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Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. guitarpkr76

    guitarpkr76 Senior member

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    ^ That JM looks the same as my '02 CIJ, posted in a pic a few pages back. Looks like you've got the buzz-stop tailpiece, er, thingy, that helps prevent the notorious Jazzmaster / Jaguar issue of the strings coming off the bridge saddles when picked hard.

    Apparently the pickups on the Japanese versions are actually closer to the Strat design than proper American JM units, with a narrower and taller coil. Other than that, I can't fault mine at all, and it sounds fine to me, especially as my Strat has been bastardised with humbuckers.



    I saw yours. It probably subconsciously inspired me to get this one. It has upgraded pickups in it. Seymour Duncan Vintage or something like that. Can't wait for it to come in. Should compliment my SG nicely.
     
  2. kgmessier

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    Nice Jazzmaster! What are those roller thingees above the pickups?

    There are two pickup height adjustment screws located on each side of both pickups. Is that what you mean?
     
  3. TylerDurden

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    I'd like to own a new Rickenbacker.... I guess next time I stumble upon a grand that I can burn.... Love the way they look, an 360-6 would be fun. [​IMG]
     
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    There are two pickup height adjustment screws located on each side of both pickups. Is that what you mean?

    I think he means the black circular things near the neck pickup.
     
  5. kgmessier

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    I think he means the black circular things near the neck pickup.
    Ah. Those are the neck pickup volume and tone controls. All part of the space-age wackiness that is the Fender Jazzmaster.
     
  6. kgmessier

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    I'd like to own a new Rickenbacker.... I guess next time I stumble upon a grand that I can burn.... Love the way they look, an 360-6 would be fun. [​IMG]
    Every actually pick one up and play one? Rics are gorgeous to behold and hear, but their playability is very, shall we say, discriminating. Myself, I'm pining away for a 4001 bass in Azureglo.
     
  7. willpower

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    There are two pickup height adjustment screws located on each side of both pickups. Is that what you mean?


    [​IMG]
     
  8. TylerDurden

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    Every actually pick one up and play one? Rics are gorgeous to behold and hear, but their playability is very, shall we say, discriminating. Myself, I'm pining away for a 4001 bass in Azureglo.
    Yhea I played one for an two hours about a couple weeks ago at a friends house. He did admit though, that his beater (some copy of the stratocaster he paid like $100 for) was easier to make work with most songs vs the Ric. But I still want one. I got a Fender Strat and an Fender Acoustic with pickups that do fine for my other stuff. I kinda just want the Ric so I can hang it up on my wall like art...... So gorgeous......
     
  9. kgmessier

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    [​IMG]
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    Ah. Those are the neck pickup volume and tone controls. All part of the space-age wackiness that is the Fender Jazzmaster.
    And there you have it! [​IMG]
     
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    And there you have it! [​IMG]


    Yes, but they only come into play when you flick the little switch next to them (can you see that in the photo?) from normal to rhythm mode. Rhythm is just the neck pickup, but even with that little wheel turned to the brightest tone setting, it is mellower than on the normal setting (where you can use the bridge or both pickups too). Seems like a useless gimmick, but actually worked well for me when I used it live as it's a very bright-sounding guitar and my amp can be a bit piercing at higher volumes.

    Also a few pages back...my Rick 360/6, in Fireglo. Yes, the neck is very thin. You need to have a pretty tidy and disciplined fretting technique to play chords cleanly if there are any open strings involved (i.e. B7 at the first position). For general use the Jazzmaster or a Tele can do many of the same things, but plug the Rick into a compressor, whack up the treble into a good cranked but clean tube amp, and nothing else on earth sounds better. On the other hand, it can't match the bluesy neck pickup tones of a Fender...that Jazzmaster with Duncans should be outstanding for this.
     
  11. kgmessier

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    Yes, but they only come into play when you flick the little switch next to them (can you see that in the photo?) from normal to rhythm mode. Rhythm is just the neck pickup, but even with that little wheel turned to the brightest tone setting, it is mellower than on the normal setting (where you can use the bridge or both pickups too). Seems like a useless gimmick, but actually worked well for me when I used it live as it's a very bright-sounding guitar and my amp can be a bit piercing at higher volumes.

    That's no gimmick, and it's far from useless. This is how Gibsons operate as well, and I actually prefer that switching mechanism.
     
  12. leftover_salmon

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    One day I will get around to posting pics of my Martin and '52 American Vintage Telecaster Reissue.
     
  13. Simion505

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    [​IMG] My Suhr [​IMG] These things are incredible, blows everything else I've ever played out the water in terms of tone and playability. And it looks stunning too. It's my second guitar, the other is a very cheap Ibanez that I started with, but when my guitar is this good it doesn't matter if its the only one I can afford - it's the only one I need too (well... I can kid myself till I have another two grand to spend on guitars)
     
  14. kgmessier

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    ^^ Only your second guitar ever and you went with a Suhr? Wow! Hard to improve from there. Enjoy!
     
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    And there you have it! [​IMG]


    I like the look of Jazzmasters, especially the white with tortise guards, but these controls are just whack.
     
  16. Sherlockian

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    Ha! The Jazzmaster is actually very simple, control-wise. Now the Jaguar, with its "strangle switch" and another array of knobs...
     
  17. limester816

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    Just wired my pedalboard, and got my MOTU Ultralite working on the Mac... [​IMG] Heritage 535 > Foxrox Octron > Tim Overdrive > Diamond Fireburst > Arion Stereo Chorus > Moog Ring Mod > Deluxe Reverb > Avatar 1x12
     
  18. kgmessier

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    ^^ Great stuff! I've heard excellent things about the Octron. How well does it track across the fretboard?

    - Keith
     
  19. limester816

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    Single note lines -- amazing. I've tried other octave pedals (the one on my Pod and the OC3), but this one shows them all up. I can get a really great bass sound, or when I run the octave up through the fuzz (fireburst) it just sounds maniacally good. No intervals or chords though, but that goes on all of them...

    I actually have a couple of pedals I want to sell if anyone's interested-- a Catalinbread Silverkiss and a Lovepedal Twin 60... both amazing pedals, read up on them.
     
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    I like the look of Jazzmasters, especially the white with tortise guards, but these controls are just whack.

    that's teh only color combo i would get, robert smith style
     

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