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Posted by Daniel on February 07, 2001 at 17:39:04:
In Reply to: Re: A very basic question posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 07, 2001 at 13:41:35:
These guys are right, there really is no set of rules. I personally think that a J-Bass looks and sounds a hell of a lot cooler than a P-bass, mainly because it loks more complicated. P-Bass= 2 knobs, J-Bass=3.
I own a bass that has a P-Pickup and a J-pickup, J at the bridge and P at the neck. It is essentially two basses in one, with the two extremes of each pickup's sound and god knows how many variations inbetween. The P has a warm, fat tone while the J has a crispier, higher treble sound. J's also feedback more easily than P's.
J-Basses also have a much cooler body, and the necks on Fender basses play very well, but you may not like the lack of frets(especially after playing a 24-fret bass), and are very narrow.
My favourite Fender bass has got to be a Roscoe Beck(I think thats what it is) it has 3 pickups: 2 J and 1 P. The body looks crammed full of electronics. I am just sad that I have never played on one. I wanna know what that sounds like...
Anyway, welcome to bass playing. You have to remember one thing to survive:
YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A BAND.
Don't let anyone demean your instrument, or your taste, because they don't have as many jobs to do as you:-)
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