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  • #31
    Originally posted by DevilRaysFan
    and, no Chunkathalon---- I would never say any bass is a "one-trick pony"..to me, thats all up the guy playing it

    I was hoping you didn't think I was implying that you said that.

    I've read it plenty of times here though.

    "Rics have one really good sound, but that's about it."

    I've heard it about stingrays, p basses...


    I haven't heard it about J basses though.





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    • #32
      Get the Geddy Lee Jazz bass it is awsome. Just go to the music store, pickup a jazz, a p-bass, then the Geddy lee j-bass, you will feel the difference instantly. THe neck is so thin and sweet and it sounds awsome. If ou want to sound like the man, get his bass.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by The Admiral
        Get the Geddy Lee Jazz bass it is awsome. Just go to the music store, pickup a jazz, a p-bass, then the Geddy lee j-bass, you will feel the difference instantly. THe neck is so thin and sweet and it sounds awsome. If ou want to sound like the man, get his bass.


        Not doubting the GL is a good bass but some people don't like thin necks. I, myself, like baseball bat necks.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by The Admiral
          Get the Geddy Lee Jazz bass it is awsome. Just go to the music store, pickup a jazz, a p-bass, then the Geddy lee j-bass, you will feel the difference instantly. THe neck is so thin and sweet and it sounds awsome. If ou want to sound like the man, get his bass.


          Thank GAWD Fender doesn't make a Geddy Lee P-Bass (for those of you that have seen Geddy's P-Bass, you know what I'm talking about )


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          • #35
            Originally posted by DevilRaysFan
            Thank GAWD Fender doesn't make a Geddy Lee P-Bass (for those of you that have seen Geddy's P-Bass, you know what I'm talking about )




            That's enough to make my gut turn.
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            • #36
              Soundwise it's a subjective thing - play both and see which suits your needs. Each have their distinctive sound. I like the variability of the dual pickups of the J.

              Playing wise, the P is wider at the nut than the J. I have a MIM J with a real nice thin neck and awesome tone, that was a lucky find as I have yet to play another MIM J with as good a tone and action.
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              • #37
                Originally posted by DevilRaysFan
                Thank GAWD Fender doesn't make a Geddy Lee P-Bass (for those of you that have seen Geddy's P-Bass, you know what I'm talking about )



                I meant TRY a p-bass, not that Geddy has a p-bass
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                • #38
                  I like the P. It just feels right to me, the J doesn't.

                  As in all things, YMMV. So play 'em and pick and don't put too much weight on what bassgeeks on the Net have to say. Then when you have one, save up and buy the other one too.
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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by The Admiral
                    I meant TRY a p-bass, not that Geddy has a p-bass


                    o rly? o_O
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by oldivor
                      Not doubting the GL is a good bass but some people don't like thin necks. I, myself, like baseball bat necks.


                      I understand, but I am just reminding those who see a Geddy Lee j-bass and think it is just your regular j-bass thick neck. It is not, I personally love thin necks, and wouln dnot have even considered getting the GL (or any regular Fender) if it was not for the thin neck.
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                      • #41


                        I'm suprised no one has mentioned this bass. Jazz body and Pbass Seymour with P bass neck.

                        Has anyone played one of these? It seems like a great bass. There is one for sale used locally.
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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by jonathan_matos5
                          screw fender get a G&L or a pre ernieball musicman...



                          wait a minute


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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by beam
                            Bam.
                            That's probably one of the best fender pup combos I can think of



                            I'd probably dig that, as long as it had a Jazz neck on it...



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                            • #44
                              Jazzes and Precisions are great, but I feel that the jazz is a bit more versataille. I also like the slimmer neck. I don't know about precisions, but jazzes ballance perfectly when you use a strap.

                              Even with this in mind, you should get both.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by ZedsDead
                                There is nothing bad about a Jazz bass. If you've heard different, THEY LIE. All of the greatest bass lines ever recorded were recorded on a Jazz.


                                I don't have a problem with the Fender Jazz but that's just wrong.


                                I don't understand the whole P vs. J argument, they serve a different purpose and are great at what they do, which is why they are both still in production and the most widely used basses in the world. Different strokes for different folks. Some of you guys are way too far up your own asses when it comes to gear.
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