What's better for playing Ska/Reggae a P-Bass or J-Bass? And what are some example is you can offer any...

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P.S.- Mainly 3rd wave ska please

Last edited by mikeyhavoc at Dec 6, 2013,
A J has a more "warm" tone so I'd say go for that if you're into a more dubby bass tone. A P has a bit more growl, better suited for a picked "punk" tone. What's your band called?
Honestly, you can't go wrong with either. You'll find examples of each working well. They can both pull off a great deep dub sort of tone, and a more full-range growly picked sort of tone.
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Well; the "Man" himself plays a Jazz, so...

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Bamb I'm not in a band but doing some solo work and I'd like to lay down my own bass track and mix them in
It's all about opinions. Try both and see what you like. Precision is a one trick pony but the sound just fits every genre. It's my favorite bass sound. Jazz is more versatile sound-wise - so if you like the bridge pickup/both pickups sounds, get a Jazz. But no bass is better for a certain style. You see both Jazz and Precision basses used in every genre.
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