Satan's Pilgrims are awesome! You HAVE to get the album "Soul Pilgrim"
They used Jaguars, JM's, and Fender outboard reverb units. You can hear them kick the reverb tanks all over their albums.
Strats don't sound like Jazzmasters.The sharp attack,short sustain,natural vibratoey wobblyness and overtones/whatever is totally different.Just isn't there in a strat.
Some random Jazzmaster tones.http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3gPuJI56B1Q&mode=related&search=
I love this:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=cHpBOhwXMak&feature=related
Thank-you very much....that's a tone I have heard a million times and always assumed it was a Strat somehow. Jeez...just when I thought I was content you know??
Are these the ultimate surf guitar? I recently discovered a band called Satan's Pilgrims...downloaded some tunes to my IPOD. It seems as though they are getting tones that I cannot get from a Strat.
scott are you using a reverb unit? that is the biggest part of the surf sound. Iplay surf with a reverend charger or a strat, you don't need a jag or jazzmaster.
JMs are far more than just surf guitars. They put out some of the best jazz and blues tones you'll find in any solid body guitar. The pickups are in the P-90 camp, and fat as can be. Waaaay more versatile than many believe.
I did an entire Latin Surf album in the mid 90's. It was surf inspired instrumentals with latin percussion and trad drumming. I used JM's..... Jags and Strats along with acoustic guitars. They all sound good for surf. At the time I used flat wounds that started with 13's. I used a reverb tank and a HR deluxe with the satellite effects speaker. The reverb tank was a re-issue. To me, they have a certain sprong that cannot be recreated with on board reverb.Originals are even more realistic but I did not want to spend the $$$$$$$$$for a vintage one. I had a ball and it took about a year in my home studio. We did some spy , spaghetti western stuff and hot rod too!!!!!!! If you want to try one look into the "Crafted in Japan" models. Some guys change up the electronics and PU's but they sound pretty good stock. I put some Duncan's in mine but the original PU's were good too. The build quality on the JM I have is terrific. The Jaguar is "Made In Japan" and it sounds good too but it is not built as well as the CIJ. I also had a vintage 62 Jag that was one a very early one. That guitar had a stellar sound but the others compared favorably.