View Full Version : Jazzmaster anyone?
06-14-2005, 07:10 PM
I had no intention of buying a new guitar anytime soon, but I was in a local music store today and stumbles across a Jazzmaster.
Damn is this a cool sounding guitar, and it plays great. It was cool because the store has a Route 66 in stock so I ws able to play it thru the same type of amp as I own.
I've been interested in these guitars for a while but was never able to spend much time with one until now.
Any of you own a Jazzmaster ever? Just curious.
06-14-2005, 07:29 PM
I have lusted after these for years - always been a big Television fan - but was never thrilled when I tried one in person. That being said it has been a few years since I have tried any of the re issues. Is this a 2005 model you tried? How was the neck and action on it, and the tones? Did you try clean or overdriven tones?
06-14-2005, 07:50 PM
I'm not sure what year it is.
The neck anction and tone were great. The bridge pickup seemed a little thin but still not bad.
I played clean and wwith some OD. Sounded great either way.
Old Tele man
06-14-2005, 08:36 PM
...I've own two of them over the years, a white 1965 (dot inlays) and a white 1966 (block inlays/bound neck). Great RHYTHM guitars...especially with flatwound strings!
06-14-2005, 10:21 PM
I want one just because I idolize Elvis Costello.
06-14-2005, 11:01 PM
My Chapin JBird (a Jazzmaster-style) is being delivered this week. Unfortunately, I'm 500 miles away until Friday night!!! DOHHH!!!
But I just can't wait! :)
06-15-2005, 06:22 AM
I have an AV Jazzmaster that I dig a whole bunch. It's worlds away from my usual guitars in both tone and the way i play it but it has a great sound all its own. Very full Fender type tone. Really bell like. Rings great and gets me thinking out of the box a lot. I've come up with quiote a few cool tunes just noodling around on it. It loves my Tone King Continental and an analog delay pedal in between. Kick in the slightest reverb and a little tremolo on the TK and sweet jesus, it sounds awesome.
Had a Jag and couldn't hang with the scale or PUs in it. For the the Jazzmaster ended up feeling extremely comfortable and natural to play. I dig em a lot. I'd love to wrap my mitts around an old one but the prices keep on climbling. :(
06-15-2005, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by eric102673
It's worlds away from my usual guitars in both tone and the way i play it but it has a great sound all its own. Very full Fender type tone. Really bell like. Rings great and gets me thinking out of the box a lot. Kick in the slightest reverb and a little tremolo on the TK and sweet jesus, it sounds awesome.
Pretty much the same way I feel about them. They have a sound and vibe all to themselves. I have a '58. The neck and both pickups together are my favorite settings into a BF Fender amp. Bridge only is kind of like a mellow P90, not strat or tele tone, but cool.
06-15-2005, 10:21 AM
I've always wanted to try a Jazzmaster. But the prices are high and going up. So, it's hard to justify the cash on an experiment. Are there any lower-priced options out there for a trial run? It seems like there are a million cheap strat and tele clones. Why no JMs?
06-15-2005, 01:41 PM
Haven't check the new ones, I have a '59 slab board, etc, that sounds fantastic, the frets are very worn but still plays great, tone is really something else...:dude
06-15-2005, 06:01 PM
Put the Jazzmaster on layaway today. Should have it in a week or so.
It looks exactly like this one.
06-15-2005, 07:41 PM
Here's my poor man's jazzmaster. ;)
06-15-2005, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Jon Silberman
Here's my poor man's jazzmaster. ;)
I was also playing a Rocco along with the Jazzmaster.
Here's my old Rev.
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