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Percision or Jazz for classic rock?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeet, Dec 30, 2005.


  1. Jeet

    Jeet

    Dec 27, 2005
    which would be better for classic rock?
     
  2. Jeet

    Jeet

    Dec 27, 2005
    man i wish i had the money
     
  3. bassplayin

    bassplayin

    Dec 5, 2005
    Either bass would be a great choice really. If you plan on only playing classic rock, I'd say go for the Precision bass. Every player should have a good P bass- it's the quintessential rock tone.
     
  4. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Both great choices (Along with a Gibson Thunderbird). Basically, whichever one feels better to you would work great.
     
  5. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    A Jazz worked great for John Paul Jones in LED ZEPPELIN!
     
  6. either :bassist:


    although my personal preference would be a P.
     
  7. I would say both but if that's not an option I would go for a Jazz. They deliver a great classic rock tone and have more versatility for any other style you may find yourself playing down the road.
     
  8. Precision: Queen and Pink Floyd
    Jazz:Jimi Hendix Expierience and Led Zeppelin
     
  9. Why do people only consider the 2 basic fender-ish models when looking for a bass? You'll get a better sound out of any dual coil pickup for rock!
     
  10. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    This kinda thread is the reason I own one of both :D


    Mark
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    No you won't. Fender rules. That's just the way it is.
     
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    My heart is with the P-bass (with or without the J), but almost any bass should work fine. I've seen classic rock played effectively on Alembics, Ken Smiths, Warwicks, you name it.
     
  13. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Lance Armstrong will beat anyone while riding a Huffy.
     
  14. Ummm.....Irrelevant?

    btw - There are thousands of people that could beat Lance Armstrong on a Huffy.

    I hope you're being sarcastic. Fenders couldn't beat 80% of the basses in their price range.
     
  15. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    After many years without one, I finally got myself a bass with a P pickup. It's a P-J configuration but the J pickup may as well not exist, it almost never gets used.

    I vote P for classic rock.
     
  16. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    You're missing the point. It's the man not the instrument. And Lance Armstrong burns to 10000 calories in a single Tour De France stage. Let's see the thousands who can sustain that level of exertion.
     
  17. Mattski

    Mattski

    Jan 6, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    I prefer Ps, but you should try both out.

    Good luck!