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Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Vinsanitizer, Mar 11, 2016.
Looks like Panama City threw up on it.
More like Daytona Beach, dude.
Oh spring break...
Yeah, we bought all that stuff after we got married 20 yrs. ago. Some of it's in our 3-season deck, other pcs. are in the basement. I think maybe some people here think it's our main furniture 'cause I'm always taking pics from the deck and my music room.
Nice SV. Reeeal nice.
OK, OK, I GET THAT THE COUCH IS FUGLY! IT'S 20 YEARS OLD. IT'S NOT OUR MAIN FURNITURE. Sheesh!
Oh - and all future pics are now going to be taken in front of it, so THERE.
Is that the fur of the Yeti on your couch. I need to know.
1980 called, they want their couch back.....
Dude, what's up with that couch?
Geez Vinny, that couch.
How about a quick reminder of what all the switches do? I know this has been explained before (alt freak was explaining it once a few years ago), but I forget.
One bypasses the tone circuit, and one hopefully causes Vin's couch to spontaneously combust.
I like that couch
Vin, did the guitar come with the couch?........................................Just kidding Vin! Nice J Master!
How does the vintage couch compare to a modern one?
Ok, so basically it goes like this:
There are two sets of controls: 1) the white switch control set which acts like a typical Gibson-style pickup selector switch, and 2) a second set of dials consisting of volume and tone controls.
You switch between the two control sets via the 2-way black switch adjacent to the 19th fret.
When you activate the dial control set, it switches to a sound similar to using only the neck pickup, but it's a bit deeper sounding. It's slightly different than using just the neck pickup in the Gibson-style control set, apparently due to some added circuitry (could just be a cap for all I know). It's definitely a more "Jazz" type of tone.
As I understand it, the purpose was to allow Jazz players to use mainly the dial control set for clean Jazz tones with dedicated volume & tone controls, and then be able to switch over to the Gibson-style controls for your choice of a predetermined lead tone, also with its own dedicated volume & tone controls. I think the idea was to allow Jazz players the ability to control everything right from the guitar.
For a "Jazz" guitar, I'm a little baffled by the whammy bar, as that isn't typically a Jazz guitar feature. Seems like it should have been called the "Surfmaster", but it realy suits pretty much any stle. I don't know if the Jazzmaster was designed to facilitate Surf, or if it was responsible for creating Surf, but it's definitely Jazzy and it's definitely Surfy. But plugging into a Marshall and ripping on the bridge pickup sounds like a humbucker guitar, but with more noise. It sounds great into a moderate-gain amp, though a little noisier than my Strat and Tele.
Hopefully all of this made sense.
Here's a YouTube demo showing how versatile these guitars are:
Barely, but I think it needs breaking in. Those don't work the same as the ones on a Strat.
1996 would be the earliest.