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Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Jul 10th, 2015 08:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

some sweet fenders.

munsters theme

MLC
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It's not just good..

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Jul 10th, 2015 10:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice!

Another example of surf-y Jazzmaster tones...

...The Fathoms

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older,better
Jul 12th, 2015 01:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice work

Both excellent bands

Peegoo
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C-C-R is one letter

better than B-B-Q. Tastier too!
Jul 28th, 2015 02:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And a spoiler: Laika and The Cosmonauts playing Fadeaway.

Mikko's got a...a Squier? Yup. Killer surf tones.

Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jul 29th, 2015 05:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice Peegoo! Thanks


hideawayblues

USA

Aug 8th, 2015 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks a lot everyone. Now I've been gassing for a Classic '60s Jazzmaster Lacquer all day.

telegib

Canada

Aug 22nd, 2015 02:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That Squier Strat has the switching mod though. He is playing neck and bridge pups together on that video.


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The floor is getting farther away...
Mar 3rd, 2016 08:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No intention here to disrespect the Tele, but the Strat, Jazzmaster, and Jaguar are the best at surf. Anyone know of any Tele's doing the surf thang?

surfdog

Lakeside, CA

Jim
Mar 3rd, 2016 08:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I played surf music during the "surf" ear in the early 1960's in So. Cal where it started. Most of us had one of the three guitars mentioned. However, surf music was played on whatever guitars the guys in the band had including Gibsons and Gretech. In 1963 surf started to fade. I traded my Jaguar to a Telecaster. The Tele worked and sounded great for surf. Today, in my late 60's I'm in a surf band again. I play a Johnny Marr Jaguar or American Series Strat. I like the vibrato bar. The 52RI Tele would not be my first choice for surf because I have those other guitars. But, my Tele would sound every bit as good for surf as my Jaguar or Stratocaster.

I don't know how to do the link, but check out Cheater Stomp by the Fabulous Playboys on youtube. It was played on a late 1950's or early 1960's Gibson Les Paul Special with P-90's.



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The floor is getting farther away...
Mar 3rd, 2016 09:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I suppose that any SC pup through a clean, bright amp with a wet reverb will get you there. Whammy bar adds to the mystic of course.

surfdog

Lakeside, CA

Jim
Mar 4th, 2016 11:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeh, that's right. In addition, some of the first Ventures and Belairs were recorded without reverb. In the day I saw surf bands playing Gibson 335's that probably had humbuckers and Bixby tail pieces.

However, today I feel the guitars of choice for surf music are Jaguars, Jazzmasters, and Stratocasters. Guitars are much more available and affordable and players can have more than one model. Then a Fender Tube amp with spring reverb nails it.

Morgenholz

Indiana/USA

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Mar 12th, 2016 02:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe the 50-something crowd was Leo's intended market. In a reversal of the youth of the sixties, I prefer to play surf on a strat and jazzpop on a jazzmaster. The strat bridge/trem keeps the strings in place.

Bigfoot

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The floor is getting farther away...
Mar 23rd, 2016 10:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mr Morgenholz: I have another post here on this forum asking the merits of putting a Strat bridge on a JM. Some concern about not getting the full JM experience. What are your thoughts?

back breaker

eureka, usa

Kid! STOP! you're rockin' the forest!
Mar 26th, 2016 03:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

fender 60's solid body guitar (one other than a telecaster) and an outboard reverb (or one first in the preamp). my Vibro-King and Thin Skin Jaguar nail that sound but the Vibro-King has a 63 reverb put before anything in the preamp -with tone, dwell and mix). the combos that fender had in the 60's had reverb but when you listen to surf music from the 60's it was from a time when you had to have an outboard (usually fender) reverb before your amp. purest still try to include that and even though I hear a lot people playing jaguars now (Phantom Surfers come to mind as an example), I think that there were a lot of strats and jms used as well. I find that with my set up, I can always nail that Mel Taylor era ventures sound easily and then also go as far as the Astronauts (either guitar) or any of them but those dudes used reverb configuration (mentioned above) and had tube amps with solid state rectifiers (dual professionals, brown concerts, bandmasters, etc) and above mentioned solid body guitars... that will get you 100% of the way.

(This message was last edited by back breaker at 07:37 PM, Mar 26th, 2016)

Morgenholz

Indiana/USA

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Apr 30th, 2016 08:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi Bigfoot, sorry for the absence; I vacillate between playing and seeking info on my gear, sometimes for long periods of time. I'll go directly to the relevant post.

Deep

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That's really really where I'm from!
May 11th, 2016 11:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Been fixing to get that Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster to play some Surfy tunes. Anyone played one? What're they like? Heck I even dig that gold ionized pickguard in a cheesy ugly cool kinda way.

reverendrob
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May 12th, 2016 01:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Mascis. They're a little more P90 than traditional JM pickups but sound very, very good and can just roll down the output to take them in JM territory.

My favorite neck on any Squier - it's baseball bat, no skunk stripe, and there's nothing wrong with the thing other than the godawful color.

But it's a good enough instrument I don't care.

MLC
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May 12th, 2016 07:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Heck I even dig that gold ionized pickguard in a cheesy ugly cool kinda way."

"...there's nothing wrong with the thing other than the godawful color."

Hey, now!

reverendrob
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May 12th, 2016 07:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hate Oly/Artic White.

I have two guitars in that color..

..I'll take a magical guitar.

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May 12th, 2016 08:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was all set to get my Thinskin in Burgundy Mist, but the White Blonde was on ash and I really like that look, especially with the gold anodized guard. I've always liked that "Mary Kaye" thing Couldn't resist - and I have no regrets.

I totally get the color preference thing, though. I've never been a huge fan of sunburst....but somehow I've ended up with 3 guitars that have that finish.

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