Tom Verlaine mid 80's black Jazzmaster

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Re: Tom Verlaine mid 80's black Jazzmaster

Post by whitewatersky » Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:38 am

Sound in this video is so good

https://youtu.be/4Cft9YEWsC8

Bass is amazing. Jeez

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Re: Tom Verlaine mid 80's black Jazzmaster

Post by mcatano » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:30 am

bogmummy wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:34 pm
It kind of looks like the pickup covers are absent?
They're just painted black - you can see the black chipping off and the white underneath in a couple of close ups.

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Re: Tom Verlaine mid 80's black Jazzmaster

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:47 am

whitewatersky wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:38 am
Sound in this video is so good

https://youtu.be/4Cft9YEWsC8

Bass is amazing. Jeez
Sounds like flatwounds.

Yeah, once again Fred is holding it down here.

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Re: Tom Verlaine mid 80's black Jazzmaster

Post by Maggieo » Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:06 pm

whitewatersky wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:38 am
Sound in this video is so good

https://youtu.be/4Cft9YEWsC8

Bass is amazing. Jeez
God that's killer.
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Re: Tom Verlaine mid 80's black Jazzmaster

Post by Paco » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:53 pm

whitewatersky wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:38 am
Sound in this video is so good

https://youtu.be/4Cft9YEWsC8

Bass is amazing. Jeez
Fred is always on point. Classy and tight. Verlaine's lipstick strat is making an appearance too, I just love that guitar. :?

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Re: Tom Verlaine mid 80's black Jazzmaster

Post by AMILCAR » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:46 am

oh man .. that footage is my fav live music document of all times ..just incredible !!! i weared out that bootleg VHS when i was a kid ...
the black pickups on Toms Jazzmaster are painted ... i always wondered what his pedals were at the time ... some crude echo , and boost into ths silverface twin (?) ... the solo in "Swim" is simply his best ,and i got lots of bootleg of his solo tours ... the improvisational aspect are remarkable , he sings and plays whatever came to his mind ,and the band follows him everywhere ,such a tigth group ... as everyone stated above ,Fred bass sound and palying ... wow ..
Jimmy was endorsed by Roland then ,hence the Jazz Chorus and the Ibanez synth guitar ... yet somehow ,he had them sounding like a strat and a Bassman ...
Verlaine used that JM live a lot until 1992 ,along with a sunburst preCBS one , i believe in the 1982 tour he used a white one... he had some Jags too ,a white one ,a black one , and a sunburst one with lipsticks and a stop tailpiece ...
i m watching it again today !

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Re: Tom Verlaine mid 80's black Jazzmaster

Post by AMILCAR » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:49 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:47 am
whitewatersky wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:38 am
Sound in this video is so good

https://youtu.be/4Cft9YEWsC8

Bass is amazing. Jeez
Sounds like flatwounds.

Yeah, once again Fred is holding it down here.
thats his original Ampeg bass used on M Moon

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