Discussion in '"Vintage" Instruments' started by Hiwatt Bob, Nov 29, 2017.
That 76 Travis Bean TB1000S!!!!!
Wow. I guess you like Jazzmasters and SGs then.
What's the archtop between the Gretsch and the 175?
Mell signed my '60 Strat pickguard too....
Amateur question here: The switch on the upper bout determines which set of vol/tone controls are active, correct?
Let's say you have all the controls at 10 -- is there a tone difference when you change the switch from the lower (knob) controls to the upper (roller) controls?
it's a '77 Gibson Johnny Smith. Very similar to a Super 400--or at least in the Super 400, L5, Super V caliber of guitars.
The upper switch activates the "rhythm" circuit--which is essentially just the neck pickup, but with different caps and (I believe) pot values. if you A/B the the neck pu between the rhythm and lead (with all vols and tones at 10), the rhythm is still comparatively darker.
So the pickup selector has no effect when the upper switch is on?
EDIT: Well, I looked it up. Rhythm circuit overrides pup selector for only neck pup. And there are indeed two different pot values, according to Fender. https://www.fender.com/articles/tech-talk/demystifying-the-jazzmaster-controls
Thing of beauty, congrats.
One of the nicest sounds I’ve ever heard was playing a 59 JM like this through an original 59 Bassman. Liquid gold ;-)
Wow that Jazzmaster is gorgeous. I'm so jealous.
As you already have a few, how does this one differ from the other ones sound wise?
It's very similar to my other '59 in just about every way, other than it's much cleaner.
I'd say my '62 is my favorite in terms of pickup toanz and neck profile (thicker at the nut).
Any clips to be found?
Not of this particular one, but here's my other '59.
So much win!