#1
I have my schecter for my dirtier, metal-y, distorted stuff, now I was looking for something with better cleans. I'm going to be playing in jazz band for school, and it'd probably take the place of my acoustic. Staying in standard, playing the more chordy songs. ANy suggestions? Amp in sig. Budget, $500.
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#2
Well, I had a Traynor DG15, and I really don't think you're gonna get a good clean tone out of it without some sort of, like, acoustic simulator pedal or something(if they even make those, haha), judging from my experience with the amp. BUT my opinion aside, Seymour Duncan '59s are supposed to be great for cleans in the neck position, so anything with one of those should do.
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#3
Fender Mexican Strat if you're looking for cheap.
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#7
idk my Washburn gets nice cleans out of it with the neck pickup it doesnt entirely bass your ears out annd the highs are at least hearable but i would go with the PRS as a choice also theyre notoriously good for beautiful cleans especially if youre gonna be playing jazz
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#8
A gretsch electromatic hollowbody would be a pretty good guitar
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#10
i'd say go fender. either a telcaster or stratocaster, though i'd imagine the strat to be more versatile if you wan't to branch out a bit with it. but they both have amazing cleans.
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#11
some form of PRS would be my preference.
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#12
Don't need a new guitar. My friend played in Jazz band with a 7 string w/ EMGs and a metal amp of some sort (idr the exact kind). He sounded just fine.
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#15
A Strat or a Tele.
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Seriously... Only one of the greatest masters of Jazz ever invented the Les Paul!!!!


Maybe because its worth $10,000+ and he doesn't want to play it out, at least thats what i think the reason is.

I would say you can't really go wrong with a strat off some sort. Look at the MIM Fenders or some G&L Tributes
#17
Get a semi-hollow. Ibanez as73.

Or a Epiphone les paul standard. The AS73 does Jazz better but the Les Paul is more versatile.
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#18
PRS guitars, Teles, Strats, Les Pauls, SG's are all pretty good guitars for clean :P
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#19
I'd say hollowbody.
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#20
Your Schecter should be fine. Maybe invest in a new amp that's good for cleans like a JC-120.
#21
like others suggested your les paul custom should work extremely well. i take it its the orginal 1961 because that would be like god for jazz isnt it?
#22
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like others suggested your les paul custom should work extremely well. i take it its the orginal 1961 because that would be like god for jazz isnt it?


yeah but it probably not a good idea to take an ORIGINAL 1961 Les paul custom to school, dont u think?
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yeah but it probably not a good idea to take an ORIGINAL 1961 Les paul custom to school, dont u think?


Yeah that's not a good idea. Kids that "think they can play" will be touching it, asking to play it and will probably try to take it from you to play it. Which would then ensue a rage and you possibly hurting some one.


But my Suggestions : A Telecaster or a Thinline Telecaster.
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Yeah that's not a good idea. Kids that "think they can play" will be touching it, asking to play it and will probably try to take it from you to play it. Which would then ensue a rage and you possibly hurting some one.


But my Suggestions : A Telecaster or a Thinline Telecaster.

why own it if your not gonna play it out, seems like an awful waste of a bedroom guitar, just get a locking case and whenever your done just lock it up and dont tell ANYONE how much it is worth. say you got it for like 50 bucks on ebay if they ask
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I mean this one time I was jacking it pertty hard and was making noises and what not

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