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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BrandonBass, Jan 4, 2012.
Thats what I realize when I check out the classifieds. Theres a gap by quite some margin.
Because Jazz basses are better by far.
No, really, I have no idea. There's probably more demand for vintage Jazz basses, but maybe it's something more interesting?
Hate to be so simplistic about it, but this is purely a case of greater demand. Stuff in that end of the market is worth what people will pay for it. People will pay more for vintage jazz basses.
That said, five years ago, people would pay more than they will now for the same axe. It's because fewer people have the kind of cake necessary to get into the game at that level. So, the prices come down.
for the last 25-30 years vintage jazz basses have always gone for more than vintage p basses. that's just the way that it is.
because 50% of the population is below average, and even average is pretty darn low...
In the 60's and 70's J bass production was less that Ps. Supply in demand at work here.
simple...you get what you pay for...
Don't Jazz basses cost more than a P-bass to begin with?
I'm okay with it...
Well if you are talking about pre CBS you only have 3 years 60-63, 4 if you count 64 transition year. That puts a lot more pre CBS P basses out on the market.
This. Economics 101.
It must be that extra pickup on those jazzes. A J-bass has 2, a P-bass has 1, obviously the J-bass should cost more!
They come with one knob more than P basses
There are fewer vintage Jazz basses, and even for new basses Jazz style basses are more popular than P style.
I'm digging Ps and Rays right now personally. I gigged my 82 Fullerton reissue Precision over New Years and I never had a bass sit so well in the mix.
Js seem to cost a little more than Ps in general, all other things equal. Seems like even MIMs are always 50 bucks or so more for Jazzes.
Because they are cooler and better.
Just go on Ebay and do a search of vintage Fender basses for a month. You'll see that there are far more P's coming up than J's. However, that's not the whole story - as there are far less Coronados, VI's, and Telecaster basses but they don't go skyrocketing.
A Fender Jazz is just a desirable bass. Not to say the others aren't but the demand, coupled with the limited supply is the answer. Limited supply with the latter three but limited demand; lots of supply for the P and demand.
Although, even now, new Jazzes are slightly more than P's.
more wood, more metal, more pickups.
By God I think he's figured it out...