#1
I have an...embarassing amp. You know what it is if you have been here longer than 2 minutes. I'm not buying a new amp. Okay? I have a Kramer with only a bridge pickup. Now, I want to get a good jazz tone. My guitar is a little too trebely with the treble scooped the whole way. EVEN when my Bass and Mid is ALL the way up, I still get too much treble. So, what is it? It's not the amp. So far, I've been playing for 2 years, and I've gone from acoustic to ukulele to Hendrix to AIC and I haven't had ANY problems with getting sounds out of the amp. I think I might need a neck pickup. So, I have enough to maybe buy a Dot Studio or a hollowbody/jazzy guitar around 200. If that's the problem I'd have no problem getting a new guitar.
#2
turn down the tone knob on your guitar (if it has one)
and dont boost the bass and mids, just cut some treble.
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Boss BF-2 Flanger
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#3
bridge pup only+spider3 or marshall MG+no mids or lows...you have a metal guitar either buy an eq new amp or guitar...
even a squier would do better...
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#4
you need something with a neck pickup, then roll off the tone. The epiphone dot studio's a great guitar. Slap some 11's or flatwounds on it, switch to the neck, and roll off the tone. Works like a charm.
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#5
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bridge pup only+spider3 or marshall MG+no mids or lows...you have a metal guitar either buy an eq new amp or guitar...
even a squier would do better...

a "metal" guitar doesnt exist, unless its got uber hot pups, or actives.
theres a reason PRS are play both in metal and for jazz.
and fenders for that matter too. I've played plenty of 'metal' guitars that work just as good for 'metal' as blues.
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2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#6
manmaster, that's what i figured i would do. Get a studio and put some flatwounds on it. my amp is capable of giving me the sound, i just need a neck pickup.
#7
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a "metal" guitar doesnt exist, unless its got uber hot pups, or actives.
theres a reason PRS are play both in metal and for jazz.
and fenders for that matter too. I've played plenty of 'metal' guitars that work just as good for 'metal' as blues.

this kramer has a seymour duncan george lynch screamin' demon, so its definitely a "metal" guitar
#8
Quote by kool98769
a "metal" guitar doesnt exist, unless its got uber hot pups, or actives.
theres a reason PRS are play both in metal and for jazz.
and fenders for that matter too. I've played plenty of 'metal' guitars that work just as good for 'metal' as blues.


Metal guitars do exist, they are just B.C. Rich and the Xiphos and that Dean that looks like a lobster claw(Mach III?). And I believe the only one you can't possibly use for jazz(idk about the Dean) is the B.C. Rich with its ****ty tone... last time I heard a Warlock play I wanted to vomit
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#9
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Metal guitars do exist, they are just B.C. Rich and the Xiphos and that Dean that looks like a lobster claw(Mach III?). And I believe the only one you can't possibly use for jazz(idk about the Dean) is the B.C. Rich with its ****ty tone... last time I heard a Warlock play I wanted to vomit

well, right. I was disregarding the retarded guitar shapes.
like razorbacks, and almost anythign BC rich makes.
All those guitars with 6 tons of abalone too.
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#10
Cool! A bunch of BC Rich haters show up to display ignorance! I play a bunch of Steely Dan covers, and find it completely within the realm of capability of my many BC Riches. Larry Carlton, Skunk Baxter, Dean Parks, and Walter Becker all have tones that I can approximate. Their ability as jazz improvisors is something that I need to work on.
If you have only one pickup ( a bridge, specifically) and a (self-described) poor-quality amp, I'm not sure that any amount of knob-twisting will lead to sonic nirvana.
Better gear is more fun to play through, too!
#11
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Cool! A bunch of BC Rich haters show up to display ignorance! I play a bunch of Steely Dan covers, and find it completely within the realm of capability of my many BC Riches. Larry Carlton, Skunk Baxter, Dean Parks, and Walter Becker all have tones that I can approximate. Their ability as jazz improvisors is something that I need to work on.
If you have only one pickup ( a bridge, specifically) and a (self-described) poor-quality amp, I'm not sure that any amount of knob-twisting will lead to sonic nirvana.
Better gear is more fun to play through, too!

I'm going to have to blame the crappy amp on BC rich.
If you own a BC rich.....


Just kidding. I just hate the warlock shape.
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#12
First: to get that round jazzy tone, you need a neck pup. A Jazzmaster or Strat works (I personally like the single coil sound in jazz) squier has the cheap. A neck Hbucker in a hollow body is the most popular set up though, and Ibanez has some awesome jazz boxes.

Also, roll the tone way down. And don't kill the treble all the way if you can help it, because then you'll have a muddy tone, especially in a spiderIII(I know because I have one).

And use your fingers instead of a pick. That helps surprisingly much
#13
I can take a bit of ribbing as to my choice of the Warlock shape. I just love these things! (I don't have any of the really cheap ones, though).I also love Biches and Mockingbirds.
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#14
give your guitar to me, then Ill tell you the secret.

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#15
turn presence down, trebel around middle, bass up, and turn the tone knob down on your guitar (if there is one).
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