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Fender P bass or J bass... hmmmm?

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Posted by DDazey on August 22, 2001 at 10:05:06:

Hello all!

I am a bass player of about 17 years and in those years, I've owned a limited number of basses which never have included a good ole standard Fender Bass. In my opinion, nothing sounds like a Fender and now I am considering picking up a Fender but I'm trying to decide between a P or J bass. I'm aware that the J bass has a thinner neck and (I think) different pickups then the P bass, but I was wanting to see what kind of information you could share with me about the differences between the two. Which you prefer and why.

I need to go to a store and try a couple out and see for myself, but I thought I would start my research here because of all the knowlegable bass players that visit this board.

Thanks in advance,

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