Tommy, thanks for the quick response – and that is exactly the question I am wondering about: How does it sound with a “normal”// generic tube amp. Maybe you could post your impressions once you get one? That would be great!
Hi Tommy, how did you like the Jr Barnyard Pedal by Tavo? Watched the videos and I am not sure if it is actually just a generic low gain pedal or actually sculpting the base tone in the direction of an eh185. I currently use a clark gainster, which is quite a nice low gain pedal, so I am not sure if I ‘need’ another pedal.
Did you try with a CC pickup? Did you like it?
Used to play Wegen Gipsy Picks (2mm), but recently rediscovered the Dunlop Jazz III (small, black and pointy).
Sounds cool. I have to admit that I am not too fond of overwound pickups, since they tend to loose some clarity, but I guess TK would
get it right. Would you describe the CARs as low output pickups?
I am still waiting on that Tele I commissioned over a year ago – my builder is waaaaay over his estimated delivery time (9 months more than estimated). Hope to be able to gather some hands on experience soon with the CC.
Such a nice guitar, congrats Dan!
How do you like the CAR pickup vs the CC ? What are the differences and which one do you prefer?
Regarding absorbing concepts – I very much recommended the “Swing to Bop” Book by Stan Ayeroff. It has many Charlie Christian solos transcribed, comes with two cds for all the solos (slow and fast) played by Ayeroff. He also (really) briefly analyzes the phrases (and some concepts) of what CC was doing, which has been really helpfull for me. I very much recommed it. One thing though: no tab! train your sight reading and your CC chops in one go. lol.
thanks for elaborating. I was already thinking about a tweed amp, to be honest. I just need something with a bit more headroom than a deluxe.
There are several european makers, I will ckeck them out for sure.
And I agree 100% that it is all in the hands, but gear is part of the fun, no? 😉
Speaking of chrstian-esque sounds, was modern amp would you recommend for that kind of tone? I know there are some (costly) eh185 clones out there (without the appropiatew field coil speaker ).I am looking for something a little more of the shelf. Any recs? Anybody tried the epiphone amp yet? Looks like a very different circuit, but maybe it sounds alright?!
Oh man, that guitar looks beau-ti-ful!
Nice sounds, too! Thanks for the clip.
Same for me as for Dan, I have a hard time with method (“How to play jazz”) books. I’d avise you to get a good teacher instead and work on material that moves YOU (and not your teacher). My teacher (who is a monster jazz/country/rock player) basicly told me to learn the pre-to bebop I have to
– learn arps and make the connections between them fluid.
– learn enclosures
– transcribe solos and learn them by heart. Now my teacher is a proponent of learning whole solo (probably to get some phrasing exercise), but I also know players who just lift certain ideas. And I can relate to that: A couple of months back I transcribed a Lee Konitz Solo from Billies Bounce (of the “very cool” album), the only thing I remember today is that awesome line he used going to the four chord…
But the transcription made me really appreciate Konitz, what a monster player, esp. his early work. His “sluggish” time feel and chromaticism… so good.
Damn, and a blond one too (double damn)! I still dream of a vintage p90 gibson hollowbody. Just played the VOS ES330 in a local shop, I thought it was soso at best.
Dan, could you post a video maybe? 😉
Ben Webster is the boss. Love his Soulville album!
cool and clean playing and sublime tone! Can’t wait for my CCII’d tele build. Is there much of a difference between the cc and a Standard neck pu?
If you are in the EU I can recommend old Echolette Junior. 17 Watts of PtP power, 12″ Speaker, just loud enough to play with a quiet drummer. lightweight and nice breakup tones. Can be had for as low as 300 Euros and looks like this: