#4
What kinda music you play? Amp? Length of time been playing?
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#6
Without any prior information, I feel free to give you my biased opinion:

You want to by the J-Bass. The pups are better, it sounds better, is more versatile, and has a sexier pick guard.
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Without any prior information, I feel free to give you my biased opinion:

You want to by the J-Bass. The pups are better, it sounds better, is more versatile, and has a sexier pick guard.


You also forgot those hot anorexic necks! It is soo wrong yet feels soo right!
#8
See i would go for a P-Bass, it feels like you have something in your hands, there's nothing like a big chunky neck in the hand, plus i prefer the punch of the P-Bass, ideally though, i would have a J pickup in the bridge too
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#10
cmon, there's more to love
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#12
I have quite big hands so i find jazz necks awkward to play, which is why i prefer the precision, my teacher has an american jazz and i sat there playing it for an hour and it just didnt do it for me
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#13
Hah, I used to be the same way, untill the demand for me to play faster grew and grew, and now for me, the thinner the better.

But to the original poster, both are opinions are right, it is just a difference in opinion that you should look at. :P
#14
Yeah it's all to do with personal opinion, go try as many basses out as you can. You may find you don't want a fender at all, go with what feels best
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#15
im a metal player, ive been playing for 3-4 years. my current bass is a fender percision bass. its mexican but im lookin to upgrade. my amp is a rumble 100 and a ampeg 8*10 cab.
#16
the cool monkey-handed kids like me put P-bass necks on Jazz basses.
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#17
man, haeck w/ P neck on J body, I put a J neck in a P body w/ J pups.

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#23
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Meh.. I don't like active. XD

But I am saying that that general style is good.

I see where you're coming from, Fender basses are the type of bass that are sort of meant to be passive. Well what's the next best thing...the aerodyne basses!
#24
for metal... it depends. i like the J-bass, it has alot more growl to it. for thrash and 70s metal. thats the one, the P-bass has fantastic sound for blues and pop. and decent for metal.
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#25
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for metal... it depends. i like the J-bass, it has alot more growl to it. for thrash and 70s metal. thats the one, the P-bass has fantastic sound for blues and pop. and decent for metal.


lol PJ setup

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I see where you're coming from, Fender basses are the type of bass that are sort of meant to be passive. Well what's the next best thing...the aerodyne basses!


Hah, not only that but if you are good at wiring up guitars, you can wire Passive pickups to be more versitle than active pickups! I did it on my P Bass cole! One flip of the switch and it sounds like a totally different Bass!
#28
Well it really depends what you want, but since it's an upgrade from a standard Precision I assume you're after an American. The American Deluxe Precision is really versatile for a P, and the Deluxe Jazz is similarly kickass. Otherwise you could go down the vintage reissue route like a '60s Classic Jazz or for a sig model that has unique features like the Marcus Miller or Geddy Lee.
#29
For the price of a MIM Fender you could get a decent ESP or Ibanez and an effects pedal or something...meh...
#30
^^the only good Ibanez basses are the SRX700, and anything more than $700. The SR500s are alright and extremely well built but their tone is just so...generalized, they don't have that much character. As for ESP, I hate basswood, need I say more?
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#31
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For the price of a MIM Fender you could get a decent ESP or Ibanez and an effects pedal or something...meh...

lets see. i own a Crybaby Bass, Boss Over drive, Chorus, Equalizer, Radial DI, MXR Dyna Comp, and a Flanger
#32
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man, haeck w/ P neck on J body


i'm currently in the process of doing that with a p/j pickup layout
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#34
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lets see. i own a Crybaby Bass, Boss Over drive, Chorus, Equalizer, Radial DI, MXR Dyna Comp, and a Flanger


My point was that you can get a bass for less that is far superior to the MIM Fenders...