The Aria STB Jazz bass offers exceptional value for money in a quality beginner bass guitar.
The Aria STB-JB features a solid alder body for a rich sustain, with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard for a comfortable playing action.
Precision vs. Jazz Bass
The P pickup is a split coil humbucker whereas the J pickups are 2 single coil. This gives the P bass a darker and fatter sound with a bigger, heavier bottom while the Jazz bass has a cleaner and somewhat thinner tone.
The necks are the other main difference. A Jazz bass has a much thinner neck compared to a P Bass. The difference is only about a quarter inch at the nut but it makes a huge difference in playability. This doesn't mean the Jazz bass is always better - some riffs are easier on the P bass because of the extra space between strings.
The bodies are different too. The P bass is more like a Strat shape, whereas Jazz basses tend to be offset at the bottom.
- Alder body
- Bolt-on maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Volume and Tone controls
- Chrome hardware
- Choice of colour finishes