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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Jaguars & Jazzmasters / Getting 'that' Jazzsmaster sound!

yellowrubberduck

Vancouver, Canada

Nov 28th, 2014 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

got myself a JM a few months back, it's got '65 JM pick ups in it. really great sounding guitar. Troy Van Luen modal.

I've got the round wound 10's it came with on right now. i'm finding it hard to get the balance i want between the low and high strings. when i get the low strings to get that bright sound i like, then the high strings are little too trebbly.

so... should i just try to go to 11 rounds, 11 flats?

i've messed with the amp to get as close as i can. and honestly it's pretty good. but i'm picky. i'm doing some recording and i'm starting to think about my tone a lot more. how it sounds while i'm jsut playing vs how it sounds on playback from a recording

for a good point of reference, i love the tone Los Straitjackets get, Ventures too.

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Nov 28th, 2014 01:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Before you switch hardware, try some "software" programming:

Crank up your amp. *Crank* it up.

Roll back on your Jazzmaster's volume control to about 5 or 6, and play around with the pickup selector. You will notice the guitar takes on a whole new tonality: slightly attenuated highs and broad, juicier lows--without the lows overpowering the upper frequencies.

Depending on how sensitive your amp is, you may be pleasantly surprised at the range of clean to crunch you can get with just a tweak of the volume control.

yellowrubberduck

Vancouver, Canada

Nov 28th, 2014 02:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

ahhh... i haven't tried that. i will see what happens!

Thank you

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Dec 1st, 2014 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Excellent suggestion from Peegoo.

I'll just add that in addition to the guitar's volume knob, don't be afraid to mess around with that tone knob.

Rolling back that Tone knob can unlock all sorts of great sounds.

kidmo

USA

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Oct 20th, 2015 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hybrid string set. 10-38

reverendrob
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Oct 21st, 2015 06:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Did you adjust the pickup height?

That'd be step one before I spent a dime chasing strings.



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