#1
Few Little things,

Firstly, I'm new to this whole idea, but is it acceptable if one uses a Solid-Body for jazz? and i can i get a decent tone for jazz outta it?

Telecaster(Standard, MIM) and Vox AD50VT

Secondly, Can I Install thick jazz strings on it? I.e 11's or 12's?

Finally, Can someone give me a good starter track to learn?

P.S sorry if im in the wrong place. you can move the thread if im in the wrong sorry.
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#2
its perfectly fine to use a solid body for jazz. go to my profile and listen to "tune up". its a miles davis song, i play a solo in it and i use a strat on it. its usually a good idea to use your neck pickup, maybe even both pickups, and roll the tone knb down a little bit. you can get great jazz tones. that tele would be a great choice, and you can put any size strings you want on it. i use 11s on my mim strat, and will be putting 12s on it soon. also, that amp is a great amp for begginers-intermidiate players, lots of very usable models. you will be able to get good jazz tone from it.
#3
yh humbucker neck with tone rolled down volume on aroudn 4-5. Lots of bass
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#4
Throw some heavy flats (12 or 13s) on the tele, use the neck pickup, and tweak the tone and volume to taste - I'd start with the volume around 7, tone at 4-5. Set your amp as clean as it'll go. roll down the treble a bit on that too.

It's perfectly fine. You won't get the wood thunk wonder of a nice big box but you can still sound good.
#5
Can I use A Pick? and can someone name a track i should learn starting off, oh and could someone give me an idea of a decent Jazz EQ in the form, Gain, Mid, Treble, Bass. Any replies will be grateful!
Quote by MrCarrot
If you want to turn them into humbuckers, I recommend magic.

Although, I don't advise it.
#6
I know this may sound a daft idea but put 12's on it, then tune down half a step. Hendrix did this a lot and not only did it make bends easier, it made for a warmer tone as the strings are under less tension and are therefore less "twangy"
#7
On my jazz setup, I play on a custom strat with the neck pickup on full with Ernie Ball Super Slinkys (personally, I prefer them for bends; I can manipulate the tone enough to where the "twang" doesn't matter). Technique first, tone later.

Might also want to look into getting a Jazz III Ultex pick. That, along with my Red Bear Trading picks, are all I use for jazz.
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#8
Any Ideas for an EQ? and Is bending allowed in jazz? (stupid question) I would do that, but I love how 12's feel and sound in standard tuning.
Quote by MrCarrot
If you want to turn them into humbuckers, I recommend magic.

Although, I don't advise it.
#9
Bending is allowed. Why wouldn't it? :

I think for a jazzy tone, I have it on neck pickup and tone rolled off, kinda neutral EQ setting. Maybe some bass and mids thrown in too, but not much.
#10
Quote by Bill Robinson;380415
To be a traditional jazz guitarist, you must: (1) use a hollow-body "jazz" guitar with heavy gauge strings, which helps with the next one: (2) do not bend strings, but if you must, only by 1/2 step; (3) know how to play lots of chords (3) pick each note separately, or close to it: do not use a "legato" style (4) use a clean amp setting, no distortion or effects, maybe a little reverb, and (4) roll off the highs using your tone control, use the neck pickup, do not play brightly with treble.


According To Bill... I'm Not..

Edit: Actually scrap that, apparantly Bills a dick... So, I can bend and do what i feel is good?
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If you want to turn them into humbuckers, I recommend magic.

Although, I don't advise it.
Last edited by Tuxy at May 24, 2008,
#11
^Where did you find that?! >_>

And yeah, I'm pretty sure bending is good.
#12
Ted Greene did just fine on his Telecaster. Don't worry about the jazz police. Bend all you like, heck, do divebombs if you feel like it.
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#13
Thanks Very Much, I found that on a Jazz Guitar Site...
Quote by MrCarrot
If you want to turn them into humbuckers, I recommend magic.

Although, I don't advise it.