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Shouldn't this be called a Jazz Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ChaosGwar, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. The Squier P-Bass Special 5.

    Why do they call this a P-bass when it has no Precision pickups?
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Body shape & Pickguard. Also string spacing.
  3. Ok, I was under the impression that the only requirment of a Jazz bass was Jazz style pickups. My Yamaha has Jazz p-ups, no pickguard, and it's not the Fender Jazz body style. So, is it still a jazz bass? :rolleyes: I would say yes.

    The Squier doesn't give specs on neck width at the nut. If it were 1 11/16" at the nut, I would call it a jazz bass with a precision neck. If it is 1 1/2" at the nut, I would call it a jazz bass, regardless of the body/ pickguard style.

    but thats just me.
  4. Hmmm, the body of a precision but the brains of a jazz in a squire package.

    They should call it "Job Opening in Reasearch and Design Dept."


  5. hujo


    Apr 18, 2001
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Well, one of the things that's crucial to a J-bass, is the pickup placement. Compare this bass to a normal J, and you'll see that they're not the same.

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