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P or J whats the diff?

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Hello all

I have just been loving my Godin 5 and have been looking at all the others out there 4-6 string so far.

One thing I do like is the slim neck of a 4 string and think I will pick one up probably sooner than later. This brings me to my question, whats the difference between the P and J. Most sales guys tell me its just the pickups but I think its more than that.

For a Metal, Blues do all bass which is better?
What are the best $700 to $1000 4 strings out there with active electronics?

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+1 on the G&L tribute.., L2000 is a good choice,, has a myriad of tonal possibilities from emulating the P to growling like a J,, and everything in between. They also have a new J style out,, JB-2.. two jazz style pickups,,
both in your price range and both with the smaller neck.

Little darker sounding,, try an epiphone Les Paul, neck is bigger and it'll probably be a little heavier,, and even Yamaha makes a nice bass in your range, but I wasn't struck on the neck..
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