#1
Of these three Fender basses, these are the observations I've made:

Jaguar: Looks freaking amazing, don't know how it sounds.
Precision: Sounds amazing, looks pretty good.
Jazz: Sounds amazing, looks good, but not as good as the other two, very popular.

I did some searching and came up with few answers, so my question is; what are the pros and cons of each of these?
#2
what do you play/which precision and jazz
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would we be talking american ps and js or mexican
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#4
Jaguar (the red one!) ftw.
active electronics, jazz style pickups, different look, nice neck... mmmm
That's the bass i want when I get another one.
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#5
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what do you play/which precision and jazz

Well I don't own any Fender basses (I've played both Precisions and Jazzes before), but I'm going to buy one eventually, so that is why I'm asking. I want to know which one will fit my preferences the best.
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Of these three Fender basses, these are the observations I've made:

Jaguar: Looks freaking amazing, don't know how it sounds.
Precision: Sounds amazing, looks pretty good.
Jazz: Sounds amazing, looks good, but not as good as the other two, very popular.

I did some searching and came up with few answers, so my question is; what are the pros and cons of each of these?

An aerodyne looks like a J-bass and has a J and P pickup in it. Sounds like you should try one Although there's no jaguar in an aerodyne.

Side note: does anyone know what the switches on the jag actually do? x_x
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An aerodyne looks like a J-bass and has a J and P pickup in it. Sounds like you should try one Although there's no jaguar in an aerodyne.

Side note: does anyone know what the switches on the jag actually do? x_x

Master Volume, Master Tone, Preamp Treble Control Wheel, Preamp Bass Control Wheel, Preamp On/Off Slide Switch or so Zzounds says.

I think I'm leaning towards the Jaguar, but my only concern is the sound. Does anyone know if it sounds as good/better than the Precision or Jazz?
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Well I don't own any Fender basses (I've played both Precisions and Jazzes before), but I'm going to buy one eventually, so that is why I'm asking. I want to know which one will fit my preferences the best.


well if you dont provide a price range or indication of which line of P's and J;s youre looking at i cant help. theres no point in me recomending a fender standard if you wanna spend $1000 and vice versa
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well if you dont provide a price range or indication of which line of P's and J;s youre looking at i cant help. theres no point in me recomending a fender standard if you wanna spend $1000 and vice versa

Well I'd probably get the standard model of whatever I get.

So to refine my question: Is it worth it to spring for a $700 Jaguar when I can get a Precision or Jazz for $500?
#10
not really, my friend has a jag and it sounds no different to his jazz bass, i had a fiddle with the control but there weren't really many usable sounds, the only plus it has over a standard jazz bass is the series/parallel switch which sounds great either way you flick it

also i really dislike the sticky jag necks. get a jazz bass
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#11
The jag uses jazz bass pups, so it doesn't sound too different from it. All three are awesome, but I'd suggest Jag or Jazz. But P are great too.
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The jag uses jazz bass pups, so it doesn't sound too different from it. All three are awesome, but I'd suggest Jag or Jazz. But P are great too.

See that's the problem. Do you think it'd be worth $200 extra for the Jaguar?

EDIT: Alright I think you all have given me enough information. I'll take all these ideas into consideration when I take my next trip to GC.
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See that's the problem. Do you think it'd be worth $200 extra for the Jaguar?

EDIT: Alright I think you all have given me enough information. I'll take all these ideas into consideration when I take my next trip to GC.


If your going to spend 700 bucks there are better basses than the Jag.

The Jazz 24, the Aerodyne P-bass, Aerodyne Jazz, 70's Jazz, Deluxe P-bass, Deluxe Active Jaz, all warrant a look.
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If your going to spend 700 bucks there are better basses than the Jag.

The Jazz 24, the Aerodyne P-bass, Aerodyne Jazz, 70's Jazz, Deluxe P-bass, Deluxe Active Jaz, all warrant a look.

Alright, and knowing me I probably won't be willing to spend $700 when the time comes so I'll probably end up getting a Jazz, maybe a Precision.
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An aerodyne looks like a J-bass and has a J and P pickup in it. Sounds like you should try one Although there's no jaguar in an aerodyne.

Side note: does anyone know what the switches on the jag actually do? x_x

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If your going to spend 700 bucks there are better basses than the Jag.

The Jazz 24, the Aerodyne P-bass, Aerodyne Jazz, 70's Jazz, Deluxe P-bass, Deluxe Active Jaz, all warrant a look.


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#16
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Jaguar (the red one!) ftw.
active electronics, jazz style pickups, different look, nice neck... mmmm
That's the bass i want when I get another one.
lol

I have it.

I put a Badass 2 on it and it sounds just like a marcus miller bass but darker sounding.
It also kicks the aerodyne's ass.

Oh, and the switchs are for the pickups, Neck, Bridge and parallel/series, the other one is an Active/Passive switch.
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I still wanna know what yours sounds like, i've been GASing over one, SO BADLY.
#18
Jazz 24, ftw.

best thing. if you insist, jazz or jaguar.
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#19
I like the sound of the p's and the looks of the J and i havent tried a jaguar b4.
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See that's the problem. Do you think it'd be worth $200 extra for the Jaguar?

EDIT: Alright I think you all have given me enough information. I'll take all these ideas into consideration when I take my next trip to GC.


because its CIJ I'm going to say yes. I love playing Jags, first thing I go in after at GC. Sounds like a jazz, has its own look and is better quality than its MIM Fender cousins.
#22
why not look into some P/J's eg Aerodyne Jazz, Aerodyne Precision, Precision Special
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#23
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I like the sound of the p's and the looks of the J and i havent tried a jaguar b4.

It's the opposite for me. I prefer the look of P-basses but the sound of Jazzes.
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#25
Personally, I'd get a Jaguar just to break from the crowd of Jazz basses out there. Are the Jaguar basses the standard 34" scale? Cause I know the guitar version is 1-1/2" shorter.
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Personally, I'd get a Jaguar just to break from the crowd of Jazz basses out there. Are the Jaguar basses the standard 34" scale? Cause I know the guitar version is 1-1/2" shorter.

Yeah Jaguars have the standard 34.
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It's the opposite for me. I prefer the look of P-basses but the sound of Jazzes.

I prefer the look of P-basses as well. I'm going for whichever sounds the best though. Even so, I think the looks of the Jaguar might outweigh all else when I get my new bass.
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#27
Jaguar bases sound amazing..but my god they have a lot of buttons! I really like the looks of them, and the neck too.
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Also, TS you should really try out the bass's before buying them, i liked the jag for a while but the neck got to me, it's too clingy and doesn't feel right to me.