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What is the difference between a jazz-bass and a precission-bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DeCayING, Jul 20, 2003.


  1. DeCayING

    DeCayING

    Jun 2, 2003
    Kentucky
    What is the differnece? Are there other types of bassdes that should go with with this thread? If so, what are they and what makes them unique?
     
  2. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Usually, I will help when people ask, but for something like this, do a search.

    This is the most basic question asked, and there are many many many threads on the topic.
     
  3. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    P bass stands up against the wall and the jazz falls down. :bag:
     
  4. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
  5. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    Conn.
    The spelling ? the number of syllables ? the number of vowell's ? i give up,what ? :D
    I prefer the question "what bass is the best for punk" ? thats my favorite,or how about "who's better Flea or Jaco" ? another one of my top tens,and dont forget "whats the best bass for jass" ? cant forget that one.
    What the hell ask away,everyone else does,why cant you ?:D
    The most basic is the pick-up configuration and the necks are different,p-bass is a bit thicker while the jazz is slimmer and a bit faster.
    Then the body shape and weight is a bit different,the jazz is a bit bigger and heavier while the p-bass is smaller and usually lighter.
    The jazz has more tone variations to work with and is used for many style's of music,while the p-bass is more straight forward sounding,deep low ends and a thump like a jazz cant deliver,and is USUALLY used for "harder" more agressive music,but can be used for any music desired,(its not etched in stone)
    These are the basics,go play a few of each now that you have a general idea and see which one fits your needs(or budget)
    :D
     
  6. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    Why does a bass player with 7 strings just play guitar? I mean yeah, I know guitar is harder, but come on.;)