Which is better low B; 5-string Precision or Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by darwin-bass, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. darwin-bass

    darwin-bass Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2013
    Salem OR
    I prefer the Precision tone to the Jazz tone.


    I LOVE the sound of an ash-body-maple-neck Jazz low-B string. The ones I've had have a great barky growly tone down low that just rumbles. No mud, just authority (IMHO).

    Which makes a better platform for those 5 low notes on the B string, P or J?
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Same scale, so it's basically which woods and pickups you like. Kind of a personal preference thing, but for great lows, P beats J in my humble opinion.
  3. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    Depends on the bass.
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Depends on the setup and strings.
  5. Which is better..?

    Simple answer, a Music Man or G&L 5-string. Now that's what I call a stellar B-string.

    But if it has to be Jazz or Precision, I'd say the ash/maple Jazz.
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