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  1. Yes sweetchuck it was aimed at you. No, you havent personally insulted me, but you have posted this thread. Which says; you bought a baritone costing a small fortune without really knowing what it was, that to me suggests youre an idiot. Following that you thought it was a bass guitar, despite also owning a bass guitar, this also suggests to me that youre an idiot. Then you came on here to document the tragedy of this whole thing, trying to make it seem like the world has poo'd on your face.

    I dont really think my response was hostile, I mearly stated what I see as fact, if it upsets you then maybe its only because what I said was too close to the truth for comfort.


    no seriously, it was rather stupid, spending a massive amount of money on a guitar when you had done literally *no* research on it!

    By reading one review on harmony central or the description on wikipedia, you would have known it's a BARITONE guitar, it's not meant to be strung in normal tuning EVER!

    that said, hopefully you've learnt from your mistake.

  2. Well when I ordered it it was on the page with other Electric Guitars...Not Bass's. It does not say anywhere in the description that it is a "Bass Guitar" If its a 6 string bass Id expect it to say "6 String Bass" somewhere in the description.

    it's not a 6-string bass, it's a baritone guitar. the clue's in the name. It's designed to be tuned B E A D F# B.

    What exactly were you expecting it to be like??

  3. If you're getting constant buzzing it's usually due to it needing more or less relief on the neck, or if one or more frets are too high.

    I know how to adjust the neck and to check if it needs adjustment... and both of these are straight. Maybe it's a fret problem...

    on the low E string, play a note at every fret, going upwards - does the fretbuzz stop at some point? If so, the fret before that may be too high.

    Also when setting the neck relief, the neck shouldn't be straight - it needs to be bowed, with the bow exactly matching the vibrating shape of the strings. you know that right?

  4. as far as i know, the fret high (vintage, slim, medium, jumbo) should have a huge effects on how the guitar plays/feels, but shouldn't make any difference to how a guitar is set up.

    If you're getting constant buzzing it's usually due to it needing more or less relief on the neck, or if one or more frets are too high. Both problems should be corrected by taking your guitar to an experienced guitar tech.

  5. Hey downer I think you're missing the obvious with the powerchord thing. Just use your index finger to lightly mute all the strings not required to play the chord. That way you can strum all the way down the strings without them playing, they will just sound as muted strings and may actually add some nice overtones to the three notes you're already playing.

    hey that's what i do - v useful!

    Also from those photos, it looks like Kurt had a good fretting hand technique - thumb dead on the centre on the back of the neck. who'd have thought it eh!

  6. first of all, which wiring diagram did you use? Link us please. Is this the one?

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/sc ... jaguar.jpg

    Assuming you're using single coils there is only one way you could wire it, though of course there may be something loose and causing problems.

    Next, explain "high squeel". do you mean hiss or hum (pickup noise), or a high squeeling shriek (microphonic feedback). does the noise change when you touch the strings or pickups? Does it happen on both pickups equally; what if they're both off?

  7. fortunately i got mine

    i wanted a red-one, but there was about no one left avialable in germany, so i#ve got the blue cycloneII

    it's really great, i am very happy with this guitar, sounds marvellous to me

    i wasn't shure about the color at first though, but now i think it's quite cool

    i dont think i am going to change the bridge pickup to a umbucker any time soon, i am really happy with the guitar the way it is; idon't wanna miss the bridge jag-singlecoil

    yay you got it? Post a soundclip, i wanna hear!!

    Also the blue one looks waaay cooler than the red - you got lucky!

  8. I bsolutely love my hot rod deluxe. i think that i might get a deville for a size upgrade though. keep the hotrod for smaller gigs like a little jazz trio or something. are there any notable famous types that play jags that don't fall under the "grunge/metal" sound i could poosible check out?

    dude, you heard of Placebo? They used Jaguars for their first 2 albums - jag + marshall totally definied their sound. Their music is kinda experiemental pop/glam..it's hard to define, just check em out:

    Nancy Boy - http://youtube.com/watch?v=DH27i-zRUtk

    Teenage Angst -

    Placebo are the reason i bought a jaguar - Brian plays the strings behind the bridge loads, and the jag is the only guitar you can do that with properly!

    also Sonic Youth famously love Jags, although they probably use Jazzmasters more cos of the longer scale length and their alt tunings.

  9. I don't go for heavy styles myself, a nice tube amp and some light overdrive is pretty much what I go for. And my new phaser! I think Doog hit the nail on the head, maybe a lot of the youtubers are teenage-angsty types. I know I had fantastic taste in music as a teenager but not everyone does.... :wink:

    And it wasn't a stupid question - i think some of the guys are suffering PMT or something :P

    pedro what amp do you use? Post a list of your gear in the "My Rig" thread, i'm quite intrigued!

    I've never actually played a tube amp...is that wrong? :shock:

  10. I've got an HH and put a SD stag mag in the bridge position, using the strangle switch to split it. I like it, but can't say whether it's any better or worse than other pups for splitting cos it's the only one I've tried. As single coil, I've compared it to my strat and it really sounds completely different, but there's a lot of variables so thats not surprising.

    hey pedro, did you ever get any soundclips of that up? I'd love to hear how the single coils sound.

    Also is the split coil the one nearest or furthest from the bridge? Would make a pretty big sound difference; in this instance, might be better to split to the one furthest away.

    i miss my jag HH btw :(

  11. neodymium magnets are also known as earth magnets, and are the most powerful type you can get.

    i bought 3 disc shaped ones off ebay, just for fun - they're pretty much impossible to prise apart, and when you do they're liable to snap back together, trapping the end of your finger in the most painful way possible!

    They're so powerful they can easily de-magnatise a credit card or harddisk, so basically ive had to stash them in a box in a draw out of harms way :-D

  12. an american jag aint worth it?

    echleon are you high? you have a jap jag right?

    and before that you had the hh? or an i thinking of someone else?

    an american jag is definitly worth the extra 400.00 or so.

    my jag was 900.00 so basically the extra 300.00

    i love laquer, in my opinion its the only way to go and come on, hard case all the candy, the mute, cover. all the goodies. you don;t get any of that stuff with a brand new cij jag.

    not to mention wax potting.

    hey, yeh thats me.

    sorry i din't mean to offend - just if you're looking to buy a jag, i would buy a cheaper japanese one first rather a US one. You could always then change the pickups if you dont like them.

    Also over here in the UK the American reissue jaguars go for around

  13. My ideal guitar would be a Jag, but it's going on three times the price of the Cyclone II, and I was wondering if it would be a good choice?

    a CIJ Jaguar should be significantly cheaper than a Cyclone II. You're probably looking at the American Jaguars, which are expensive and aint worth it.

    a few people have said that the cyclone II sounds more like a strat than a jag. Personally i tried one in a shop, and its a very versatile instrument - definitely nicer sounding than a CIJ jag anyway!

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