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vintage ones can be had relatively cheaply, though this isn't the reason why they are used for a number of styles.

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Just surprised to see it being used in ambient music so much.
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When it comes to pedals is there a true difference in sound between analog and digital or is this marketing to do things like charge nearly $700 for that Moog pedal I posted up thread?
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The Jazzmaster is the skinny jeans of the guitar world. That said, I like them (the Jazzmaster, not the skinny jeans).
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i believe the jazzmaster was intended to be the "flagship" guitar for Fender, but everybody was buying Strats and Teles instead. I bet you could find an all original pre-CBS Jazzmaster sunburst for around the $3K mark.
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No thoughts on tonal differences of pedals?
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i don't really use pedals, just one or two for overdrive. and my vintage WH-10 wah, but that thing is currently in need of repair.
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I plan to aim for this type of stuff so I'll need pedals.
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When it comes to pedals is there a true difference in sound between analog and digital or is this marketing to do things like charge nearly $700 for that Moog pedal I posted up thread?

I think that early on, there was noticeable tonal differences, but as digital amps and effects have developed they've become closer and closer. It's essentially now a "Made-in-America" or not -type argument. You can still get a very vintage and warm vibe from older analog stuff, but digital effects are swiftly catching up.

FWIW, one of my favorite pedals ever is the old Boss PH-2 phaser.
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I wouldn't buy a Jazzmaster or Jaguar. There are far too many other great guitars to buy instead at a better value and with better resale potential.
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No thoughts on tonal differences of pedals?

I recently switched from a digital multi-effects board to an analog stomp box board. I very much prefer the tone, although you're a little more limited in your versatility. For me it has been good because I've been forced to find my identity a bit, and I feel like even the cover songs we play have a little more of my personal stamp on them, rather than trying to replicate the original recording so closely.

The drummer in my band had never played with someone who was all tubes and analog, claims the sound is much, much warmer and sweeter.
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The drummer in my band had never played with someone who was all tubes and analog, claims the sound is much, much warmer and sweeter.

yeah, it's especially noticeable for clean. The first time I powered up the DSL401, my wife made a comment about how much warmer it sounds compared to my old amp (Vox valvetronix).
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yeah, it's especially noticeable for clean. The first time I powered up the DSL401, my wife made a comment about how much warmer it sounds compared to my old amp (Vox valvetronix).

He has pretty good ears, at least I hope so! He had another interesting observation last week. I got tired of hauling my Classic Reverb head/cab to the practice warehouse every week (do not want to leave it there), so I got my Vibrolux back from my dad to use in practice. I was shocked how punchy and warm the Vibrolux sounded. I have a really hard time hearing my Two Rock in the practice room because I'm forced to stand right in front of the amp. But the drummer said no way, the TR definitely has the edge on the tone!
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Thanks for the comments. When it comes time to upgrade my Vox V. I'll head probably grab that Marshall gomey has been selling me on. That's awhile away though. Have to sell myself on sticking with this for a year first.
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I got tired of hauling my Classic Reverb head/cab to the practice warehouse every week

yeah, that's the thing about tube amps. They're heavy as all hell. I had a heck of a time hauling the DSL from Queens, it's a really awkward 50 pounds. Once I got to Grand Central, I had to just cab it home.
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