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Any substantial difference between a P -Bass and a J-Bass?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Pxz, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Pxz

    Pxz Member

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    Just got that itch for a Fender bass. Always played active basses and i can't say im totally happy with those.
    Any recomendations , tips ,or something related to these types of basses ?
     
  2. tedtan

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    They're different. They feel different and they sound different, so go play both to see which you prefer.

    Personally, I prefer a P bass with an added J pickup at bridge. It's the best of both worlds, IMO, but you may prefer a J so you really need to try them out before deciding.
     
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    Totally different beasts. Go try them out.
     
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    J-Basses are a little more aggressive sounding and have a nasal sounding character that cuts through the mix very well. P-Basses sound more "round" and much smoother. It's a matter of taste. Personally I strongly dislike the nasal J-Bass sound.
     
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    I have both, although admittedly I modified my Jazz Bass with a P pickup in the neck. Different beasts.
     

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