Are Precision Basses good?

Are Precision Basses good?

They’ve good enough for any level or player, including working pros, so don’t feel like you’re missing out. Yes, expensive Fenders and fantastic, but these basses are really good too. Despite the name given its stablemate below, the P-Bass does very well in jazz too. In fact, it can find a home in just about any genre.

What makes a Precision Bass?

In its standard, post-1957 configuration, the Precision Bass is a solid body, four-stringed instrument equipped with a single split-coil humbucking pickup and a one-piece, 20-fret maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard. Its prototype, designed by Leo Fender in 1950, was brought to market in 1951.

Is Precision Bass good for beginners?

The best beginner bass guitar for classic style and tone The Squier Affinity Precision is the entry-level model, yet still features enough quality and a broad enough tonal palette to make this a serious instrument in its own right.

Is Precision or Jazz bass better?

By the 12th fret, both instruments’ necks are the same width, so the Jazz Bass neck is more tapered. This makes the Jazz Bass better for players with smaller hands. Precision players prefer the more “even” feel of the Precision’s neck from low to high registers. The Jazz bass neck is also rounder than the Precision’s.

Who plays Precision bass?

There are a lot of bass players who prefer playing a P-Bass. The Motown legend James Jamerson uses a ’62 PBass that he calls “the funk machine”. Donald “Duck” Dunn, Carol Kaye, Pino Palladino, Steve Harris, Willie Weeks, Sting, Paul Simonon and George Porter Jr. are just some of the notable P-Bass users.

What is the difference between a Jazz and Precision bass?

The Precision Bass [or “P Bass” as it is known] has split coil pickups that give it its classic, solid bass sound. The Jazz Bass [known as a “J Bass”] has 2 single coil pickups which results in a very clean tone that has a bit more midrange than the Precision. Tonally think Jazz, Blues, Reggae and Funk Bass lines.

Who plays Precision Bass?

What kind of bass does flea use?

Modulus bass
Flea relies on his main Modulus bass for the majority of the set. It’s outfitted with a Modulus Lane Poor pickup, which is no longer in production, an Aguilar preamp, and a Leo Quan Badass bridge.

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