Jazzmasters, Who's Playing Them?

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  1. JSanta

    JSanta SS.org Regular

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    Well, that's basically perfect.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Right??
     
  3. JSanta

    JSanta SS.org Regular

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    Put a Mastery bridge in there, and you'll be really happy with that guitar. I'm not sure what kind of pickups those come with (the V-Mod, which I don't think sound like a "true" JM, or the pure vintages), but I'd take that one for sure. Mine looks identical, minus the block inlays. I've been really happy with the guitar. Something about a good JM that no other guitar can replicate.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    I *think* these are nitro as well? Not sure about the bridge upgrade merely because I dont use the trem and I desperately need to sell off equipment :lol:.

    Also not sure what the neck profile is on these either.
     
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    JSanta SS.org Regular

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    I know that Fender did a run of MIM nitro JMs, I just don't know if that guitar is one in the same. You'll want to upgrade the bridge at some point, even to a Mustang bridge. Even normal strumming can pop the strings out of place.

    The neck profile is probably their deep C shape. I like a fairly chunky neck, so that shape works well for me.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Yeah there were 3 ltd eds and this is the classic one. Deep C would be awesome as I enjoy big necks on F type guitars now :lol:.

    Those mastery bridges arent cheap *sigh*
     
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    JSanta SS.org Regular

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    No they are not unfortunately. What I'd do is grab a Mustang bridge as a hold over. That should be more than good enough. Mine has a tune-o-matic bridge on it, which works. Eventually I'll replace it with a Mastery.
     
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  8. Tisca

    Tisca Big-tube snob

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    Here's mine with Alu neck (Alef). The JM shape is great for counterbalancing the neck's weight. Also looks great.

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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Did that one up awhile back because I loved the shape, super comfortable. Even though it's got tele pickups, they’re hot as fuck and it's in drop C, with compensated saddles. Been thinking about doing another one...
     
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  10. Charlie Foxtrot 3rd

    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    This thread is gonna cost me money. I can see it now.
     
  11. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter SS.org Regular

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    "So Sweetheart... regarding that pain from your wisdom teeth... How crippling did you say that is?"

    I dunno... seems like a long shot. :(
     
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  12. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    So the guy with the ltd ed classic player raised his price - to $100 less than new.

    I countered, so either he agrees or I buy that american pro after all.
     
  13. Masoo2

    Masoo2 SS.org Regular

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    Had a Vintage Modified but man did that leave a sour taste in my mouth. Abhorrent bridge, bad sounding pickups, thing couldn't handle detuning a single string for like 5 minutes and retuning it without throwing everything else out of what

    Been looking into some nicer ones though, cause damn if it wasn't a joy to play
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Word on the street is the classic players are pretty good for a reasonable budget. Discontonued though so you will have to look around.
     
  15. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    To this day, the Classic Player's strat was one of the best Strats I played.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    I was offered a very clean black JM, but passed as the am pro is a good deal and ot black. Black JM's with tort guards is one of the few black guitars I can stand.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Black JMs are cool in general. They aren't as common as the brighter-finished ones.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Yeah, but I need something bright in the arsenal. It's been a minute.

    I have a black strat and I dont need another black guitar, ever :lol:. Grey or white :yesway:.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Ok, settled on the american pro.

    Now we wait.
     
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    gunch Riff Chugman

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    I want a telemaster (jazzcaster?) or just a vintage modified HH jag with the hums took out and 2 singles put in

    or that Fernandes that’s like a TEJ but a jag
     

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