Hello. I have had my Jag-Stang, or Jag-Stank as I prefer to call it (only joking), for about 5 years! I love it!
Against my all too pristine American Stratocaster the overall feel of the Jag is more fun and playful... I do not have to feel so guilty for playing rough with it... Some years ago I switched the stock humbucker with a Seymour Duncan Screamin' Demon. This took the meaning of 'tinny' to a whole new level.
No worries, though. Like I said, I enjoy how playful this guitar is. The Demon allows me to get rediculous pinch harmonics and never-ending-notes that with just the right distortion swell continuously until the room is shaking (not an exaggeration). I do not expect to get some beautiful "Lucille"-like tone out of the Jag, although I have been known to play a sick Jazz version of "White Christmas," so I opt for other songs that fit the personality of the guitar... Gorillaz tunes, some twangy chordal diddlies, Sonic Youthesque trash, anything at all (haha), etc.
Effects often but not always used: Boss Super Chorus, DD-6 Delay, Phase Shifter, extra distortion courtesy of some s****y Boss Distortion, Jimi Hendrix Edition Dunlop WahWah pedal... Oh, lets not forget I run this all through a Fender Twin Amp (yes, the 2,000 dollar one) and on any given day may be quick to attribute the success of this guitar to the amp... NOTE: I have taken this guitar to the pro shop about three time. Nothing big, though. Loose nuts and screws, general setup, most recently, a broken vibrato bar (crying now)......
In summation, if you or a friend are attracted to this guitar for any reason and have the cash to buy it... buy it, live it, love it, own it, bleh. Keep in mind that the artist never blames his canvas!!! I hope someone reads this, hehe. Email me if you want to further discuss this beauty of a beast. THE END
|Sound:||8 out of 10|
|Features:||6 out of 10|
|Action/Finish/Feel:||9 out of 10|
|Reliability/Durability:||5 out of 10|
|Overall Rating:||8 out of 10|
Submitted: 2010-02-02 Number of views: 4707