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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Jag-Stang Blaze It Build Reply with quote

Alright.. So I can finally get this build on the road now. Cooterfinger is making me the body and the pickguard. So I am really happy about that. Lol. The design is simple. It's pretty much Kurts original Jag-Stang body design except no top edge of the Jaguar is cut and no extended butt. The color is going to be candy apple red with a White Pearloid pickguard. Here is the photoshop of what I plan it to look like..

Jag-Stang Blaze It Re-edit by punkacc9, on Flickr
I decided to keep it simple and just do a humbucker, a single coil, and a toggle for the pickguard. Easy configuration and no annoying phase switches.. That's what the first Jag-Stang's for haha. As for pickups, a Jb and a texas special. It will just be a standard mustang vibrato and bridge unless I ever feel like installing a les paul bridge. The controls will be standard mustang as well, tone and volume. For the neck I would love to use a Jag-Stang neck but the price of them went way up. It's $350.00 for a neck now on ebay. I was lucky and got one last year for $200.00 but I used that for my red Jag-Stang. And I'm sure as hell not taking the neck off of my all original first generation Sonic Blue Jag-Stang lol. So.. I took apart my 1966 mustang I rebuilt and I am gonna use that neck, a 1995 anniversary Japan mustang neck. (For now at least) I just installed brand new Kluson tuners on it too so that will be nice.. I actually traded my old xbox 360 for it last year.. haha

Here is a Warmoth body I found online. This is what cooterfinger is building for me (:

Warmoth Jag-Stang Blaze It by punkacc9, on Flickr

I found an awesome guy up by me that paints cars for a living that will paint the body. He's only charging me $75.00
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instead of the JB I decided on going with this... I own so many JB's and thought it was time for a change. So why not use what Kurt had in his Jag to keep with the Kurdtz. I never used any Dimarzios before so lets hope it wont dissapoint Razz

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His Jag still had one megs. I have a SD with one megs and LOVE it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What will a meg do? I always use just 250ks on single coils and 500ks for humbuckers and never had any problems and was happy. What's a meg gonna offer?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opens it up and makes it brighter. Kind of sounds like the opening to You Know You're Right. I think I have an audio sample.

Edit: Here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiJa6-wCK90&feature=youtu.be
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah you can get away with a 1meg for a Super Distortion because they're so chunk-heavy (lo-mid spike). It actually gives them a bit less of a hot lixx sound to use a 1meg.
Nice work getting moving on this, it's gonna be great.

I love that Kurdtzed out Jazzmaster HNB, nice work.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! It was a very fun project. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is weird to see that Warmoth made one of these. I can't wait to see how it comes out. If you like it, I might have to try my hand at one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that's where I originally got the idea when I saw that warmoth body on ebay. I would of bought it but he wanted like $400.00 Too much for me bu they custom make bodies for $550.00.. I tried TK Customs but he just never got back to me really and had personal problems.. But since I talked to Cooterfinger, he is an awesome dude and if it turns out good I am going to keep coming back to him for custom builds and he does everything at a good price. He already made me the template and cut out the rough shape. He's just waiting on the vibrato I sent him to get measurements accurate. That should be there Friday. So, would it be ok to use 500K pots with the SD?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use any pots you want. 500K pots are pretty typical for Humbuckers, but it will sound different than the 250K pots. I had 500K pots on my Jagmaster that I put Jazzmaster pickups in and it sounded fine. If you don't like the sound, you can always swap them out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't 500K pots more brighter sounding then 250K's are and better for Humbuckers?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
Aren't 500K pots more brighter sounding then 250K's are and better for Humbuckers?


yes, 500k are 'more brighter' than 250k and 1meg (essentially a 1000K) are even more bright than a 500k
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soooo I got two 250ks right now. Should I buy two 500ks then?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Aren't 500K pots more brighter sounding then 250K's are and better for Humbuckers?


yes, 500k are 'more brighter' than 250k and 1meg (essentially a 1000K) are even more bright than a 500k


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't go lower than 500k pots for humbuckers, but it is all about personal tastes. The SD and JB are both pretty middy and felt muddy to me with 500k's. 250k would be even more bassy. I like more jangle, so 1megs sounded best to me, but it is all about what sound you are going for. If you like teh kurdz, you would probably like 1meg.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the JB with 1meg pots in my Jag-Stang. (Sounds better in person through a real amp, but it gives a bit of a sound demo.

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Pickup demo as promised. Smile Amplitube had trouble recording it well. Probably because the pickup outputs are so high. It sounds much better through my real twin. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude the treble volume pot in my Epi LP had been replaced with a 250k before I got it for some reason, so when I put a Super Distortion in there I was like "whoa, these things SUCK." It was WAY too thick and muddy sounding.
With a 500k it was much better. I would definitely not go lower than that for Super Distortion. Would use 500ks to split the difference with neck single coil in this particular guitar.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dude the treble volume pot in my Epi LP had been replaced with a 250k before I got it for some reason, so when I put a Super Distortion in there I was like "whoa, these things SUCK." It was WAY too thick and muddy sounding.
With a 500k it was much better. I would definitely not go lower than that for Super Distortion. Would use 500ks to split the difference with neck single coil in this particular guitar.


Yeah I'm definitely gonna go with two 500k pots
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOME AWESOME PROGRESS. I'm really stoked for this guitar. Cooterfinger is doing an awesome job on the body! Check out the progress!


JagStang 003 by punkacc9, on Flickr

JagStang 004 by punkacc9, on Flickr

JagStang 007 by punkacc9, on Flickr

JagStang 022 by punkacc9, on Flickr

JagStang 017 by punkacc9, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Wow, that looks really sleek at that angle. Beats the pants off a Jag-Stang design-wise.
I love how the bodies next to it sort of demonstrate how the horn was blended with the Jaguar shape. This thing is sexy, I can't wait til it's contoured.
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