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OK, the Casino guys have their thread. I need to hear from the Joe Pass owners: what's your amp preference? I want to hear about all genres--jazz, blues, and the few that may be using this machine for rock of one sort or another. Also, this goes for all contexts: practice, small room, big room, solo, small combo, full band, whatever.

I have a few ideas but I want to hear first from a few of y'all before I get my toes wet.

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Hi Bloozeguy

 

I only have one amp a Peavey Valveking 112 and I use that with my Joe Pass. I am hoping in the future to try and get hold of Fender Blues Jr. way down the line. The Valveking does everything I need at the moment.

 

You might enjoy this

 

A young music student from Brazil with a completely stock Joe Pass made last year and Fender Blues Jr

 

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ZeXB4xNdU[/YOUTUBE]

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Hi Bloozeguy

 

I only have one amp a Peavey Valveking 112 and I use that with my Joe Pass. I am hoping in the future to try and get hold of Fender Blues Jr. way down the line. The Valveking does everything I need at the moment.

 

You might enjoy this

 

A young music student from Brazil with a completely stock Joe Pass made last year and Fender Blues Jr

 

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ZeXB4xNdU[/YOUTUBE]

 

Wow! thanks for the quick turnaround, but, y'know, JS, I thought I'd be hearing first from you!

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Bloozeguy wrote:

I thought I'd be hearing first from you!
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Yea, sad aint it.....home not working at the moment be glad when I get back to work. Hopefully next month. Guitars are filling all my time at the minute.....Enjoy this forum.....learnt so much and really looking forward to seeing what amps the guys are using with their JP's good idea...

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Nice Playing. I'm so used to visiting music stores only to be assaulted by kids wailing away above the 12th frett.

I play mine through either a Blues Junior or a Blues Deluxe. I've used it on rock, jazz, blues and big band gigs. It will feedback if you are not careful.

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OK' date=' the Casino guys have their thread. I need to hear from the Joe Pass owners: what's your amp preference? I want to hear about all genres--jazz, blues, and the few that may be using this machine for rock of one sort or another. Also, this goes for all contexts: practice, small room, big room, solo, small combo, full band, whatever.

I have a few ideas but I want to hear first from a few of y'all before I get my toes wet.[/quote']

First, thanks for your input.

My ideas are along these lines (and I include this mostly in case anyone's reaction is "DON'T DO IT!!!!!" for whatever reason--which I hope you'll then spell out):

Being mostly an acoustic player ("country" blues, mostly fingerpicking) my electric needs (?) are few and simple. Want to be able to play my current stuff electric if the opportunity arrives, maybe in a small combo, like a trio. Would also like to expand into some electric blues--some Muddy/Nighthawk type slide and maybe even some TBone picking. Am also dying to pick up on some jazz (I think y'all will agree that the Pass is great to learn this on!). Rock? Maybe, some. Would be good to have some capability there, but can't see getting heavily crunchy, which is to say I'll probably be playing clean most of the time. Mostly coffeehouses/small-room clubs, when not just practicing at home.

All that said, I've been looking at 25-30 watt solid-staters like the Fender Frontman 25 or the Kustom 30R. Thesde are the two leaders in the clubhouse right now, with an edge to the Kustom. Getting same price--$99.

What think ye?

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Not for nuthin', but here's a video of JOE PASS playing a JP Emperor. It's some kind of a Peavey, probably solid state:

 

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nODlYylv2E[/YOUTUBE]

 

I'm not sure he was all that picky about amps. At least he wasn't as picky about amps as he was guitars. Here's another one of him playing a Jaguar through a brownface Fender (probably a Bassman or Bandmaster) in the early 60's:

 

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Here's another one of him playing a fantastic solo rendition of Porgy and Bess through a Mesa Boogie (with an Ibanez Joe Pass):

 

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Brianh great clips the last one especially Carlos Santana said "A man's tone is in his face." Good to look at Joe Pass's face as he plays....

Yeah' date=' I forgot how much I used to worship that guy. He's one of those few players that can just close their eyes and not only play single string lead but entire chord melody solos like it's the easiest thing in the world.

 

No wonder he was Ella's guitarist...

 

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Check out his technique at 3:00 into this one:

 

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