I got a jaguar a couple of weeks ago, and I'm planning on modding it as Kurt had it (maybe not completely, but I like his sound). It's a CIJ sunburst HH jag, it's like the black HH, but then sunburst, so it's a hardtail. I'm gonna switch out the pickups and pickguard (not a big fan of the cream colour it has right now, and it's a little too heavy on the highend for my taste).
I've got a couple of basic questions, that I'm sure have been asked loads of times, but I couldn't find any definitive answers, so here goes:
Which PAF model did he have? I'm thinking the PAF pro, but there's like 4 models out there, so i got confused 😛 And if we're on the pickups anyway, did he have white or cream (might as well get it right then, if i'm going to be that picky)
Obviously, i've visited kurtsequipment.com and all that, but I have no idea what a red-swirl mother-of-bowling-ball pickguard is. Is that just a red tortoise-shell, or a red pearloid pickguard?
And the toggle switch he had, that wasn't actually very functional was it, I mean, the wiring I have right now allows me to choose the neck, bridge, or both pickups, which he was unable to do...
The two things that have really been bugging me is, how do I add an extra volume knob on the lead section, and will a jag tremolo cover the screw holes of the gibson style tailpiece i currently have?
For the volume knob, all I know is that I have to drill a hole between the two holes that are already there. What kind of pot would I have to place there, and what would the wiring be like? I realize it's just basically the wiring of an SG, but everything goes through the top left controle plate, so it's gotten me confused.
And about the tremolo, it's not essential, because I don't plan on using it in the near future, or very intensively for that matter, but I like the look of the jaguar with the tremolo on it. And as far as I know, if I just lock the thing, it wont affect my tuning or anything like that. I want it mainly for the looks, but if it would affect functionality, please tell me.
Sorry for the ridiculously long post, and please don't think i haven't done any research. A lot of my questions have already been resolved by this forum, but these ones I couldn't find an answer to, so I thought i might as well register 😁