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Whats a J bass, P bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by eric arcia, Dec 3, 2004.


  1. Hey i hear a lot of stuff about J bass and Pbass and differences in sound. what the hell is all this?
     
  2. Dynna

    Dynna

    Oct 23, 2004
    They're both Fender.

    J azz bass and P recision bass.

    jaco used a jazz, and noel Redding(Hendrix) used a Precision.

    P basses are the quintessential ROCK bass sound, and Jazzes are, well, jazzy. On the electric scene of course.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. harleyyy

    harleyyy

    May 30, 2000
    Noel used a Jazz. I think that's why Fender made a signature.
     
  4. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I have a Fender Noel Redding Precision.

    :bag:
     
  5. harleyyy

    harleyyy

    May 30, 2000
    I have an itch in my Jaco strap.
     
  6. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I prefer P/J's
     
  7. harleyyy

    harleyyy

    May 30, 2000
    PJ's are cool, but I like playing nekkid sometimes...no Jaco itch.
     
  8. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    1966 Jazz:
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    1966 Precision:
    [​IMG]

    Noel Redding signature jazz (tort guard, its a dark pic):
    [​IMG]

    Fender/Warmoth P/J:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. The Lowest

    The Lowest

    May 17, 2002
    New Jersey
    Get a Precision with a Jazz Bass bridge pickup. That'll cover all the ...........basses! ;)
     
  10. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    That's great, hippie, but what does that have to do with pajamas?
     
  11. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
  12. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    I don't own any pajamas. :p
     
  13. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Remind me not to share a room with you at NAMM. :eek:
     
  14. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Thanks for the visual Lowell....NOT!

    :scowl:
     
  15. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    Jesus Marimba!
    \
    A guy from mexico asks an honest question to us, and because he is a newbie, everyone except hippysandwhich gives him crap? (and sarcasm?)

    Hippy, you are a nice guy (or girl) for taking the time to post pictures of P, J and P/J

    I have been playing bass for nigh on 25 years now, and I still don't know what "bump" means, and just recently figured out "gas"

    Pretty FUBAR, if you ask me!!
     
  16. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I don't see you answering the question either. :spit:
     
  17. just beacuse it says jazz dosnt mean its for jazz, i happen to think jazzes are better sounding for rock.
     
  18. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    J's and P's sound different, but to pigeon-hole them like the first response did is just plain wrong. As pointed out, Noel played a jazz and not a P. Many great rock bass players have played J basses including John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin.

    The correct answer is that a P bass has a single split-coil pickup and a J has two single coil pickups. You can get a variety of different sounds out of each although it is rare to be able to get the same sound out of both. Either bass would make a fine first instrument.
     
  19. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    I don't see anyone in this thread giving him crap. Am I missing something?
     
  20. harleyyy

    harleyyy

    May 30, 2000
    Thanks, Lockout, I sensed a troll after the harmless and humorous exchange that was not directed to the creator. :bassist:


    You should see his toes. :rolleyes: