#1
can someone tell me the difference between a fender jazz bass and a precision bass? my dad has a precision bass i use but he might let me switch it for a jazz.. and i have small hands so.. what would the difference be to me?
#3
the precision bass has a punchier and warmer sound the the jazz bass... the jazz bass is more versatile and has a cleaner more defined tone

but one thing... is that AN OLD fender precision? if it is, how old?
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the precision bass has a punchier and warmer sound the the jazz bass... the jazz bass is more versatile and has a cleaner more defined tone

but one thing... is that AN OLD fender precision? if it is, how old?

Yes, and if I'm not mistaken, the Jazz has a slimmer neck, so that may be the answer to his small hands.
#5
yeah some jazzes do..... if you have small hands, try to get a fender geddy lee jazz bass, theyre some of the best sounding fender jazzes and they have the slimmer neck you can probably get...
#6
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=610738

On the first friggin' page, dude...

But anyway, about it being old... If it's pre-1971, for the love of God, keep it. If it's from '72-'85, trade it without blinking... this was Fender's dark age. From '85 and on, trade it, but only if you're in dire need for a jazz.
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#7
but dude, if its your father's bass, then im guessing its an older one right?

if its an old bass like... a vintage model... you dont sell vintage basses... you sleep hugging them under your sheets, and if someone tries to steal them you smash their heads to a bloody pulp with a steel pipe... but you dont sell a vintage fender bass... EVER!!
#8
If it's your fathers bass and it's old, sounds like a bad idea. it's not really much better to upgrade to a Jazz, they cost pretty much the same new. And if it's old, no doubt it's worth more than a new Jazz.

Also my father used to have a Jazz bass ('67 I think) and he sold it many years ago because he was in need of cash. That thing would be worth so much more now being vintage and all
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#9
if its an old fender... i mean... like one from the 60's or 50's or something, they ggo for thousands of dollars on ebay and stuff... dude... if it is... dont do it, you have a jewel on your hands...
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yeah some jazzes do..... if you have small hands, try to get a fender geddy lee jazz bass, theyre some of the best sounding fender jazzes and they have the slimmer neck you can probably get...

Very true. I have one. Also, Jazz basses can have more recognizable sound, which if you solo one of the pickups, you can either get a "nasaly" sound or more of a "burp". Jazz basses are better in my opinion for slap, especially if you get one with active electronics. Those run about $590
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#11
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can someone tell me the difference between a fender jazz bass and a precision bass? my dad has a precision bass i use but he might let me switch it for a jazz.. and i have small hands so.. what would the difference be to me?


the differences are,
the body, the neck, the p-ups.

the Jazz body has an off-set curvature, the P is more symetrical in shape.
the P has a wider, thicker neck, as opposed to the Jazz's narrower, thinner, neck.
the P has a single, split-coil, p-up. the Jazz has two, single coil, p-ups. both are fine basses. i like the narrow neck of the Jazz, and two p-ups give you more options for tone. the off-set body balances better on the strap, and sits more comfortably in your lap. i do agree the P has thunderous low end, that a Jazz can't quite achieve, but, i can make my Jazz sound closer to a P, than a P can get, to the Jazz sound.
using the serial #, www.fender.com can let you find out what year your Dad's bass is, look in the "support" link.
Last edited by 83lespaulstudio at Jun 20, 2007,
#12
Frustrating when a threadstarter doesn't follow up, isn't it? I'm still waiting to find out how old his Precision is.
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#14
Thnx, although it's much lighter than on the website.

http://fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0194762752

When I saw that, I almost cried. Mine doesn't fade to as deep a black as that one.
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#15
no.. its an 05 if im not mistaken.. and also guys, im mainly a guitar player.. and im broke.. would it be worth trading the new precision in for an old one or a new jazz or old or.. what?
#17
If you have to pay very much more after the trade-in, just stick with the precision. Small hands don't make that big a difference. Although, definitely try out a J, and if you like it enough, just go for it.
#18
ok cool.. ill have to beg dad to drive me down to guitarcenter this week
thanks for the info yall.. much appreciated
my main instrument is guitar but i love the bass too so i wasnt sure at all about any of this.. and bass_kid92, when i say small hands i mean my middle finger is only 3 inches long lol
ill be getting about $200 soon so with the trade in i should be able to get it
thanks again yall
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Of course theres a difference. the Jazz has a slimmer neck and different pickups and electronics, and is a different shape altogether.
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