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Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 2:49 am
by redchapterjubilee
Bassman. Tweed, black, silver, blonde, etc. I’ve also liked Mesa Marks with JM’s. Big clean Fender like bandmasters, supers, showman, twins. I like AC’s with JM’s when I’m just playing around but when I get that into a mix I wind up replacing it. Others make it sound great, like Marshalls. But it sounds wrong behind me. Too trebly, no low end.

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 4:01 am
by MrShake
I'm glad this is for "favorite", not "best".

Fender. For me, the Jazzmaster just has some kinda magic through a Fender amp with the styles I play.

My pedalboard loves going through a Marshall-type for mid-to-high gain, but at that point, the amp is a higher proportion of the sonic character than the guitar. Liked it through honky midrangey Southern rock amps, liked it through Mesas, and me and Mesas don't get along. Love it through JC120-style cleans, which have their own feel. Voxes sound great, though I only tried JM+AC15 for about a half hour years ago. Cleanish amps preferred at the end of my cable to be able to showcase the Jazzmaster tone.

Tubes preferred, vintage a plus, blah blah blah, but even solid state, if they've got a pretty solid clean channel. I've harped on about a '90s SS Deluxe 112 Plus I have that does a pretty good job at making the Jazzmaster sound different and special in "that" way. I added it to my live setup and it returned something I didn't quite realize had been missing.

But plug a Jazzmaster into a Fender for "clean-to-gritty" and jeeeeeez, it just clicks for me. Surf, twang, garage rock, shimmery shoegaze, country/rockabilly stuff, add some drive and you're in punk territory and beyond, without losing the balanced, kinda woody Jazzmaster tones until the fuzz knob completely takes over.

So, my super-clean Bassman Ten. Fender cleans, a little extra woompf, and a dash of added midrange. Sparkle and chime and a brute, to boot.

Not because it's the best. Because it's the one that's mine. So that's the one that's my favorite, because it makes a Jazzmaster sound like I want my Jazzmaster to sound.

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Mon May 02, 2022 1:02 pm
by BarnyardCoral
Tele295 wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 6:58 am
Just for fun, I took my Jazzmaster to our monthly gig at the tiki sushi restaurant Kahuna Tiki Tu in North Hollywood. Normally, I just use my steel and ukulele, but we just added some surf tunes like Endless Summer so why not? I had to run the JM through my steel rig, which is a Nocturne Mystery Brain and Mr Black Dlx Dlx+, into a SF Princeton. I really liked the sound of the JM into this amp. Perhaps it’s the 10” speaker.

So, for now, my fav amp for JM is the 1x10 Princeton.

Here’s a brief (and I mean brief) clip shot by the venue owner last night https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cc_8icFFJW ... MyMTA2M2Y=
Too brief, need more!!!

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Tue May 03, 2022 3:17 pm
by MC5tooge
Despite a couple of scratchy/sticky pots I'm really enjoying my Marshall Valvestate 8240 TBH. It's a proper "grunge era" amp that I picked up very cheaply late last year. One of the few amps out there with a stereo effects return and a proper spring reverb almost on par with my early JC120 and has an analog stereo chorus too.
I also have a 1964 AC30 but the Valvestate is the one I keep coming back to. Sometimes of course I fire up all 3 and run the effects back into the front of the JC and the Vox...

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Tue May 03, 2022 4:55 pm
by hulakatt
redchapterjubilee wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 2:49 am
Bassman. Tweed, black, silver, blonde, etc. I’ve also liked Mesa Marks with JM’s. Big clean Fender like bandmasters, supers, showman, twins. I like AC’s with JM’s when I’m just playing around but when I get that into a mix I wind up replacing it. Others make it sound great, like Marshalls. But it sounds wrong behind me. Too trebly, no low end.
Funny, I always found Bassman amps (esp the heads) to be basically Marshalls. I love my JM with my '66 Bassman and jtm45 equally.

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Wed May 04, 2022 12:58 am
by johnnysomersett
hulakatt wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 4:55 pm
redchapterjubilee wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 2:49 am
Bassman. Tweed, black, silver, blonde, etc. I’ve also liked Mesa Marks with JM’s. Big clean Fender like bandmasters, supers, showman, twins. I like AC’s with JM’s when I’m just playing around but when I get that into a mix I wind up replacing it. Others make it sound great, like Marshalls. But it sounds wrong behind me. Too trebly, no low end.
Funny, I always found Bassman amps (esp the heads) to be basically Marshalls. I love my JM with my '66 Bassman and jtm45 equally.
Well, I'd argue a Marshall is basically a Bassman...but that's just semantics. They definitely have a similar gain structure but I certainly prefer the scoop on the Fender and they're way less thin on the low end. Always room in my heart for a nice old plexi sound though, not gonna lie.

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Wed May 04, 2022 2:35 am
by redchapterjubilee
It’s the difference in the low end that messes me up. But I’ve made Marshalls work on back line. Roll the tone down on the JM and kill the presence and treble on the amp. I got an Origin 20 last year and I like it but it’s not a normal Marshall. It’s like my tweed Bassman with a high pass filter on it.

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Wed May 04, 2022 12:12 pm
by hulakatt
johnnysomersett wrote:
Wed May 04, 2022 12:58 am
hulakatt wrote:
Tue May 03, 2022 4:55 pm
redchapterjubilee wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 2:49 am
Bassman. Tweed, black, silver, blonde, etc. I’ve also liked Mesa Marks with JM’s. Big clean Fender like bandmasters, supers, showman, twins. I like AC’s with JM’s when I’m just playing around but when I get that into a mix I wind up replacing it. Others make it sound great, like Marshalls. But it sounds wrong behind me. Too trebly, no low end.
Funny, I always found Bassman amps (esp the heads) to be basically Marshalls. I love my JM with my '66 Bassman and jtm45 equally.
Well, I'd argue a Marshall is basically a Bassman...but that's just semantics. They definitely have a similar gain structure but I certainly prefer the scoop on the Fender and they're way less thin on the low end. Always room in my heart for a nice old plexi sound though, not gonna lie.
Yeah, the earliest Marshalls certainly came from some of the earlier Bassman but both builders took the circuits in pretty divergent directions but despite their wildly different circuits, they do still bring the same kinda rumble.

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Sun May 08, 2022 7:12 pm
by hexes
:wtf:
Tele295 wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 6:58 am
Just for fun, I took my Jazzmaster to our monthly gig at the tiki sushi restaurant Kahuna Tiki Tu in North Hollywood. Normally, I just use my steel and ukulele, but we just added some surf tunes like Endless Summer so why not? I had to run the JM through my steel rig, which is a Nocturne Mystery Brain and Mr Black Dlx Dlx+, into a SF Princeton. I really liked the sound of the JM into this amp. Perhaps it’s the 10” speaker.

So, for now, my fav amp for JM is the 1x10 Princeton.

Here’s a brief (and I mean brief) clip shot by the venue owner last night https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cc_8icFFJW ... MyMTA2M2Y=
i have been screaming princeton praise at everyone for years. my surf rig is a brown princeton clone with either a 1x10 cabinet; or 2x10 and 1x15 when I want to get obnoxious. 10” speaker is magic. i get sad when people demand a 12” in a princeton.

great sounds in the video!

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 7:09 am
by Tele295
hexes wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 7:12 pm
:wtf:
Tele295 wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 6:58 am
Just for fun, I took my Jazzmaster to our monthly gig at the tiki sushi restaurant Kahuna Tiki Tu in North Hollywood. Normally, I just use my steel and ukulele, but we just added some surf tunes like Endless Summer so why not? I had to run the JM through my steel rig, which is a Nocturne Mystery Brain and Mr Black Dlx Dlx+, into a SF Princeton. I really liked the sound of the JM into this amp. Perhaps it’s the 10” speaker.

So, for now, my fav amp for JM is the 1x10 Princeton.

Here’s a brief (and I mean brief) clip shot by the venue owner last night https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cc_8icFFJW ... MyMTA2M2Y=
i have been screaming princeton praise at everyone for years. my surf rig is a brown princeton clone with either a 1x10 cabinet; or 2x10 and 1x15 when I want to get obnoxious. 10” speaker is magic. i get sad when people demand a 12” in a princeton.

great sounds in the video!
Mahalo. Now I really want to hear the Princeton into a 4x10 8-ohm cabinet! I have an outdoor gig this weekend, hmmm….. 8)

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 9:40 am
by hexes
Tele295 wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 7:09 am
hexes wrote:
Sun May 08, 2022 7:12 pm
:wtf:
Tele295 wrote:
Sun May 01, 2022 6:58 am
Just for fun, I took my Jazzmaster to our monthly gig at the tiki sushi restaurant Kahuna Tiki Tu in North Hollywood. Normally, I just use my steel and ukulele, but we just added some surf tunes like Endless Summer so why not? I had to run the JM through my steel rig, which is a Nocturne Mystery Brain and Mr Black Dlx Dlx+, into a SF Princeton. I really liked the sound of the JM into this amp. Perhaps it’s the 10” speaker.

So, for now, my fav amp for JM is the 1x10 Princeton.

Here’s a brief (and I mean brief) clip shot by the venue owner last night https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cc_8icFFJW ... MyMTA2M2Y=
i have been screaming princeton praise at everyone for years. my surf rig is a brown princeton clone with either a 1x10 cabinet; or 2x10 and 1x15 when I want to get obnoxious. 10” speaker is magic. i get sad when people demand a 12” in a princeton.

great sounds in the video!
Mahalo. Now I really want to hear the Princeton into a 4x10 8-ohm cabinet! I have an outdoor gig this weekend, hmmm….. 8)
they still get squishy and do their thing up loud, but it’s nice to move a little more air with it. 4x10s are also magical.

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 8:28 am
by blacktiger
I think a lot of this comes down to personal preference. The ones I really like are Vox AC-whatevers (vintage AC10 and AC50, Korg AC30 are the ones I owned and liked a lot), Marshalls - JTM and JMP styles, and of course Fenders - I prefer brownface amps, but tweeds are no slouches either.

Re: Favorite amp for Jazzmaster

Posted: Fri May 13, 2022 10:17 am
by BarnyardCoral
blacktiger wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 8:28 am
I think a lot of this comes down to personal preference. The ones I really like are Vox AC-whatevers (vintage AC10 and AC50, Korg AC30 are the ones I owned and liked a lot), Marshalls - JTM and JMP styles, and of course Fenders - I prefer brownface amps, but tweeds are no slouches either.
Well, yes, by definition someone's favorite anything is a personal preference ;)