6. Jazz-Setup

Most contemporary jazz players cross over into areas of jazz-rock or jazz-funk fusion, as well as requiring the basic jazz sound – we’ll look at covering all these areas:

Guitar

Almost all mainstream jazz players favour large-bodied semi-acoustic guitars equipped with a humbucker at the neck (many of these are actually two-pickup guitars, but the bridge pickup is rarely used). The Gibson ES-175, played by everyone from Wes Montgomery to Pat Metheny is considered by most to be the industry standard for warm, full tone. A slightly different, but very responsive sound can be obtained from a semi-acoustic equipped with a ‘floating pickup’ mounted on the end of the fretboard, which is great for combining accuracy and speed with dynamics, in the manner of George Benson.

Amp

Jazz players have always gone somewhat against the grain by embracing transistor amps for their clean tone. A warm sound with plenty of low-mid and not too much treble is sought by most jazzers, and one company, Polytone, has dominated this field for years, producing compact and portable amps which offer plenty of power for most jazz situations.

Effects

Less is definitely more here – many players just plug in and go. The ‘straight’ jazz sound is really just the sound of a guitar and an amp, but some slightly embellished versions are popular, notably Pat Metheny’s trick of using two amps with slight delay for a stereo chorus effect. To the extent that jazz players cross over into other styles, the appropriate effects will be borrowed from those styles, though in general, jazz-rock players favour warm ‘crunch’ distortion rather than ‘screaming’ lead sounds, preserving the guitar’s tone and retaining scope for dynamics.

Yhteyshenkilösi

Parhaiten arvostellut tuotteet

  1. Harley Benton SC-550 Faded Tobacco Flame

    Harley Benton SC-550 Faded Tobacco Flame

    Varastossa
    269 €
  2. Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vintage Series

    Harley Benton SC-450Plus HB Vin­tage Series

    Varastossa
    179 €
  3. Harley Benton SC-550 Paradise Amber Flame

    Harley Benton SC-550 Para­dise Amber Flame

    Varastossa
    269 €
  4. Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Pro HB

    Epip­hone Les Paul Stan­dard Plus Pro HB

    Varastossa
    522 €
  5. Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vintage Series

    Harley Benton SC-450Plus LD Vin­tage Series

    Varastossa
    179 €
  6. Harley Benton SC-Custom VB

    Harley Benton SC-Custom VB

    Varastossa
    199 €
  7. Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro EB

    Epip­hone Les Paul Custom Pro EB

    Varastossa
    549 €
  8. Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Pro HCS

    Epip­hone Les Paul Stan­dard Plus Pro HCS

    Varastossa
    499 €
  9. Epiphone Les Paul Standard Ebony

    Epip­hone Les Paul Stan­dard Ebony

    Varastossa
    415 €
  10. Harley Benton SC-450Plus VB Vintage Series

    Harley Benton SC-450Plus VB Vin­tage Series

    Varastossa
    169 €
  11. Harley Benton SC-450 P90 GT Classic Series

    Harley Benton SC-450 P90 GT Classic Series

    Varastossa
    149 €
  12. Harley Benton SC-1000 VB Progressive Line

    Harley Benton SC-1000 VB Progres­sive Line

    Varastossa
    189 €
  13. Epiphone Les Paul Player Pack EB

    Epip­hone Les Paul Player Pack EB

    Varastossa
    219 €
  14. Harley Benton Electric Guitar Kit Single Cut

    Harley Benton Electric Guitar Kit Single Cut

    Saatavilla 4-5 viikon sisällä
    99 €
  15. Harley Benton SC-450Plus CB Vintage Series

    Harley Benton SC-450Plus CB Vin­tage Series

    Varastossa
    179 €

Suositut tuotemerkit

  • Framus
  • Suhr
  • Maybach
  • Guild
  • FGN
  • Charvel
  • Knaggs
  • Stromberg
  • PRS
  • Danelectro
  • Taylor
  • Reverend

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  3. Fishman Loudbox Mini with Bluetooth

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  4. Gibson Les Paul Tribute STB

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  5. Harley Benton ST-20 SB Standard Series

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  6. Harley Benton D-120CE BK

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  7. Gibson Les Paul Tribute SCS

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  8. Harley Benton Electric Guitar Kit DC Style

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  10. Tech 21 Fly Rig PL 1 Paul Landers Sign

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  12. Fender Vintera 50s Strat MN SFG

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    1 285 €
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  15. Harley Benton Fusion-II HH FR Roasted FNT

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