FDP Forum / Getting 'that' Jazzsmaster sound!/ 6 messages in thread.

1 to 6 of 6 shown.


Vancouver, Canada

Nov 28th, 2014 11:58 AM        

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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> so... should i just try to go to 11 rounds, 11 flats? <br /> <br /> 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<br /> <br /> for a good point of reference, i love the tone Los Straitjackets get, Ventures too.


Contributing Member

-or you'll find out

what I'm famous for
Nov 28th, 2014 01:55 PM        

Before you switch hardware, try some "software" programming:<br /> <br /> Crank up your amp. *Crank* it up.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> 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.


Vancouver, Canada

Nov 28th, 2014 02:22 PM        

ahhh... i haven't tried that. i will see what happens! <br /> <br /> Thank you


Contributing Member

It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Dec 1st, 2014 11:19 AM        

Excellent suggestion from Peegoo.<br /> <br /> I'll just add that in addition to the guitar's volume knob, don't be afraid to mess around with that tone knob.<br /> <br /> Rolling back that Tone knob can unlock all sorts of great sounds.



I hate being Bi-Polar, it's awesome
Oct 20th, 2015 06:46 PM        

Hybrid string set. 10-38


FDP Data Goon

When I sin

I sin real good
Oct 21st, 2015 06:53 AM        

Did you adjust the pickup height?<br /> <br /> That'd be step one before I spent a dime chasing strings. <br /> <br />

Copyright 1999-2003 Fender Discussion Page, LLC. Visit the web site at http://www.fenderforum.com