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P vs J

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by klaus486, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. klaus486


    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    sales geek Portland Music co.

    I have both!
  2. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
  3. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Banned

    Feb 23, 2011
    Who cares if it fits your sound.
    I've got both a P and a J pickup in my bass.
  4. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    (Hey, I made this!)

    This isn't about one being better than the other - this was about wrestling with an identity crisis. I've considered myself a "Jazz Bass guy" my whole life, but I recently realized that I have become a "P-bass guy." That's all. :)

    (the original comic is from Achewood, where Ray realizes his preferences regarding...uh...female composition have changed, and I had the same kind of experience when it dawned on me. From here: 1 2 3 )
  5. The J has its uses, lightweight MPTF gigs and stuff. Just been too lazy to put one together out of parts on hand. Totally forgot I had a PJ. Time to dust it off, I guess.
  6. coldwar1977


    Aug 1, 2012
    I personally like them both, but I noticed that all my heroes used P-basses to get their tone.
  7. PBnJBassist


    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Something is wrong with that comic... the bear sees a P-bass and goes "Slap! Slap! Slap!" to himself... :rollno:
  8. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    But, happy user of a Reggie Hamilton (active passive P/J Jazz bass) I discovered (after having bought a BlackTop Jazz) that maybe my perfect bass could be a Jazz body with dual split pickups and a Precision (possibly maple, but... whatever...) neck (and a detuner)...

    Now, sticking to the OP: Jazz BTW


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