Some great jazzmaster sounds

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Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by musicmatty » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:35 am

https://youtu.be/L0O3oLiPoWA

I would have to assume there some aftermarket bridgework going on to avoid any strings popping out of the saddles for some of the aggressive picking he doing… Especially at 2:15 into the song where he starts playing high up the neck.

Take notice to the strange design on the back of the guitar at around 3:15 into this clip as he is handing it off to one of the stagehands for guitar swap.
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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by thisisnickpaige » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:12 am

That was actually really killer. Gotta love that Nokie Edwards style. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Post by solfege » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:29 am

Thanks for this. Great playing on both songs, really.

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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by gringopig » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:34 pm

Very enjoyable! Thank you.

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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by timtam » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:20 pm

Stop Press: OOPS ... looks like I got that one totally wrong !!! Apologies. RIP Nokie.
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Pity JB disses the JM around 2:28 .. the 'no key'-caster as he calls it. That just sat forever on his wall. For a guy who really knows guitars I'd expect some recognition that you can make them work. I guess it's not a 58 LP. ;)
https://youtu.be/L0O3oLiPoWA?t=208
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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by gringopig » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:11 pm

He's paying tribute to Nokie Edwards who had recently died and was a member of The Ventures who were stars of surf music.

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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by andy_tchp » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:41 am

I didn't see any 'aggressive' picking, and that looks to be all stock. You can hit the strings much harder than that and not have issues with the standard bridge IME.

timtam: I don't think that's actually his guitar - He owns a '66 Jazzmaster in Seafoam Green w/ matching headstock though.
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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:03 am

I heard Jazzmaster sounds but wasn't blown away by the sound of that guitar in the video. Sorry, but that was my first thought :( (could also be the quality of the recording etc.)
andy_tchp wrote:
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I didn't see any 'aggressive' picking, and that looks to be all stock. You can hit the strings much harder than that and not have issues with the standard bridge IME.
↑ this! 99% sure that it's the stock bridge which is not causing as many issues as people think :freako:

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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:08 am

andy_tchp wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:41 am
timtam: I don't think that's actually his guitar - He owns a '66 Jazzmaster in Seafoam Green w/ matching headstock though.
A quick instagram search solved the mystery:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWlzEBuH0xe ... ebonamassa
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWn3OUCHY7Z ... ebonamassa

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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by musicmatty » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:15 am

At 1:55 into this video clips… Oops

https://youtu.be/txAOhxS893c

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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by 86runner » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:47 am

PJazzmaster wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:03 am
I heard Jazzmaster sounds but wasn't blown away by the sound of that guitar in the video. Sorry, but that was my first thought :( (could also be the quality of the recording etc.)
andy_tchp wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:41 am
I didn't see any 'aggressive' picking, and that looks to be all stock. You can hit the strings much harder than that and not have issues with the standard bridge IME.
↑ this! 99% sure that it's the stock bridge which is not causing as many issues as people think :freako:
I didn't particularly enjoy that clip either. May be my earbuds. Sounded very thin to me.

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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by spiffy chap » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:08 pm

Seems like it was filmed on a phone and not properly mixed.

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Re: Some great jazzmaster sounds

Post by offsets4life » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:04 pm

Stock bridges have never been a problem for my guitars. 63 JM & late 64 Jag
Even with heavy picks and usually ham-fisted chunking, never had a string pop completely off a saddle.

10-52 strings may be a factor?

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