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Jazzmaster ish poll

 
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Which option should i choose
Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster
21%
 21%  [ 3 ]
Melody Maker SG project
21%
 21%  [ 3 ]
MIM/ MIJ Jazzmaster
42%
 42%  [ 6 ]
other (comment with suggestion
14%
 14%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 14

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metalhead384
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Jazzmaster ish poll Reply with quote

I now have some extra money and wanna start a new project/ get a new guitar. I've decided that the Fender jazzmaster interests me alot, but i cant really find a good priced used on on craigslist. HOWEVER I played the vintage modified one today, and I like it, and i can afford to buy it brand new, seeing as how its only $300, and I wanna stay on a budget, the only con of the guitar is I dont like the bridge very much and would want to change it as Im a very heavy handed player. Thats my first option, and I would want to try it out first as some of them come with fret buzz and a shitty set up


I could also buy a epiphone SG special and do what robroe did a while ago and make an epiphone sg melody maker thing, and put in a purple lace sensor and hot rail, also add in a kill switch and phase switch, and paint it white and black like johnny ramone's guitar. This would cost in total with all the parts and eveything probably about $350-$400, and about 1 and a half to 2 weeks of my time. Thats my second option

My third option is wait until I find a MIM or MIJ jazzmaster I like on craigslist/ ebay/ wherever for a good price that I like. This could take along time, and when I am in the market for a new guitar I tend to want to get it ASAP. This will hopefully cost $400- $600.


My question is which option should I take and go for, and what are your expierences with various jazzmasters/ recomendations for a guitar I could buy. I play Ska-Punk and alternative rock in my free time, such as Dinosaur Jr. and Presidents of the USA. Anything can help

Thanks
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Noirie.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy one of these instead:

Squier J. Mascis
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
Buy one of these instead:

Squier J. Mascis


Yup, all the fun of the fair, without the trampled into the ground candy floss and hot dogs. Best guitar i've bought for ages/ever.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This ^^^ I reckon it's the best bang for your buck all this year. It's great !! Somehow feels like something much more expensive ....

Quite a few pickup builders are making humbucker pickups underneath Jazzmaster covers.... but I certainly wouldn't discount these. They're pretty high output and one of the best things about the guitar.
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Gabriel
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was in your situation I'd definitely go the JMJM, they're lovely guitars.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jmascis is probably autistic so u should help him out
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the MIJ/CIJ Jazzys. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIJ/CIJ for best vintage-style bang-for-buck. Pickups aren't the best but replacments are dime a dozen these days.

JMJM if you want a more modern player with hawt rawk sound. The TOM and pickups and neck kinda take away a lot of "jazzmaster" vibe IMO.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

definitely recommend the squier vm jazzy for sure. best bang for your buck if you're looking for a pretty spot on version for cheap. I love mine.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was actually on craigslist today and found a few guitars I might end up buying,
First of all this Mustang, Kurtd out
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/msg/3464595582.html

Second is a J Mascis Jazzmaster
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/msg/3508764792.html

Third is a Peavey T 60
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/msg/3457331266.html

Fourth is a Univox Hi Flier
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/msg/3484525748.html

Finally is a Fender Toronado Deluxe
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/msg/3442039386.html

I made a few offers and I'll see where all those go, I would like to either the mascis jazzmaster or the mustang the most though.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like the jazzmaster post has been deleted.

did you end up with it?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no reply from the guy yet, the post still shows up on my computer, but maybe thats just something wrong with my computer idk.
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