Fender Jazz bass och Fender P-bass är två olika modeller, med lite olika halsdimensioner (P-basens är bredare) och olika kroppsform. Vidare har jazzbasen andra mikar, placerade på lite annat sätt, så man får ett annat ljud ur den. Eftersom den har stallmick är det lättare att få ett diskantrikt ljud ur en jazzbas. P-basen har ett lite dovare ljud.
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The Jazz Bass
The Fender Jazz Bass to me is probably the most versatile bass in history. I’ve always loved it’s sweet, focused tone and narrow, fast neck. With two single coil pickups you have a myriad of possible tones at your fingers. Even small adjustments with either knob can give you vastly different sounds.
The Jazz bass can do pretty much any style of music…whether it’s hard rock, mellow folk, laid back reggae or funky R&B. Plus there are many bassists who think that the Jazz bass has the best slap tone of all time.
Introduced in 1960 by Fender, the Jazz was conceived as a deluxe model that would be easier to play and brighter sounding than the Precision bass. Leo Fender hoped that the bass would appeal mostly to guitarists that doubled on electric bass. The name was borrowed from the recently released Jazzmaster guitar, which had a similar body shape.
Although it was always less popular than the Precision throughout the 1960’s the Jazz became a favorite during the 1970’s when the musical climate turned more funky, and the bass sound took a greater up front role. The Jazz Bass became a funk machine especially the 70’s models which had the back pickup closer to the bridge, giving a more trebly, cutting tone.
Countless notable bassists have used the Jazz including John Paul Jones, Larry Graham, Geddy Lee, Aston Barrett, Marcus Miller and of course Jaco Pastorius. It’s a classic bass for a reason…great tone, playability and versatlity, not to mention durable as heck.
When I hold a J-Bass I feel I can play almost anything. Even though I string mine with flatwounds it still has that snap and growl that’s made it so popular. Truly a great bass, the Jazz will most certainly be a favorite of bass players for generations to come.
The Precision Bass
Leo Fender introduced the Precision Bass in 1951 and literally changed music forever. The original version had one single coil pickup and a slab body but over the years it evolved and by 1957 the P-Bass reached it’s final version. A split coil hum-bucking pickup, contour body shape and larger headstock.
The Precision has a deep, warm tone with a strong mid-range presence. It is without a doubt the most played electric bass in history and probably the most copied design too.
The Precision just seems to sit perfectly in a mix, and although it may not be as pretty sounding as a Jazz on it’s own, in a band setting it really shines. It fills in a lot of sonic space and doesn’t clash with guitars and drum tones. It’s no wonder that it’s been the favorite bass of so many record producers all these years. The list of famous bass players who have used the Precision Bass is almost endless. The great Motown legend James Jamerson who called his 62 P-Bass “the funk machine”. Donald “Duck” Dunn, Carol Kaye, Pino Palladino, Steve Harris, Willie Weeks, Sting, Paul Simonon, George Porter Jr. and countless others all used a Fender Precision.