
  18. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm personally a J guy. I have 4 "Jazz" basses but none of them are Fender.:) 1 Sadowsky (on order) 2 Warmoth's (a 4 & a 5) & a 70's Ibanez "lawsuit model."