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Sadowsky PJ (P) vs. Sadowsky PJ (J)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JRBrown, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Assuming a fretboad radius of 12" for each bass and the only physical difference being the body style:

    - What differences in tone and playability can be expected?

    - Which bass will normally be heavier?

  2. kjones


    Dec 4, 2004
    I can't specifically address the issue with respect to a PJ, but I can tell you the following. I am having a fretless made and wanted it on a P body. Both Roger and Kevin assured me, as I figured, that the body shape would have no effect on tone.

    As to playability, I would assume it's what you personally are used to and prefer.
  3. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    #4239 has always seemed more correct visually. But both are worthy of maximum drool.
  4. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I can't say why, but I always thought that P/J pick ups look so much better on a Pbass body.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    IME, None.

    I prefer the feel of a J body.

    Whichever has a heavier body. :) When you call to place the order, Kevin will let you know what type bodies we hasve in stock along with the weight of the body and the estimated weight of the completed instrument.
  6. The shape of the body should make little to no difference in tone, and it's effect on weight is probably as minimal. The difference comes more with visuals, the J having the offset curves and whatnot. Personally I think the P-body looks great and depending on how big I was would get it for the bigger body.
  7. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    I'm leaning towards the P-shaped body. I was told by [STATIC ON] #@#$%^&*[STATIC OFF] that the J shape would be more "slap friendlier". :meh:
  8. i think the model with the P body is much better-looking.
  9. J body all the way for me! Looks like I'm in the minority on this one.
  10. Joelc73

    Joelc73 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    Nope - I'm with you Halftooth! PJ for me too.
  11. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    I'd go for the J if it had the P's color
  12. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    J style. Schweet.
  13. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    That is the funniest thing I've heard all day!

    I think maybe a RED one would be "slap friendlier" then a burst! :p

    Seriously, same neck, same frets, same neck joint, same pickguard thickness.... etc

    ONLY difference I can see is your arm will lay a little differently on either... the P is more rounded in the butt but with similar contour.

    I think the P owns the J in looks between those 2. If Roger (or Nino) would do a P only version... I might have to count out some pennies :ninja:
  14. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    J body is way sexier to me

  15. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Get the J :)
  16. Get both!!!!!! Just kidding, I'm GASSING for the P body.
  17. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    the P's nice, but looks a bit overly bootilicious. J's for me.

    then again, some guys are into that, i guess... :smug: :D
  18. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    The P owns......

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    +1 :bassist:
  20. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    One of the main reasons I went to a Sadowsky was they offered a PJ in a Jazz body. I like P bodies well enough but hands down prefer the J. I will admit the famous P pickup looks more at home on a P body than a J body, but the J is just more comfortable to me and I like the looks better. My Inca Silver PJ4 is my main bass and if very verstile. Got some Sadowsky Flats on it and it will KA-thump you right off the spot you're standing in!