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#1
I am a Fender bass player just curious to see which bass more people like; the Precision or the Jazz bass. Please tell me why you like it, and the style of music you play on it.
#3
Jazz, so versatile and sounds good to my ears. you can play pretty much any genre on a jazz.
#4
I don't have a fender bass, but i have tried both out, and i personally prefer the P bass, nice versatile tone. The style i'd use it to play would vary a lot, but i find you can get a nice post rock tone out of them
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#5
Well, I've only played a Jazz...
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#6
I reallt like them both, but would in the end choose a jazz, most likely an american deluxe.
I would if i could also have a p, they are both great bass's. Niether is better than the next.
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#7
I prefer jazz's to be honest, but you just cant get the same thick bassyness on a jazz that you can get on a Precision =P
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#8
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So basically a Jazz. I play a lot of reggae, jazz, hiphop, and alt-rock.
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#9
I like and own both - however, the both I own are quite different than what some would consider a Jazz or Precision. The '51 Precision has a voice of its own, and an active 5-string Jazz with noiseless pickups is quite different than a '62 reissue.
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#10
I love standard p-basses. 2 knobs, 4 strings. simple.(like me ) love that punch too. and the chunky neck is lovely. never been a fan of the jazzes, they dont really do it for me. not saying there bad, just not for me.
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#12
i have both and like both. if i had to keep only one of them i would keep my jazz as it is a lot easier to play and is more versitile.

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#14
I prefer P basses. Despite having only one pickup, I find them to be much more versatile than jazz basses. Js sound so thin, there's barely and lo mid response. That's where the P excels. I prefer P necks, too.
That being said, they are both great styles of bass. I would take the lowliest Squier over the most expensive Warwick or Ibanez and day.

Another thing to keep in mind is that it's hard to find a fretless P. This pisses me off to no end.
#15
Probably a jazz bass, I've never been too bothered by the P bass thump and that warm growl and fast neck is just beautiful.
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#16
i'm getting sick of p vs j threads

you know what i'm gonna spice it up a little

I LOVE P BASSES!!!! THEY ARE AWESOME FOR EVERY CONCIEVABLE FORM OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION!!! I WANT TO OWN A FENDER P BASS!! WITH A ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD!!!

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i'm getting sick of p vs j threads

you know what i'm gonna spice it up a little

I LOVE P BASSES!!!! THEY ARE AWESOME FOR EVERY CONCIEVABLE FORM OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION!!! I WANT TO OWN A FENDER P BASS!! WITH A ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD!!!

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The PBass necks are better for some people ... I prefer them to the JBass neck.

#18
I'd have to say J, though I don't have a ton of experience with them. The neck on the J just suits me much better than does the one on the P.
#19
I have a p bass but I've liked every j bass I've played much more than my p bass.
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#20
Hot Rod Red Jaguar bass. All the way.

Anyway, on topic: I like P-basses better than Jazz. They look cooler, they sound nicer, they feel better, etc.
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#22
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#24
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Hot Rod Red Jaguar bass. All the way.

Anyway, on topic: I like P-basses better than Jazz. They look cooler, they sound nicer, they feel better, etc.

If you like P-basses better then why say a jag? Its basically a Jazz.
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#27
They both have good qualities.

for Funk, Rock, Blues, Hard Rock and Punk I'd play a P bass, Maple fretboard.

for Jazz, Funk, Rock, Hard Rock and Punk I'd play a Jazz.

depends on what the song calls for.
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#30
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I like and own both - however, the both I own are quite different than what some would consider a Jazz or Precision. The '51 Precision has a voice of its own, and an active 5-string Jazz with noiseless pickups is quite different than a '62 reissue.


I kind of feel the same way. But if I had to choose, the '51 P.
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#31
Well, I love the jazz's crisp, bright tone, but for pretty much all funk and soul I'd go for a P any day. I'm hoping I'll find a J-styled P/J config with five strings.

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#33
P basses to me seem like the mammoths of all basses, they seem so heavy and the necks are really wide.. I also agree with jazz basses being versatile, with a decent amp it's not too difficult to get the bassiness out of them
#37
I have a Precision.

I don't like it.

Ergo, I must like the Jazz bass more.
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#39
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Ergo, your logic... is just something else.

Anyway, the jazz is unarguably better so this question is irrelevant.


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