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Jazz IIIs definitely work in a pinch, especially if they are XLs, better than a lot of stuff.I'd agree with picks being a big thing when playing bass. When I'm just rough tracking I usually just use Jazz III, but when I'm doing anything worse actually releasing, I have a handful of Winspear picks to choose from.
BTW, if you are a Jazz III guy get these. https://www.jimdunlop.com/flow-standard-pick-1-5mm/ Not for bass of course, for guitar. That's a newish model they rolled out 2-3 years back. Huge Jazz III XL fan for fucking ever, haven't actually bought the Jazz III base models since getting these. They are the best guitar picks money can buy.
They make them in Delrin too, which is preferable for leads and hugely underrated. The less glossy regular ones are better for chording and rhythm and shit, but Delrins rule for single note lead stuff. https://www.jimdunlop.com/primegrip-delrin-500-pick-1-14mm/