P vs J

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SoulStabber, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. SoulStabber

    SoulStabber

    Mar 13, 2006
    Malaysia
    Which one out of these basses do you find more versatile? The Precision bass or a Jazz bass?
     
  2. jazz bass
     
  3. jazz bass can produce more tones, but which tone is better is in the ear of the player
     
  4. simongpaez

    simongpaez Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    The Woodlands , Texas
    P/J :)
     
  5. dunamis

    dunamis

    Aug 2, 2004
    Charlotte
    "buttdriller"???

    :rollno:
     
  6. SoulStabber

    SoulStabber

    Mar 13, 2006
    Malaysia
    Oh no..not again!!! :crying:
    Can we please stick to the thread..
     
  7. Gnome

    Gnome

    Jul 27, 2006
    Mexico City, MX
    j
     
  8. opium89

    opium89 Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2004
    +1 You get the best of both worlds. Why settle? =)
     
  9. dunamis

    dunamis

    Aug 2, 2004
    Charlotte
    If you want to gain respect, start by getting a respectable name.
     
  10. funkyfretless

    funkyfretless

    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    i love both... but i think the j is alittle more versatile.... but the tone of the p is fatter.. hands down:smug:
     
  11. jwl

    jwl

    Jan 25, 2005
    +1
     
  12. DEFUNKTED

    DEFUNKTED

    May 4, 2006
    Dope City
    :D
     
  13. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    J sounds better soloed.

    P sounds better in a mix.

    ...at least in my opinion.
     
  14. j sounds pretty good in the mix too
     
  15. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Absolutely.
     
  16. Both are great, but I'm into that 'twang/growl of a jazz bass.
     
  17. monkeyfinger

    monkeyfinger Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    P's growl, J' growl. P's have more low end grunt and punch. J's have more mid-growl. Personally I prefer a P over a J.

    My favorite setup is a series P/J wiring recommended by Bill Lawrence.
     
  18. as a general rule, I find that "versatility" lies more with the bassist than the bass

    out of my 5 basses, only 1 (a P/J) has 2 pickups...2 have P's...one has a single 'bucker...one has a bridge Piezo...

    is the P/J more versatile? why, yes it is...but only marginally over the others, IMO.
     
  19. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Using his Bill Lawrence pickups, I assume. Are you using the bass Q-filter per chance?
     
  20. I'm glad we're finally tackling this issue.