PRS Custom 24 for Jazz!

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  1. HNSFury

    HNSFury PEACE

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    I run my 2017 CU 24 (with 85/15) through Logic and positive grid (Bias amp2 and FX).

    I would have never expected that a 24 fret with 25" scale would be good for smooth jazz/Fusion. It seems that the clarity of the neck pickup (due to its placement closer to the bridge) + the attack of the 85/15s can be tweaked to come close to the sound of an archtop.

    Any similar experiences here?
     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I’ve rolled the high end off my CU24’s neck pickup and experienced a very jazz-like tone.
     
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  3. Huggy B

    Huggy B Whiizzz

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    Definitely can be done to great effect.

    "close" but no cigar.

    Just think how it would sound if you got an arch top or hollow.
     
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  4. HNSFury

    HNSFury PEACE

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    Sure, nothing beats an archtop or hollow or even a semi hollow for jazz.
     
  5. Mozzi

    Mozzi https://imgur.com/user/BAMozzy

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    I think a Custom 24 can do 'Jazz' - as well as any other genre too. The pick-ups are very articulate and I think you could easily use it to play Jazz if you wanted. I don't know that it would provide the same tones as a classic archtop though as they have that hollowbody resonance underneath but that's perhaps best for classic jazz. The Custom 24 shouldn't have any issue with Smooth Jazz/Fusion though and is often demonstrated with the clean, more Jazz tones rather than 'Rock' - maybe because of the price of these...
     
  6. Huggy B

    Huggy B Whiizzz

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    Ya kno, PRS makes all three ......... just sayin'. ;)
     
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  7. ieso

    ieso New Member

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    Listen to the Danny Gatton album New York Stories. He's playing jazz on a Tele. As far as fusion goes, there's hardly guitar you couldn't use for that genre. A CU24 can be used for anything in my opinion -- very versatile instrument.
     
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  8. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    i’d rather hear good jazz on a tele than bad jazz on a d’aquisto. it’s all/mostly in the fingers, and it doesn’t all have to be so trad.
     
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  9. JJJ

    JJJ asleep

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    you can play jazz on anything really.

    A good humbucker achieves a nice warm jazz tone if you roll the tone down a quarter or so. Anything with PAFs can do it great. There is undeniably a character that a hollow or semi hollow body does to the bottom end that a solid body can never replicate though. And IMO the PRS 22s would do better on the neck pickup than a 24.
     
  10. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    Love my 3 CU24s!!
     
  11. Atomic

    Atomic Who Dat

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    I played some good sounding jazz chords on a drumstick with a rubber band stretched around it. It’s all about perspective really.
     
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  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I’ve personally seen John McLaughlin and Al DiMeola play jazz/fusion on solid body PRSes. Just pointin’ out the obvious here.
     
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