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post #6316 of 6543
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I bought a 1965 Ampeg SB-12 (with the rare 7868 tubes). The idea behind this was it was originally designed to be a multi-instrument amp. It has a bass input and an "instrument" input. Now I can play bass through it while only needing one amp. It has a very interesting, lush tone that is super revealing. I love it.

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Love that amp! Im a bass player and have wanted that James Jamerson tone machine for a long time now...

 

I've never heard a guitar played through one, I could totally see how that would be great for jazz / earthy tone.

post #6317 of 6543
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I knew you would have something to say about this amp, Gus. smile.gif

I've mostly been playing clean tones through it with pictures Les Paul. I've been playing more and more jazz and I can totally see why it's loved by a lot of jazz players.

I bought an xavierre brand tele (by this company called guitar fetish) on Craigslist for 125 bucks and it plays better than any Mexican Fender I have ever handled. Check them out! very affordable:

 

http://www.guitarfetish.com/Xaviere-Electric-Guitars_c_116.html

post #6318 of 6543
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Originally Posted by joshmick View Post

Love that amp! Im a bass player and have wanted that James Jamerson tone machine for a long time now...

I've never heard a guitar played through one, I could totally see how that would be great for jazz / earthy tone.

Jamerson is awesome!
post #6319 of 6543
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pB, what type of bass did you land?
post #6320 of 6543
@patrickBOOTH If you want to have some great bass fun with that Ampeg, find a Danelectro or Jerry Jones Longhorn bass. There is something magical about the tone combination of this amp and bass. (and you can find them in some crazy color combos but I like the classic copper).






post #6321 of 6543

Not too much of a bass player these days, more of a collector of guitars and basses.  I own some oddballs.

 

Here's a few.  Tobias Basic 6 (pre-Gibson, pre 2044 s/n), and a few Gibson Tobias guitars.  Rumor says there were approx 250 of them made between 97-99.  But some of them that I've seen are reported to have different body and neck s/n's.  I have 4 of the ~250 at the moment.

 

 

post #6322 of 6543
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

pB, what type of bass did you land?

Nothing yet. I want to get a black jazz bass with block inlays. This limits what I can buy. Ideally I would like to find a 65' Jazz that has already been refinished and get it refinished in black nitro. This is also my most expensive option (other than an all original 65-69).
post #6323 of 6543
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Originally Posted by GusW View Post

@patrickBOOTH If you want to have some great bass fun with that Ampeg, find a Danelectro or Jerry Jones Longhorn bass. There is something magical about the tone combination of this amp and bass. (and you can find them in some crazy color combos but I like the classic copper).







A few years ago I saw this band play at the MOMA out in their garden. I was standing next to Jason Swartzman, which is irrelevant, but the girl on stage had a longhorn plugged into a Fender and it sounded pretty great. Not my favorite sound, but great nonetheless.

In generally a Fender Jazz bass into an Ampeg SVT Classic is the bass sound, IMO. Unfortunately I don't have the "appetite" for a 300 watt bass amp with an 8x10 cab. frown.gif
post #6324 of 6543
Playing chord changes is very hard. I have a hard enough time remembering fingerings in different positions, but in minor ii V i's having to change with chords and scales is a pain in the ass. Also, trying to mind 7,3 resolutions at the same time just seems impossible. It blows my mind that people can actually do it. As a mere hobbyist, I don't think I'd ever get to performance level for jazz. I'm lucky if I have 30 minutes daily to practice. I can compose really cool lines over chord changes, but I take time to do it and think about it, not on-the-fly.
post #6325 of 6543
Jazz is one of those genres I want to get into only for the technical abilities I know I'll have to learn. My musical theory knowledge is rudimentary at best and it seems like a good way to learn it.

I sold some random musical equipment recently and find my guitar gear budget suddenly flush with cash. Now I'm debating if I should splurge on a used ebony Les Paul Standard ($1300) or go a little cheaper on a SG Standard ($8-900). Both would be off craiglist so it's not possible to just choose the one that plays better as would be preferable.
post #6326 of 6543
Before buying an SG make sure you've played one in all positions (seated, standing with strap etc) because it's a bloody awfully designed guitar
post #6327 of 6543
I've noodled with them at guitar stores and I find them comfortable while seated. I have heard horror stories about their neck dive while standing but I imagine it could be fairly well counteracted by a suitably wide gripy strap.
post #6328 of 6543

certain LPs can be very uncomfortable as well, often super heavy if not given that swiss cheese treatment. not bad advice for any guitar, really.

post #6329 of 6543
My custom is non-Swiss cheesed and it weighs about 10.5 pounds. I find the design to work well seated and standing. I always play seated with the body in between my legs not off to the side. I feel the body of an LP works well for this position.
post #6330 of 6543
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I had to get it. It's from 2000 and plays like a dream.

It'll compliment my Olympic white Strat nicely.
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