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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bcrpunk, Sep 14, 2002.
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A Precision bass is very precise. A Jazz bass is a bit more jazzy, or snazzy.
A jazz bass is the bass that you have to use when you play jazz, and a P-bass has been urinated on by Leo Fender himself.
Man, Munji, wen are you gonna stop being an a**hole and let others be an a**hole once in a while? Sheesh, have some consideration for your fellow bassists.
Well, there are several differences.
The Jazz has an offset waist body, the P bass does not. This makes the Jazz body larger, and heavier.
The Jazz has 2 single coil pickups, the P bass has one split coil humbucking pickup.
The Jazz neck is narrower at the nut, and has a slightly shallower profile.
The Jazz has two volume, and one tone control. P bass has one volume, one tone.
The P bass has a one piece pickguard/control cavity cover. The Jazz has a small pickguard, and a separate metal control cavity cover.
The Jazz has a little more tonal variety, but the P bass has one of the all time classic bass tones, used on more hit songs than any other bass.
You can make a Jazz sound similar to a P(not exactly, though), but you can't make a P sound like a Jazz.
I was working on a serious reply with example pics, but Jeff's come to the rescue again. Thanks Jeff
I was just lucky this time to be the one who had the first opportunity to pounce. Then comes Jeff, who took the whole thing seriously. Good job, anyway.
I forgot the pictures!
You're SUCH a Boy Scout.
a p-bass don't fall down when yuh lean it against yer amp.
j-basses are undoubtedly cooler. duh.
Sits better on a stand, too.
But Jazzers have bette tone. (IMO, IMO)
And all the cool people are playing them!
Now that's funny. Munji, again, you are king!
Many of you may not know this, but the name of the Precision Bass comes from the fact that it has frets. Before electric basses showed up, the early rockers were using stand-up basses. When Leo and the guys developed the first widely-used electric bass, they decided to put frets on it, so you'd get a "precise" note without having to sweat exactly where you put your finger on the fretboard. (Of course, you at least had to be between the correct frets.) This is very true, and if you don't believe me, check it out.
So then Leo Fender Invented frets for the bass... (acknowledging of course that frets were used for other instruments.)
I didn't say that. I said he called it the Precision Bass because it has frets on it.
Leo didn't made the first fretted , stringed bass instrument.
Check this out.
Bass viola de gamba. Develloped around 1600.
It also usualy had 6 strings, so it's the first 6-string bass also.
(I have to much free time )