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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:33 am    Post subject: NGD; jazzy Reply with quote

So after a few months of paying small bits here and there i finally got myself my FIRST jazzmaster. its one of those blacktop pawn shop special vintage modified or what the fuck ever fenders, i got it from jim. which, i cannot thank enough for letting me pay like i did, he gave me one hell of a deal!
anywho, PICS!



i apologize for the crap pics, my phone isnt the best and im all jacked up on coffee!!!!!
anywho. i know its not a "real" jazzy since its missing the rythm circuit, the radius/fret size is off, and the bridge pup is different, but its still cool.
its in GREAT shape, there is a small dent in the back, and a "mojo" hole drilled into the headstock near the high e tuner, there is a random screw on the back of the headstock and a couple of the screws are stripped out, but thats no big deal, i will deal with that later.

a couple of the saddles were missing grub screws, luckily i had some jazzy/jag saddles so i swapped them out almost instantly, i shimmed the neck with a bit of my cig pack, which is strange for me to do, i rarely ever shim. I got the action just about perfect, but the bridge is all the way down, and i will have to ajust the saddles to get it any lower, but as it is, its pretty fucking decent, and i like my stuff med/low so its a bit more on the medium side, no choke out when i bend. the pups were wicked fucking close to the strings so i had to ajust that immediately. I really like the knobs that jim put on there, very 70's feeling, or are they stock? i dunno.
i think the bridge is something special, im not sure tho. and he replaced the og trem with a jap one, didn;t have an arm handy, but i made one for the mustanguar that i got from hannan a couple months back, so i popped that bad boy in there.

Its rubbing on something, so i will have to get that sorted. but im more concerned with getting the intonation set right now, its pretty damn close, but could be better.
Sorry jim, i had to take the sticker off, im not a sticker on guitar person. and in all reality, i think i have a jazzmaster logo somewhere, this small font shit just isn't going to cut it for that much longer. and i don't like the headstock access to the truss rod. WHY? you ask.
-well the compound heel access rod that fender uses is probly the most effective design, it doesn't take much at all to counter act the string pull. I strung it up with 11-56, with a plain third, i wanted to get a wound g, but the store didn't have a set in stock with a wound g. kinda sucks, but whatever.
I swear to you all i had to make at least 8 FULL turns to get the bastard just right, with slight relief at the 3rd.
the fretting is decent but the flatter board and bigger frets are not my style, i like the 7.25 board and vintage fret feel. im not sure if im going to just "get used to it" or swap out the neck completely.

-Im also playing with the idea of adding a jaguar rythm plate and the three slider plate, i already have the three slider plate and 2/3 switches, but i will have to make a new guard and do some more routing for all of that.
all in all, its worth what i paid for it. and i think its probly worth 600 to somone if it was new with a gig bag, but its definitly not...... a real jazzy. it actualy feels alot like a toronado to me. I was going to do a demo of it today, but i lost my camera some time after 5 p.m. today, and the only amp i have to use right now is a behringer v-amp, which is probly my most hated amplifier.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so i DEFINITELY have to level the frets, and the shim didn't even make it 12 hours before it was deemed worthless.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one, dude! love that HB, SC combo. Bet it sounds really good.

Slap a balck guard on that sucka, prontoz, man.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

upon closer inspection it would appear that i REALLY have my work cut out for me, i tried to capture it with pictures, but.... the neck has a permanent bow from being strung up too long without the truss rod to counter act the string tension. but, alas, its my job to fix shit like this, so thats what i will be doing while glue is drying.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im not a fan of the all black look anymore, i used to think it was tits mcgee but not anymore. if i don't put jaguar plates on it, im going to put an anodized gold guard on it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, I don't really use the rhythm circuit, and the neck pickup is my preferred choice on a JM anyway. That would look cool as feck with an anodised gold guard on it though. A good purchase you have there. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The neck is an avri and sounds ssssooooooo good. The bridge bucker is pretty decent as well, but cant hold a flame to th neck sound, tho im using a battery powered amp for my "rawk" tonez so i may change my preference once i get a real amp.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do an Jaguar plates
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