#1
hi guys
thanks for entering my thread

i'm a new guitarist,i ve been playing for about 2-3 years now

i just bought a new squier stratocaster,it sound pretty nice
but i wonder how could i make it sound more jazzy(like george benson's )
i mean to make it sound deeper and heavier

strings?pickups?tone knobs?amplifier?
what should i do with them?

i'm a newbie in electric guitars so please understand if the question is stupid or it's impossible to do..

thanks
#2
i'd use middle pickup with low tone, also fat string would help, i use 11s. that won't do the sound but it'll be closer
#3
Quote by plabon
i'd use middle pickup with low tone, also fat string would help, i use 11s. that won't do the sound but it'll be closer


yep,tried the pickup and tone
but not yet with the strings..
thanks a lot man..
#4
Single coils will get you nowhere near Benson, Ideally you'd want a semi hollow electric guitar if you could. but since you've got the strat you could try replacing the pickups with some humbuckers. Playing with the neck pickup , with the tone completely on (not bassy, for rhythm and comping) and then tone rolled off for solos/twiddles and what have you

Heavy strings that are flatwound also.
#5
thicker flatwound strings agreed.

also, make sure your neck pick up isn't right up on the strings. lower it "by ear" testing it as you go.
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#6
Quote by professorlamp
Single coils will get you nowhere near Benson, Ideally you'd want a semi hollow electric guitar if you could. but since you've got the strat you could try replacing the pickups with some humbuckers. Playing with the neck pickup , with the tone completely on (not bassy, for rhythm and comping) and then tone rolled off for solos/twiddles and what have you

Heavy strings that are flatwound also.


yea,i would love to get a semi hollow,but it wont happen until like this december,so gotta stick with my strat..thanks for the advice,appreciated it.
#7
Quote by gregs1020
thicker flatwound strings agreed.

also, make sure your neck pick up isn't right up on the strings. lower it "by ear" testing it as you go.


yea i think im gonna get those strings,first thing tmorow morning.lol
#8
I like the neck/mid pickups with the middle tone knob rolled off quite a bit. Knobs on the amp then get adjusted to taste.

Not the best jazz tone, but it's a passable enough imitation for me.
#9
Quote by Sir Anonymous
I like the neck/mid pickups with the middle tone knob rolled off quite a bit. Knobs on the amp then get adjusted to taste.

Not the best jazz tone, but it's a passable enough imitation for me.


i couldnt agree more
#11
I usually use the neck or neck/mid position with the tone controls wide open. The tone control my amp is set at about 2-3 so that rolls off a lot of the treble. Neck position with the guitar's tone control turned down a bit sounds pretty 'jazzy' but can get a bit muddy. Neck/mid sounds the best IMO, has a nice 'boom'. You can adjust the tone controls on your guitar to taste