Great Jazzmaster tone (video link)

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Great Jazzmaster tone (video link)

Post by Soiouz » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:50 am

Most of you probably already know this video from Roy Lamham in the 1950's, but for me this was new, and I was amazed at the sound of this guitar.

It's probably a very early Jazzmaster with a black anodized guard...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHquQbWlzSM
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Post by Sauerkraut » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:05 pm

Soiouz wrote: Most of you probably already know this video from Roy Lamham in the 1950's, but for me this was new, and I was amazed at the sound of this guitar.

It's probably a very early Jazzmaster with a black anodized guard...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHquQbWlzSM
sound quality is abysmal so it sounds more like an organ or electric piano to me.

He's an extraordinary player though, never heard of him before  :-[, are there any better recordings floating around on the web somewhere?
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Re: Great Jazzmaster tone (video link)

Post by Soiouz » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:47 pm

Sauerkraut wrote:
sound quality is abysmal so it sounds more like an organ or electric piano to me.
Maybe because I listen to a lot of stuff from the 1950's and later that sound this way, I didn't think it was that bad, especially considering the age of the footage...


But he is an extraordinary player indeed!

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Post by Sauerkraut » Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:06 pm

Soiouz wrote:
Sauerkraut wrote:
sound quality is abysmal so it sounds more like an organ or electric piano to me.
Maybe because I listen to a lot of stuff from the 1950's and later that sound this way, I didn't think it was that bad, especially considering the age of the footage...


But he is an extraordinary player indeed!
maybe he really got his guitar to sound like that (fingers + tone on 1?)  but I think most of the higher frequencies of the recording are gone.
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Re: Great Jazzmaster tone (video link)

Post by StevenO » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:03 pm

Ah, such a nice sound and it seems to cut through pretty well.

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Re: Great Jazzmaster tone (video link)

Post by zhivago » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:10 pm

that was such a great video, thank you for the link :)

I love seeing things like that...in a way, I find this video so refreshing...it shows me that I have so much more to learn when it comes to playing the guitar

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Re: Great Jazzmaster tone (video link)

Post by fullerplast » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:20 pm

Very cool video!

Roy was one of my better students... just a joy to teach. Him and that Clapton kid, both.

Such nice boys and quick learners!

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Re: Great Jazzmaster tone (video link)

Post by IPLAYLOUD » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:17 pm

Is it me, or does Roy's Jazzmaster NOT have the second tone circuit??
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Re: Great Jazzmaster tone (video link)

Post by Maggieo » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:46 pm

IPLAYLOUD wrote: Is it me, or does Roy's Jazzmaster NOT have the second tone circuit??
It's definitely there.  Just hard to see with the high contrast TV lighting.
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