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Precision bass with jazz bridge p'up

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by moosemoosemoose, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. moosemoosemoose


    Apr 29, 2005
    OK, i have a test for all you fender geeks out there.

    I would love a precision bass with the jazz bridge pickup.
    Other than the deluxe and aerodyne I cannot for the life of me work out anymore.

    Any ideas?
  2. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Reggie Hamilton, Frank Bello, and Tony Franklin Sig (fretted and fretless) models
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Two home brewed:
  4. moosemoosemoose


    Apr 29, 2005
    oh yeah

    i also meant to say, that arent signature models!

    I'm after a standard looking p bass just with the jazz pickup shoved on.

    Does that really exists, or am i being picky?
  5. * Hot Rod Precision
    * California Deluxe

    Both are discontinued but relatively easy to find used.

    You could also buy any P-Bass and have a J-Pickup added. A competent tech/luther can do this pretty cheaply & easily.
  6. neuromancer


    Apr 28, 2005
    CT, USA
    There used to be a model called the P-bass lyte. You can find one used now and then on evilbay. Aside from those, I think you're pretty much limited to a sig or a deluxe, although I don't see much about those that distinquishes them from being p-basses with the j-pickup added. :confused:

    There's an SX model that fits your needs. It's a straight p-bass with a j-pickup: http://www.rondomusic.com/spj623ts.html

    I'm sure there's at least 2 or 3 other manufacturers that offer a production model like that, to boot. :)
  7. moosemoosemoose


    Apr 29, 2005
    cool, thanks for the advice guys

  8. I'm also in the market for one, the Tony Franklin fretted looks very nice, have anyone tried it?
  9. envika


    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    i read somewhere that the SX SPJs hum like crazy, but that's expected with only one j-pickup without hum-canceling.
  10. 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
    A lot of fender-inspired basses are P/Js. Check out the new Sadowsky Metro hybrids.
  11. 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 played a fretless version. I loved it. Being a Fretless P-bass lover and a P/J lover, I guess it was inevitable.
  12. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
  13. There is a used '92 Cali Series(MIA) P bass at my local(Clearwater, FL) GC. Has the P/J pups, black/maple and it may be active.. I think it is $599.
  14. When Fender stopped making that one, they essentially made the same thing called the Zone. That too is now discontinued.
  15. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    The Jazz Bass Special from the 80's and early 90's- precision body, P/J pickups. It has a jazz neck, however. Better sound than those listed, IMO.
  16. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Without the signature basses (Tony Franklin, Duff McKagen) Fender doesn't make a passive P-bass bodied P/J as far as I know. Your best bet might be the Leo Fender designed G&L SB-2. The body is a slightly updated P-style, and it has an aggressive, hard-hitting P-bass tone. It's a fantastic rock bass. If you like to solo the J pickup, however, it's not a good choice because the SB-2's bridge pickup is more of a tone control.
  17. BassBob185


    Oct 25, 2007
    Rocking Chair
    My SX SPJ has zero hum in any combination of pickup settings
  18. rorydude


    Oct 5, 2007
    Redlands, CA
    i just hot-rodded my bass...
  19. +1.

    There is also the discontinued Precision Plus, which is a Fender MIA P/J with a Precision neck. If I recall correctly, the Hot Rod precision is also a MIA P/J with a Precision neck, but the California Deluxe is a MIA P/J with a Jazz neck. If my recollection is wrong, please correct me.

    All three models show up on eBay from time-to-time, and less often here at TBass.

    Bluesy Soul :cool:
  20. The Hot Rodded Precision is perfect for what you are looking for. I wanted a P/J that was more 'P' than 'J' and the Hot Rodded P is what I ended up with!

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