For Jag-Stang Owners Only.
Posted 22 October 2005 - 01:24 AM
a Mustang since 1986 or so, a friend had a righty and I liked its smaller
size (I'm 5' 7") and the 24" scale neck. I sold the Mustang in a momentary lapse of reason but I held on to the J.S. They sound similar to me anyway,
and the J.S. has a little more sonic depth because of the humbucker.
It sucks being lefty... you "right" handed cats get everything. World be damned!
Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:56 AM
I bought my current one for several reasons. 1) I really missed the neck. 2) Wanted a Jagstang before they disappeared. 3) I needed a project guitar. 4) For what i paid for my Jagstang, I could not find a better guitar ( $380 ).
Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:58 AM
4) For what i paid for my Jagstang, I could not find a better guitar ( $380 ).
Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:21 PM
translation: i came home with it a week or so after we got married, and that's how i was able to sell the idea.
i'd been wanting one for a while. . . partly for the kurt connection, but mostly because it was the first new fender body-style to come out for years that DIDN'T suck.
Posted 22 January 2006 - 02:11 PM
First off was the Kurt Cobain connection. I may shred now, but before I got into New Wave, Hard Rock, Hair Metal, Thrash Metal, and yadda, I was into Alternative/Grunge (and before that was 80's synth pop scary enough). When I heard the Jag-Stang was coming out I was hoping it'd be cheaper than the reissue mustang so I could at least have something "like" a Jaguar and Mustang, and maybe "fill in the blanks" per se to build my own Jaguar, while having the other guitar on top of it. I played a Fender Prodigy with EMG pickups around the time the JS came out, and liked the pickups, which I found the S-coil EMG's bore a resemblance to Mustang single coils. So one day in school I was bored, and decided I wanted a Jag-Stang with EMG's.
Making the second one the fact that I did not have to pay extra to have the EMG's installed. They reduced the price of my JS because it was modified (EMG pickups and different pots, plust they were not installed right, which I could fix). I also bought it because of the neck, as it's one of the MOST comfortable necks I've ever played on, as well as the trem being shockingly stable. At the time I was playing lots of Van-Halen, and found the trem was pretty stable to start with, despite the fact I was not using the bar but pushing the "cigar tube" thingy forward with my palm for whammy stuff.
Needless to say, it was a mixture of tEh KurDtZ, having EMG's pre-installed (hence looking more like a souped up Mustang in the electronics department), a Tremelo that stays in tune, and that I got it for cheap due to it being modifed roughly. It also only sold to me because I recall there was a trick to get the patch cable in it (because the battery would slide under the input jack and block off the patch cable), and I was maybe one of very very few people who figured that out.
Posted 22 January 2006 - 04:08 PM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 05:59 PM
When I started playing guitar again sometime afterwards and heard that Fender were reissuing the model; I just had to have one and it HAD to be Sonic Blue. Not sure now it was the best guitar buying decision I've ever made? The Jag-Stang seems to be a guitar players either love or hate... Me? Some days I love it and on other days I just plain hate it...
Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:03 PM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:12 PM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:25 PM
Oh. One of johnniespring's dreaded insults. 'kin 'ell the guy doesn't even know me... wow its so easy to hurl abuse from behind the cover of a computer keyboard!
And he wouldn't think it too many.
Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:26 PM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:38 PM
not that it hasn't been said a thousand times before, but the Jag-Stang *is* a terrible guitar...until you have it properly setup. Of all my electrics, the JS gets played the most.
right on. i've always felt that it was a project guitar even when purchased new. as with all of my guitars, my jstang spent about two years as my main axe after some pickup and hardware tweeking. i still bring it to a show every now and again, but it stays home most of the time now.
Posted 22 January 2006 - 06:39 PM
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