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Doog
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:13 pm    Post subject: N-ish.G.D Reply with quote

My IBANEZ JTK1 JETKING arrived on Friday whilst I was at work (thanks downstairs neighbours!), and I'm pretty chuffed with it so far.


Shiny shiny: colour is more accurate in following snap


Lounge act: (feat. Aladdin-style strap kindly donated by Andi Ultratwin; cat-in-plastic-carrier-bag model's own)


IMPORTANT OBSERVATIONS:
  • Love the flatter radius (possibly wider neck also), suits my ape-hands a treat. The 'stock' 10s might be helping this fact, but will find out for sure when I pick-up/find some 11s.

  • Think I actually prefer 'satin' necks to really glossy necks.. I hate to use the word 'fast' when describing a neck, but it IS.

  • Coil-split is usable, but with the usual huge output-drop that has plagued all guitars I've tried with coilsplit, apart from the Squier Double Fat Tele Deluxe weirdly. Splits to the inner coils, thinking about spinning the pickups around to get my Black Francis Contemporary Tele twang on.

  • The 'vintage-looking' tuners look like they should be glow-in-the-dark. Wish they were. May upgrade to something vintage Klusony/Gotohy down the line but no rush.


TLDR: Sonds kool, feels good man.

Video demo at some point, probs post-11s and proper set-up.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SO LIKE I ASKED ON FACEBOOK ONLY FOR YOU TO IGNORE: did you dodge import tax?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very handsome. look forward to a demo. you not plannign on changing the ppickups or anything?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the colour on that & it sounds like a sweet score. Can't wait to hear the demo & if the coil split works better with the pickup switcheroo
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice caramel guitar.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that two-ply black/silver pickguard. So classy.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just love the overall look of the guitar. The metallic pickguard also adds to the look. Nice score.

Are the black switches for coil splitting?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
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Doog
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
SO LIKE I ASKED ON FACEBOOK ONLY FOR YOU TO IGNORE: did you dodge import tax?


Hahaha, I did answer, but my answer to that was presuming you'd said 'custom stRings', hence my comment. The customs was prepaid by the seller (well, me I guess, actually) so it didn't have any additional problems. Said charges were like 50, plus 50 for shipping. 276 in total for a guitar I really wanted that's impossible to find over here; nae bad really.

George wrote:
very handsome. look forward to a demo. you not plannign on changing the ppickups or anything?

Naaaaaah, I'm not normally one to change pickups unless I have a real problem with 'em; these sound fine to me. Part of owning a new guitar for me is the new elements it brings along with it, rather than just making it more 'normal' or whatever.

lorez wrote:
Love the colour on that & it sounds like a sweet score. Can't wait to hear the demo & if the coil split works better with the pickup switcheroo

The spinning the pickups around will make the bridge more trebley and the neck more bassy, so not necessarily an improvement but good for the lols / to cop them old skool Pixies vibes.

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I just love the overall look of the guitar. The metallic pickguard also adds to the look. Nice score.

Are the black switches for coil splitting?

Bang-on! I like that there's one for each pickup, 7 different tonez available, babyyyyyy

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coolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Coil-split is usable, but with the usual huge output-drop that has plagued all guitars I've tried with coilsplit, apart from the Squier Double Fat Tele Deluxe weirdly. Splits to the inner coils, thinking about spinning the pickups around to get my Black Francis Contemporary Tele twang on.


Couldn't you just swap the north leads from the pickups where they attach to the switch to swap what coil it splits to? That way it wouldn't change your full humbucker tone.
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Doog
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
Doog wrote:
Coil-split is usable, but with the usual huge output-drop that has plagued all guitars I've tried with coilsplit, apart from the Squier Double Fat Tele Deluxe weirdly. Splits to the inner coils, thinking about spinning the pickups around to get my Black Francis Contemporary Tele twang on.


Couldn't you just swap the north leads from the pickups where they attach to the switch to swap what coil it splits to? That way it wouldn't change your full humbucker tone.


I could, but spinning 'em is considerably less work, and easier to revert if I don't like it... aaaand shouldn't change the fullbuckertoanz any noticeable amount.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also lol at cat sitting in the plastic bag
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow. actually really like that guitar. reminds me of those airline jetsons guitars.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Hahaha, I did answer, but my answer to that was presuming you'd said 'custom stRings', hence my comment.


I did wonder what the FUCK you were going on about. That would also have been about the most mundane question ever (glossing over the fact that my actual question was about an admin process, like).
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always liked the look of all the JTK models but never actually seen one in the flesh.

Well done Doog Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Can't quite decide if those inlays are cool as fuck or slightly irritating. Probably cool as fuck.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BacchusPaul wrote:
Very nice. Can't quite decide if those inlays are cool as fuck or slightly irritating. Probably cool as fuck.


Definitely cool as fuck. Gretsch did something similar on their Anniversary models. They also did a hybrid where the inlays after the 12th fret were dots so you can get your meedly mee on.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Sharp lookin guitar there. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
also lol at cat sitting in the plastic bag


Seriously, with the amount of time he spends sitting on/in, licking or pawing plastic bags, I wouldn't be surprised if his mother was a polymer.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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