Which is better jazz bass or precision?

The Precision Bass neck is meatier at the nut (roughly 43mm) and maintains a pretty consistent thickness along its length. The Jazz Bass neck tapers as you get to the nut (roughly 38mm), where the strings are routed tighter. Some players felt that this tapered feel at the nut offered easier fingering.

Is a jazz bass easier to play?

It’s easy to use and good at one thing. That’s not to say some players don’t gravitate to the Jazz bass first. Physically it’s easier to play and provides the player a wider sonic variety of tone with it’s dual coil pickups.

Is Jazz Bass lighter than Precision Bass?

The main differences between Precision Bass vs Jazz Bass are: The Precision bass guitar is lighter, whereas the jazz bass guitar is the heavier choice.

Are Jazz basses versatile?

The Jazz bass is still very popular for every style and is definitely more versatile than the P bass.

Who uses jazz bass?

A Jazz Bass. Even great bassists who aren’t widely known as Fender players have used the Jazz Bass at one time or another—Paul McCartney is known to have played a left-handed model on The Beatles (the “White Album”), and Yes-man Chris Squire includes one in his arsenal. And then there’s funk, soul and disco.

Who uses jazz bass in rock?


  • Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
  • Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
  • Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone)
  • Herbie Flowers.
  • Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
  • Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report)
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Joe Osborn (The Wrecking Crew, International Submarine Band)

Are Jazz basses better for small hands?

Short-scale bass guitars are usually a lot easier to play than their full-length counterparts. This is due to the lesser string tension as well as the smaller size. This is also the reason why short-scale basses are preferred by beginners, students, or young players with smaller hands or fingers.

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