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Help me with this jazz tone!

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Hey guys!

 

I have my pod running through my amps fx loop, and I love it!

 

Can anybody help me get this jazz tone: 

 

What distortion and reverb combo would help me pull off this slightly crunchy tone. Also, am I forgetting

about a compressor or something else in there?

 

AAAAANNNDD (sorry lol), can you guys recommend a good eq dial for this tone (My guess is cut bass and mids). 

 

 

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It's as much to do with the guitar choice as the distortion/reverb/amp.

You have provided no info on what guitar/amp you use.

I would say there is no "distortion" pedal used, though there could be a boost pedal in front of the amp, and most likely the reverb is added at the mixing stage of this recording, so I would add in reverb "to taste" in the fx loop.

If you were to choose an amp in the HD to give amp tone, the Jazz Rivet (if you have the vintage model pack) would be good, or if not, the Gibtone with the drive down low. I also like the Tweed B-man for just slightly pushed Jazzy/bluesy tones. You'll just have to pick the neck pickup of whatever guitar you have, and dial in amp eq from there. I use a variax through the HD500, and I find different amp models respond differently to different guitar models - eg, I really like the Fender type amps for lighter crunch sounds using the Les Paul model, but not with many other guitar models.

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It's as much to do with the guitar choice as the distortion/reverb/amp.

You have provided no info on what guitar/amp you use.

I would say there is no "distortion" pedal used, though there could be a boost pedal in front of the amp, and most likely the reverb is added at the mixing stage of this recording, so I would add in reverb "to taste" in the fx loop.

If you were to choose an amp in the HD to give amp tone, the Jazz Rivet (if you have the vintage model pack) would be good, or if not, the Gibtone with the drive down low. I also like the Tweed B-man for just slightly pushed Jazzy/bluesy tones. You'll just have to pick the neck pickup of whatever guitar you have, and dial in amp eq from there. I use a variax through the HD500, and I find different amp models respond differently to different guitar models - eg, I really like the Fender type amps for lighter crunch sounds using the Les Paul model, but not with many other guitar models.

 

 

don't cut the mids for traditional jazz tones..

 

you could eventually use the tube screamer as a booster (drive at zero) to push a little more the front end of your amp (ie not placed into the amp fx loop, unless you use the 4CM), ie to stay on the edge between the clean and slightly dirt sound, and also to affect the amp tone response, since it cuts already part of the bass and imparts a particular mid tone response on the guitar signal..

 

adding an analog delay-with-modulation (mod only on the repeats) all in one FX in your fx loop could be a nice idea..

 

(if you were to use amp models, the normal channel of a deluxe (or twin) should do very nicely, choosing the right mic, and setting the presence and resonance at zero

 

and here a general purpose reference article for jazz guitar tones:

Jazz Guitar Setup and Gear

 

Thanks for your replies guys, Ill take your advice. Currently I am using a Godin b5 full hollow with a blackstar Id series head with a marshal cab. I love the amp but its definitley not for the style I have grown into (will be trading soon). I can sound jazz as hell even with a lollipop amp because of the godin neck pickup, but yea. If this info helps then shoot some ideas!!! 

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