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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Freaky Fender, Jun 21, 2001.
Just wanted to spark a flame thread. which is better the P bass or j bass? in your opinion
there is no better, just different
I like J's. But thats just me.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
In the end...ya gotta have both!!!
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.
Has to be the J for me !
I own a Rickenbacker 4003, but I like the J bass tone. I love that Geddy Lee replica... wow!
and it´s alittle bit more expensive than P...
can anyone explain why? (or just because the pickups?)
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.
they are both great instruments. but my vote goes to the jazz
Yeah, the extra pickup, The extra wiring, the extra volume knob and that metal control cavity cover add to the price of the J.
you are all pretty helpful
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.
Gotta love the thump of the P, but I love MY J better, overall, Im more of a P man though.
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."