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Tonal differences between Fender Precision and Jazz basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sgtthump, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. What are the general differences in tone between a Fender P and J bass? I know each model within each line sounds different and has different features, but I'm looking for general comparisons...

    Care to explain?

  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    A P bass has a tubbier, more rounded tone. Overall, the sound is a bigger and bassier, but at the expense of clarity.

    A J bass is a little brighter with more midtone presence and offers more clarity and articulation.
  3. Crap! Sorry about that. I didn't realize this topic was already posted. I thought about using the search function, but I'm sure I would've got a million hits typing in "Jazz Bass" or "Precision Bass"... lol...

    I'll read that other thread now and listen to your clip. Thanks!