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 Post subject: Jazz on a Ric...
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:55 am 
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I need a new guitar to play some Jazz on, I want it to have that fat/sweet tone. I love Ric's and i would like quench my thirst for the Jazz tone with one of them...but which one?


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz on a Ric...
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:16 am 
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Why, a Jazzbo, of course.

But if you want one NOW, I have found some nice warm sounds on most V series Rics I've played or owned. Rics won't sound like exactly like a fatback D'Aquisto or Gibson L7 jazzbox, but the deep, clean sound does lend itself to 'grown-up' chords. Use the middle position for snap and sting, and the neck pickup alone for smoky leads and comping chords, rhythm stabs. While you might not consider him a jazz musician, Les Paul had a gorgeous tone in the 50s; Rics can nail some of that too.

Any 21 fret, toaster-equipped, full size, semi-hollow Ric should suffice. I can see the jazz purists fainting dead away when you open the silver case and brandish your Fireglo beauty.

I will say this - there is NO jazz to be found in my Telecaster or Danelectros. None.

Best of luck.

=noel=


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz on a Ric...
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:57 pm 
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Not sure just what a Jazz-Bo is hmm never seen one


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz on a Ric...
 Post Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:48 pm 
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Look through the gallery and old literature for a 390, that's a Jazzbo

There's actually a number of jazzers using 330s, 360s and 381s. But the elusive 390/Jazzbo and 330F/360F would be the ultimate.

Main problem is that the F series and 390s are unbelieveably rare and there's only been 2 Jazzbos ever made according to John Hall.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz on a Ric...
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:07 am 
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as I stated in a previous post, a late 50's 360F would be one hell of a blues/jazz guitar. See the one in the 50's guitar gallery . . . I've played a 60's 365F. It kinda had a ES335 sound. I would assume the 50's version would have even a fuller sound . . .


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