Show us your JA-15s!

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  1. CVS

    CVS Not so new member

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    Just played this chord - Interesting sound! Now I have to listen to Purple Rain. I just typed the fingering into oolimo.com - it came back with Ebm(b9#11)
     
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  2. John Beef

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    I played in a tux at my wedding. My wife played in her wedding gown. It was long enough ago that we have printed pics, maybe a year or two before digital really started to take over.
     
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  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Gold jacket and a black bow tie with a big band (mostly 20s, the previous 20s swing).
    Most of the pit bands I played in, including the Ice Capades, which was a bit odd because if I recall correctly, we were in the penalty box.
    But that was back when people still wore suits to work.
     
  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    No pants then? ;)

    Very freeing!
     
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    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Very few people here have seen me in pants.
     
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  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Giggle
     
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  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That’s true!
     
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    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I think I remember seeing one in a shop in Savannah.
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Yes come to think of it, shorts seem to be your go to lower clothing in most of your photos.
     
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  10. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I recently played a small private outdoor festival with a suit jacket over a t-shirt. That was an unexpectedly cold and damp day, and my hands were not terribly happy.

    If it was cool enough on stage on a regular basis, I'd be down with trying to dress up for the occasion.

    I have played with an Irish-style / paperboy style cap to try to be stylish for my Celtic fusion band, but they get warm fast, down here in FL.

    I usually wear a t-shirt and jeans, with Connies or other casual footwear. Maybe, for outside festivals, a straw hat or Aussie-style cattleman's hat if the sun is blazing or it is cool enough.

    But normally, I am so bl**dy warm, a t-shirt and shorts with sandals is what I would prefer! And sometimes that's what happens...
     
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  11. CVS

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    I am with you on this. I only play about 5-7 gigs a year most are in the afternoon and outside - shorts & T shirt rule....or Hawaiian shirt, if I have to dress up (a smooth jazz kinda gig)
     
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    Anyone here have a Hollowbody II with 57/08's and a JA 15? If yes, is there enough total difference to warrant having both in your stable? This thread has me thinking (maybe too much).....
     
  15. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Yes...and definitely Yes.
     
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  16. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    I have a SC HB II with 57/08s and a JA-15 (with the 53/10s).

    IMHO/IME, there is indeed a tonal difference. I just played them both clean into an Archon, clean channel, mid-volume levels - no breakup.

    While playing I had a hard time hearing the differences, because I was concentrating on playing (duh). So I played into a looper, doing a chord progression/phrase on the SC HB II twice through, leaving equivalent space for another go through, then recording the JA-15 in the space. OK, now I can hear the differences!

    The JA-15 is less mid-rangy. Or, if you like, the SC HB II has more mid-range punch, while the JA-15 has more top-end and a bit more low end. The JA-15 was also a bit louder, but I suspect that is because the pups are closer to the strings on the JA-15 (but could be because of the Piezo-Mag mixer inside the HB II).

    The JA-15's neck was also just a hair chunkier, even though I thought they both had Pattern (WF) necks. And the JA-15 was a bit heavier - while both are hollowbodies, there is simply more real estate on the JA-15.

    Also, the JA-15 has flatwound strings installed, for a slightly jazzier feel when playing.
     
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    If I buy a JA 15 - I would do the same as you - flat wound strings (I know that will change the tone) and for the most part - play it with clean settings - maybe a touch of modulation for some of the stuff I do.
    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  18. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Speaking of feedback, it feeds-back with very high gain/volumes, of course, but it is relatively predictable and sounds natural.

    I play it a bit dirty too, sort of a blues-jazz tone. It was messing around with a few bluesy chords that got me the basics for one of our off-center songs - a bluesy-jazzy Christmas song, of all things...
     
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