What's The Best Jazz Amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by feloniuspunk, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. feloniuspunk

    feloniuspunk Member

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    To begin with I know it's a trick question. There is no such thing as a perfect jazz amp, only strong opinions towards or against certain brands. I'll submit that some brands probably come pretty close to being perfect, but good jazz tone is probably just as much a function of the players fingers and technicque as it is to what's inside the amp.
     
  2. AnthonyL

    AnthonyL Silver Supporting Member

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    Bruno Cowtipper series
     
  3. odourboy

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    Good question. If size and weight weren;t an issue, Fender Twin is probably still the winner.

    I am partial to the Fender Jazzmaster Ultralight. Tubey Twin tone in a 7.5 lb package (less cab of course). Bonus drive channel that sounds very respectable as well.
     
  4. fusionbear

    fusionbear Haxus Maximus Gold Supporting Member

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    Please don't laugh, but a Roadster or Roadking using Channel 2 in the fat mode with tube rectifiers sounds absolutely amazing with My jazz box. I sold my Roadster, so I've had to comprimise by using my MKIV which will do, but is no where near the same.....:jo
     
  5. sinner

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    Doesn't anyone use the Polytone anymore?
     
  6. JackButler

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    I was going to say Polytone!
     
  7. googoobaby

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    +1 for the Fender Jazzmaster Ultralight
     
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    Really.
     
  9. LSchefman

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    What's jazz?

    Can be lots of things to lots of people. So I'm gonna say...Marshall stack, dimed. ;)
     
  10. 1973Marshall

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    I am gonna say

    Fender Deluxe, Fender Twin, Mesa Mark series (when clean), and Polytone MiniBrute - from shows I have ATTENDED and personal experience - though I am not a great jazz player.
     
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    Cowtippers, Bassmans, Super/twin reverbs/HR devilles /deluxes. Depending on the guitar, the above are the best I have heard. For an electric, the Cowtippers are the best. With SOME archtops, (especially with big built in humbuckers) they can be almost too fat sounding. For those, I like the thinner sounding fenders.
     
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    if your doin straight ahead super clean pat metheny style, get an Acoustic Image Focus IIR. and a Raezerz edge cab. But i also play alot of jazz on my 100 watt two rock CRA. works perfect!
     
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    Dunnej Gold Supporting Member

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    George Benson is using Polytones right now, and a Twin is his backup. I've been gettin' some great jazzy tones with a P-90 and my Two Rock Custom Reverb
     
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    fender twin,bogner shiva
     
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    Charlie and Wes loved Polytones......NOT!:jo
     
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    I saw Joe Diorio play once where someone asked him what he was playing through. He looked at the amp, and answered "the amp du jour." I think that sums it up. (He sounded GREAT through an amp that was in the room at the time.)

    Get something that you like and sounds good to you.
     
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    I find myself getting into more old Wes, Kenny Burrell, Benson, ect along with all the jazzier SRV tunes with strat/surfers and the sweetest, cleanest sounding amp I have ever owned:

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    With it's tight power supply, the Opal also gets some good jazz tones. But I am really with Les...Superlead with greenbacks.
     
  19. gi doc

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    Probably Brunos and Allesandros for tube amps, and Evans for a solid state amp.
     
  20. JamesHealey

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    ooooh dear god, not the polytone it reminds me of music college..
     

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