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Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Vinsanitizer, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. SonVolt

    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Looks like Panama City threw up on it.
     
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    More like Daytona Beach, dude.

    Oh spring break...
     
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  3. Vinsanitizer

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    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. :D
     
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    Nice SV. Reeeal nice. :D
     
  5. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ----------------------------- Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    OK, OK, I GET THAT THE COUCH IS FUGLY! IT'S 20 YEARS OLD. IT'S NOT OUR MAIN FURNITURE. Sheesh! :D
    Oh - and all future pics are now going to be taken in front of it, so THERE.
     
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    Is that the fur of the Yeti on your couch. I need to know.
     
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    1980 called, they want their couch back..... jumpeveryone.gif
     
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    Dude, what's up with that couch?
     
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    Geez Vinny, that couch.
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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.
     
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    One bypasses the tone circuit, and one hopefully causes Vin's couch to spontaneously combust.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I like that couch
     
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  14. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    Vin, did the guitar come with the couch?........................................Just kidding Vin! Nice J Master!
     
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    How does the vintage couch compare to a modern one?
     
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    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:

     
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    Barely, but I think it needs breaking in. Those don't work the same as the ones on a Strat.
     
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    1996 would be the earliest.
     

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