Here's a classic Jazz progression, the II V I in the style of Mr Joe Pass.
Theory wise, we play the C Major scale and the D-9 arpeggio over the D-7 chord. Over the G7 altered chord we play the Ab Melodic minor scale, also
called the Altered scale/mode to create tensions and resolution over the the CM7 chord.
Use the neck pickup and cut the high freqs with the tone knob if necessary.
I use the Mesa Boogie V-Twin preamp on the clean channel connected directly to the sound card and I'm adding a little bit of reverb in Pro Tools.