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barnpass



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:14 pm    Post subject: Hey there =) Reply with quote

I'm a middleager who's played guitar since my HS days, have always loved Jazz but felt intimidated to take the plunge, so basically I've played R&R, Blues, Bluegrass, really just about everything except Jazz.

I have quite a few jazz CD's, everything from Ella and Joe Pass to Miles, Wes, Barney, even Lou Armstrong - right now my arsenal consists of a Tele, Strat, 335 Dot, Martin D 18, and a K 1000 kentucky mandolin.

My goal this winter is to go through this book I've bought ( ' Jazz Guitar, Jeff Schroedl ) and get a jazz hollowbody.

I'm really strugling to either get a high quality guitar & due to no funds, trade/sell my Martin and maybe a guitar or two, or even my mandolin, or just go budget, say an Epi Joe Pass, or Regent. I have reall small hands so a smaller scale probably would be better. Please feel free to chime in and thanks for the vine.
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hanni



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi, and welcome to this nice place,

i think you get a nice guitar with a small fretboard, we girls mostly have those for our shorter hands Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello! Welcome!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome. Q: Does the Emporer Regent have a larger scale and the Joe Pass the smaller scale.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome...

telecasters RULE for jazz. (really. check out ted greene and ed bickert, and on a less talented level, me)

I know the emperor is the longer scale, not sure about the pass model. there's a lot of discussion here about the emp's-- do a search-- i like mine. if you can handle the strat and tele you can handle the "johnny smith scale"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Joe Pass has the shorter 24 Ύ” scale. Both the Regent and the Pass are good guitars, they sound different especially acoustically, the Pass has 2 pickups which gives more versatility - if that would be something you would need.
You might look at the Peerless guitars – Doc Dosco is the US importer- http://www.jazzguitarzone.com/ very nice instruments for the money. A number of the models have solid wood tops, some the back and sides as well and better grade pickups and pots. You would have many of the features of the higher quality guitars but for a reasonable amount of money – maybe wouldn't have to sell that D-18. I got a Jazz City model from Doc and it is a very nice guitar.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the info and tips....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mr. beaumont wrote:
welcome...

telecasters RULE for jazz. (really. check out ted greene and ed bickert, and on a less talented level, me)

I know the emperor is the longer scale, not sure about the pass model. there's a lot of discussion here about the emp's-- do a search-- i like mine. if you can handle the strat and tele you can handle the "johnny smith scale"


I do love my Tele, it's just those long stretches on some of those beautiful Jazz chords that might give me problems + I wouldn't sell/trade my tele, just the Martin, Strat $ the Dot. Joe Pass actually played a Tele for a short spell, it was blonde like mine.
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