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True or false?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mike Money, Jun 13, 2003.

  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    When in doubt, get the P?
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    But the J has to many controls for some people.
  3. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    most times the J, But for a few types of settings the p is standard
  4. I would've thought that, when in doubt, get whatever sounds, feels, looks and plays best for you

  5. Bingo!:)
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    So how do these people drive a car? :D
  7. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Very True.;)
  8. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    "When in doubt, get the P"

    For a Jazz gig, probably not.

    I love P basses. One of my favorite sounds is my Hot Rod Precision with solo'ed neck P. Awesome. But I wouldn't call it the most versatile of sounds. If that's the sound you need all the time, then that's great.

    Personally, I like having the ability to get a variety of sounds by using different combinations of pickup volumes etc.
  9. When in doubt get a Stingray!

    Oh, no? Damn, well, screw you! ;)
  10. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK

    I'd say, when in doubt, get a J, and get rid of those pesky frets :D
  11. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Screw both of them and get a 102-year-old Mittenwald 7/8. :spit:
  12. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    When in doubt, reach for the Conklin GT-7. What can't you do on that?
  13. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    j all the way
  14. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    True for Rock.

    For other genres... It's pretty much "up for grabs".
  15. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    i find that i can get BOTH of these sounds with my Jazz Special,i put Dimarzios in the P position and a Bass Lines in the J position. easy enuff ;) ,but when i use my 3 way toggle switch to put it into the P/J position it takes a little bit of power off from the overall sound,which is why i only use it in the P position, but its nice to know if and when i need it to sound like a J-bass i have the option:D . i prefer the sound of a P-bass but need the versitility of a J bass. I CANT WIN !:mad: sorry bout that ,i get "wierd" sometimes,DESCRIBE wierd ? fingernail sensitivity,nausea/vomiting,diarrea,pelvic dis-comfort,terrets syndrom,panic attacks,hot sweats,cold sweats,cardiac arrests,numb limbs,head-aches,blurry vision,double vision,goose bumps,the whim-whams ETC.:D
  16. I wouldn't have said that 4 months ago, but then I got a p. I think, it's up to you. I find the jazz necks to be waaaay to tiny in first position. I'm looking for the jazz body/p neck/p-j pickup combination.

    When in doubt...pick up whatever bass is nearby and play.
  17. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

  18. babecker


    Mar 7, 2002
    Sykesville, MD
  19. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    When in doubt, pick a bass.
  20. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    when in doubt....