thought this was a great, clear video from phillip conrad about the differences of p-bass vs j-bass and which to get based on what you like to play. i think i am definitely more of a p-bass person.
I like his channel. Relatively new to YT but really nicely thought out content.
I won’t watch the video though, as the answer is obviously a P Bass
Ha! I play mostly PJs. With the odd double humbucker and jazz thrown in.
yeah weirdly I have never owned a pure P, even though I don’t really like Jazz pickups all that much and usually like biasing my P/J’s towards the P.
But double humbuckers are definitely my favorite.
I kind of prefer the P body with J neck. But thats what makes the world go around.
But I still think the Stingray body, and L-1000 body (one and the same), and any copies thereafter are the most comfortable body style to play. They work sitting, standing, kneeling, during yoga, you name it, they work.
Nice informative video, good for when you are deciding if you want a P or J bass. I aim to have a P bass, J bass and double humbuckers in my collection. And one 5 string for when I want to play the B.
There is no Vs. The clear answer is one (or seven) of each.
True true. I prefer a 40 mm nut, where a Jazz has a 38 mm and a P a 42 mm. There is no perfect bass for everyone
That’s a pretty good video, and there’s a lot of P v J videos out there, I like that guy’s delivery maybe I’ll check more of it
Also it’s so easy to appreciate the tone difference
I got a PJ, then a jbass, then an HH, then a single soap bar fretless and then finally a pbass, which i love playing the most and it’s orange, so it’s extra awesome lol
I have both a Jazz and P … right now the P bass has been getting all the attention. Ive been practising standing up lately so ive enjoyed having almost 750 grams less hanging off my body! I also love the thump of it as well. Stand in front of my amp and its like i have a fan switched on
The weight really is a big thing.
After standing in a jam for a couple of hours it takes its toll on my upper back and left shoulder.
All of my basses are under 4kg, it’s a rule for me. The closer to 3.5 the better.
My P is bang on 4kg. When i bought my Jazz the guy had a few other basses he was selling and let me have a play with them. He handed over an ESP and it weighed 5.7kg - new found appreciation for the guys and gals that can play something that heavy!
Yowza. 4kg is great. 5.7 - no.
The T-40 is 12lbs (5.44kg).
The right strap makes all the difference on weight.
Not just about width or padding, but shape, materials, padding, width, lie, everything.
I believe any bass can be made to feel fine if you find the right strap.
Strap’s not an issue. It’s not that they don’t feel fine on my shoulder, that part isn’t a problem. It’s that lighter basses simply feel better in my hands.