I got about 3 or four thing to discuss but the each need a separate post otherwise it will be super long. So for this one I thought I'd throw back my thoughts from living with my new CV Jazz and how it stacks up to my 1996 Fender Mexi P. OK... Hmmmm... where to start. So.... You know I think I could sum it all up with probably one sentence. With Fender guitars and basses I feel like if I could jam two models together I would have the ultimate for me. More than likely I would probably feel that way about any companies guitars I buy if I had mutiples. 1. Sound: I like the Jazz's sound better. Yes they are very different and one might work better in a certain type of song. If I'm just playing the one right after the other in an amp, I prefer the smoother sound of the Jazz. It may have something to do with quality of pups. I'm assuming my Mexi has a ceramic split humbucker. And the CV Jazz has "Fender designed" Alnico pups. The jazz higher end sounds better to me. Like easier on the ears, not icepicky. The P is like lots of low end, lots of mids and harsh top end. The jazz sounds just like a more rounded, even, smoother sound. Now that's mainly talking about the front pup and not the bridge. Although I think the description of the bridge holds true, just the more brighter focus of a bridge sound. That being said, I think I can see why a PBass might be more useful in a rock band that plays loud. One show when I had to run an extension chord my Jazz was humming. I turned the volume off between each song. It wasn't super loud but it was there. That never happens with the P of course. The jazz's pups are quieter. But not enough to matter. I mean it's noticeable when you play them back to back. 500k pots in my P. I'm guessing 250's in the Jazz. ??? 2. Feel: I feel like the jazz is heavier. My right thigh feels it more over long periods. Overall the body of the P is more comfy to me. The CV Jazz is not as thick. I don't know maybe a 3/32" thinner than my P. I know this is a typical thing between overseas models. I think it could possibly be more comfy if it was full thickness. But the P might be lighter overall. Love the neck on the CV. For some reason the high gloss doesn't bother me even after playing 3 gigs with it. It's just not an issue for me. However I wasn't sweating profusely. But one show was kind of hot. I think in some weird way I may even prefer the gloss. I can't explain why. Newness of a guitar to me maybe. I don't know if I would prefer it on my 6 string guitars though. My right arm where it meets the body likes the P more. Like I said, I think the P just fits me better in the body. But I far prefer the smaller nut on the Jazz. Hands down. I don't dislike the P and I can play them both almost as fast but there's no doubt in my mind the Jazz makes things a bit easier when playing fast. Which I don't do a lot of but here and there. Looks, hands down my P but that's cuz it has a color. I'm not in love with black. Now if I would've gotten a light blue with tort pickguard for the Jazz, hands down the jazz. I like how they both look but colors play such a big part in how a guitar looks to me. I more care about how it plays and sounds but you know... I'm human. I like looking at nice looking things. I pretty much think all of Fenders designs are nice looking. I just don't always love every color scheme. So that's my thoughts for today. I'm actually probably going to go back to the P for the country band. I got the pots working. And the jazz will be my back up and recording bass. That is the plan right now. Which will likely change. LOL.