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PJ P-Bass vs PJ Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kristlik, Feb 18, 2008.


  1. kristlik

    kristlik Guest

    Nov 22, 2006
    Lincoln, NE
    Other than preference of feel and/or looks between the P-Bass or Jazz bodies, are there any other pros or cons between these body styles with PJ pups?
     
  2. in short, no.
     
  3. Connor

    Connor

    Jun 21, 2007
    Jawjuh
    no
     
  4. speedkills

    speedkills

    Jan 10, 2008
    California
    All other things being equal, the only reason I can see for a preference between the tow is the J neck vs. the P neck.

    I prefer the J neck. I have a Fender Aerodyne Jazz.

    I also prefer the Jazz body btw.
     
  5. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Unless you get a down-sized Jazz body like an NYC Sadowsky, the jazz body is bigger and usually a little heavier than a P.
     
  6. speedkills

    speedkills

    Jan 10, 2008
    California
    Unless you get the Aerodyne :)
    which I wanted because of its lightweight...
    7.5 pounds versus 9.5 for my P-bass.
     
  7. dunamis

    dunamis

    Aug 2, 2004
    Charlotte
    Is it only the NYC Sadowsky that has the down-sized body or are the Sadowsky Metros also down-sized?
     
  8. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    I'd have to check the Metro pages at Sadowsky.com, to be sure, but I
    believe the Metro Jazz bodies are all down-sized, even though not all NYC bodies are. However, the P/J Metros are "Hybrids," and have P-bass bodies, if I recall correctly.

    As to whether the Metro P/J Hybrid P-bodies are "Fender size," I'm not sure, but I think they are pretty close. :cool:
     
  9. kristlik

    kristlik Guest

    Nov 22, 2006
    Lincoln, NE
    I really like the vintage P neck.

    Maybe try a Jazz body with a Vintage P neck & PJ pups?
     
  10. Buy a mark hoppus and route for a J pup?
     
  11. kristlik

    kristlik Guest

    Nov 22, 2006
    Lincoln, NE
    I also prefer Burst, Black or blonde--so I would also have to paint :)
     
  12. keepin it classy :cool:
     
  13. Fran Diaz

    Fran Diaz

    Mar 28, 2002
    Santander, Spain
    Bassist
    Metro UV and Hybrid series are full size. The rest of the Metro models are down-sized.
     
  14. Vic Winters

    Vic Winters Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    Western NY

    The Hoppus comes in black.
     
  15. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147

    Thanks for that correction, Fran. :cool:
     
  16. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    When you lean a P against the wall, it stays up,,,,,

    The J falls over:bag:



    Aj
     
  17. It be the built-in "Mojo-maker" feature :smug:
     
  18. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Body shape, on a solid body bass does make a tonal difference.

    There is a tonal difference between a P-bass body and a Jazz bass body.

    How the back of a solid body is shaped, will affect tone.
    This will change from body to body.

    Mass, shape, density, contour, all effect tone.

    The % is small, but there is a difference.
     
  19. True. I think what I meant to say was that the % is so small, that it's not worth crunching numbers over and compromising one's taste in body styling.

    I mean that and I played a steinberger once...huge tone on a minimalist body. But it might've been the graphite and carbon fiber and miscellaneous doo-dads on the bass.
     
  20. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    +1

    Although I would say it this way, "You can lean a P like any other guitar, if you lean a J you'd better be real careful! On second thought... you'd better put the J in a stand!"
     

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