Jazz on a Jazzmaster

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  1. klasaine

    klasaine Poster Extraordinaire

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    Bb Rhythm changes, two choruses on my CIJ JM. I love this guitar!

     
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    Nice playing!
     
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    As usual!
     
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    Yes!!! Killer diller, daddy-o! That pickin’ flat GETS it!!
     
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    Very impressive playing!! Sounds great!
     
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    Nice! Great to see a jazz player using a Jazzmaster. I've seen a few, but it's rare. Joe Pass used one for a time. I've lusted after a Jazzmaster since 1977, when I first saw the cover of Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True.
     
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    Same here. I was 15 in '77 and not a guitar player yet. Wasn't familiar with all the different Fenders. I remember looking at the headstock and reading "Jazzmaster" and thinking "but this isn't Jazz." Duh...
     
  8. klasaine

    klasaine Poster Extraordinaire

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    Ha, ha! Yeah, the Fender JM is a very not jazz guitar. Their construction along with the pkups make them pretty bright and stringy. Fantastic for surf, spy, hot rod and pop - which is usually what I play on my JM. I have the tone control backed off and I'm using a dark voiced overdrive, the Mad Professor 'Simble'.
     
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    Go man! :)

    I always appreciate your theory & technique posts, so it's a pleasure to see & hear you play!
     
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    Stock pickups in the JM?
     
  11. klasaine

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    No, Curtis Novak's. 'Vintage' style. I got them several years ago when he was only making the JMV (jazz master vintage) set and if you wanted, he would wind the back pkup slightly hotter which I had him do for me. Now he makes a ton of different JM replacements.
     
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  12. AxeVictimAZ

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    Always dig your posts man!
    Nice playing and great tones to listen too!
     
  13. chulaivet1966

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    Mornin' Ken.....

    I've never played a Jazzmaster or knew anyone that owned one.
    Maybe they're pricy muthers and cater to a genre I just had little contact with over the decades.

    Beautiful axe and great playing....as usual.
    After watching you and Dale (Tonedr) play I walk away thinking my axes would be best served as kindling.
    So far, I've not taken that drastic step.

    You guys make it look easy.....I hate you both. (I'm just a kidder :))

    I always check out your posts.....hope all is well down south.

    Carry on....
     
  14. klasaine

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    All is well 'down south'. *No one ever says that to an Angeleno ;). Thanks for asking!

    Jazzmaster's can be pricey. Mine is a Japanese Fender, CIJ = Crafted in Japan circa '96 and I got it second hand. I think it was around $650 or so.
    When they first came out in 1958 they were the 'flagship' Fender guitar. Geared towards Jazzers though they became popular with the surf crowd and even some country guys initially. Jazz guitarists never really took to them. Ultimately they're too bright and stringy. I mostly play pop and rock on mine. I only did that vid to show that you can play jazz on it.

    Don't burn your guitar. You'll have to get another one.
     
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    1) Chortle....:)
    2) Yeah....the only way I'll get my smooth playing f-hole axe is too destroy one my current ones.....tough call.

    Thanks for the JM G2.....I never known anything about them.

    Be well.....
     
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    :D There's that or you could do what I do ... sell one or two.
    I just off loaded two Strats and a baritone to get a custom Strat style axe from an outfit out here in Van Nuys. Xotic. They're more known for pedals but they make both a Tele and Strat style axe. Everything in house except for the tuning machines (we're talking down to the tremolo springs).
     
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    Mornin' Ken.....

    Funny you say that....I'd actually pondered it for a short time only.
    I used to use medium strings and action was high on both but I never really noticed it.
    Then....a few years ago...arthritis decided to reside in my fingers and wrist of my chord hand (insert colorful expletives here).

    Instead, last September I had re-setup/re-fret jobs done on (2) of my three guitars....about 750$ total. (both in my avatar)
    My luthier said both are worth some substantial d buckaroos....wish I knew what 'substantial' really meant. :)
    IE: 1973 Guild D40S purchased in 1978 for 300$ & 1977 Ibanez Tele Silver Series purchased 1978 for 275$.

    Obviously, they've been with me for a looong and I'm very attached to both so selling either of them would be very tough.
    I've always had a fondness for the f-holes since my old band member buddy had an Gib ES335 back in the 70's.
    Another music buddy is coming out to Ca. this August with his Ibanez AS73 which I look forward to playing..

    Don't mean to derail your thread....so, back to topic.

    A good day to all.
     
  18. klasaine

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    Do not get rid of those.
    *The Guild is worth at least a couple grand to a buyer that's looking for one and the Ibby is probably worth about $1200. 70s era Ibanez' are collectible at this point.
     
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    Mornin' Ken....

    Ha....got it!.....good G2 for me and don't think I could part with them anyway.
    Well...that's good to know I may have made some worthy purchases decades ago.

    After the work was done on them last year they both play beautifully and I can get through a song without too much pain/discomfort.
    I'm still getting used to the new action on the Guild....can't believe I played it for so long with the action at about 4mm. :)
    Yikes....that created (over time) some real pain for this old bird.

    Thanks Ken....hope all is well.....
     
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    Sweet!!
     
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