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Precision vs Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SIFJiggy, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. SIFJiggy


    Jan 22, 2011
    HATE to be "that guy" - but phone can't search only thread titles.

    In one sentence compare the tone of a PBass vs tone of a jazz.

    I'm terrible at putting tone into words.
  2. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
  3. davr35


    Jun 14, 2013
    Cut Off, La
    Booty Vs Burp
  4. Smooth vs. Attack
  5. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    A vs. B
  6. But seriously, use your own ears.
  7. RyanJD


    Apr 19, 2011
    Another good quote:

  8. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    P bass sounds like a herd of elephants, Jazz reminds me of James Bond.
  9. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Really - that's what you want to ask????

    You've been on this board for three years.
  10. DannyBob


    Aug 28, 2013
    A Jazz bass is like long, sensual intercourse after a night on a date with the missus

    A P bass is like a very quick one night stand, BOOM!
  11. SIFJiggy


    Jan 22, 2011

    Thanks for the input.
  12. Coarse and crude vs refined and sweet.
  13. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    I like this comparison. It's probably more accurate than most descriptions I have heard. No, I am not kidding.
  14. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    You don't have to choose, as many companies offer a P/J setup.
  15. twc1313

    twc1313 Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Steve Harris or Geddy Lee


    Chuck Rainey or Marcus Miller
  16. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    To my ears the P has always occupied more sonic space and the J more pointed.
  17. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    And they sound nothing like a J IMO.
  18. BCB50


    Dec 25, 2013
    Higden, Arkansas
    Been on TB for a month or so and it seems like about every 3-4 days this Jazz Precision crap comes up.

    It all boils down to if the bass feels and sounds good to you then that's the one.

    Then ask yourself does this thing make me want to play or just GAS for something else.

    I'm happy right now playing my '75 jazz throught a Peavey TNT 100 with a set of light flats on it. I like the feel and sound. Happy Happy Happy. The only bass I'm really curious about is a G&L J-B 2, but again it's my preference.
  19. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    To me the Jazz bass sounds like a Jazz bass and the Precision bass sounds like a Precision bass hope that helps -cheers
  20. GBassNorth


    Dec 23, 2006
    Hey this is a football weekend, so.....

    A P bass is usually safe and solid like Defense, a Jazz is is all about attack like Offense.