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Offline hydra19

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Nokie Edwards & Jazzmaster?
« on: December 19, 2015, 08:58:46 am »
It's been mentioned Nokie played a Jazzmaster briefly before switching to Mosrites but it's even more common knowledge that he played a Telecaster. I've never seen a picture of Nokie Edwards with a Jazzmaster though, although the Ventures did own a few.

I've been listening to the Beach party album, those Mashed Potatoes songs. It doesn't sound like a Mosrite, sounds like a Fender with a whammy bar so I would assume Nokie was playing a Jazzmaster on that album, as it isn't Bob Bogle playing the leads. Can anybody back this up?

I really really love the tones on that album and am wondering what guitar it is? Sounds like roundwound strings, rather than the flatwounds Bob Bogle had on his Jazzmaster.

Could it be someone else playing the lead on this album? I heard sometimes if the Ventures were on tour they'd get someone else to play the instruments too so I'm really confused as to who is playing and what guitar it is on the Beach Party album. That one is up there with the best of them. Thanks!

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Re: Nokie Edwards & Jazzmaster?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 09:52:10 am »
The back cover pic on Let's Go shows Nokie with a Jazzmaster.  There are other pics (on the Japanese LPs, such as rare collections etc.)
-Kanad

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Re: Nokie Edwards & Jazzmaster?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 09:41:16 am »
In the hanz of a good player, a JM can be made to resemble the Mosrite sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMGFRjrNYGE&list=PLkBe9XRqc5RnWGU-58cNZvzuHyHSweku-&index=3

JMs are amazing guitars.

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Re: Nokie Edwards & Jazzmaster?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2015, 07:02:19 am »
JMs and Mos have a fat sound because of the higher mid ends and similar PU and bridge designs (string goes over round rollers) .  So this is possible.  The hands of the player matters, of course!  Nice playing and innovative use of plectrum slide on the E-string for the screaming effect!
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Re: Nokie Edwards & Jazzmaster?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2015, 10:26:17 pm »
Agreed, Kanad.
Roger, the main perp of this song, has great geetar hands.   :o