So, given a choose, which of these would you prefer, be honest and hold nothing back

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  1. Jon Moody

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    For me, it's a toss between E and J.

    I love the stacked knob flexibility that it has; I usually swap out the electronics on my jazz basses to that pattern because of this. Most of my gigs are usually on a P Bass, so that's why the other one.

    I've tried the other ones, even had an Alembic at one point, and they're very nice but not something I'd want to play.
     
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  2. bdm

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    J. The p-bass, without a doubt.
     
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    None. Music Man for life.
     
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    Isn't it ironic that your J is a P? My pick for sure.
     
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    I'm not a bass player, but if those were my choices, yeah, P-bass all the way. I give players with J basses the stinkeye. I like the way a P-bass sounds. Leo got it right on those.
     
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    J, the P-Bass looks sweet. If it was me, I'd order a custom Sadowsky instead.
     
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    I'd prefer not to have to open a thousand tabs.
     
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  9. 70' s Tone

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    I hear ya.
     
  10. 70' s Tone

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    I counted only 14. :confused:
     
  11. Hugo13

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    A or J
     
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    I'd love to have a late '60s Gibson EB-3, but of the ones you list... probably E, the concentric knob '60 Fender Jazz.

    Runners-up:

    G: The '68 Rickenbacker 4001 is very tempting, but it looks like the binding is coming loose along the top edge of the body.
    F: The '73 Rickenbacker 4001 is also nice, but it doesn't have a horseshoe pickup; you might as well buy a new 4003.
     
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    (j) The 1960 Fender P bass or the (a) 1964 Gibson Thunderbird; actually (j) and (a)--its the only way to be sure!
     
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  14. 70' s Tone

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    I loved the tone Jack Bruce got with his early Gibson EB-3
     
  15. Stratburst70

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    P-Bass for me. My wife loves her Jazz Basses but I find I overplay on those.

    The Precision gives me everything I need and nothing I don't.
     
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  16. 70' s Tone

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    It's amazing how it remains so incredibly popular.
     
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    N. I'd never need another bass.
     
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    Well all those basses are radically different from one another. What are you trying to do with the bass? Personally I would pick the '73 4001 with checked binding.
     

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