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  1. I found a PT Fastback in a store here in Sweden a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't seen one in the flesh before. Pretty nice guitar. I like the neck better than on the Tele 72 Deluxe. Didn't get to play it amplified though. They still make them afaik, so you should be able to order one through a retailer at least.
  2. I have yet to find a stock guitar that's perfect for me. I doubt there is one. Generally I try to find guitars that are as close as possible so I won't have to modify them much. But that's more because I'm not that skilled, so any huge mods wouldn't look very good. I see nothing wrong with modifying guitars though. Not even when it's an extreme mod like on that one. It's all a matter of making them personal and suite your style. Let's face it, the Jag has a very nice body shape that can act as a base for many cool designs.
  3. I voted for the Jaguar purely for the looks and feel. With the stock pickups it doesn't do much for me. In terms of sound it would probably be Tele 72 Deluxe, Toronado, Jag HH or Jazzmaster.
  4. Nope, it was a MIM Fender introduced in 2004. Never tried it though.
  5. They also had the Strat Jr pretty recently. But that was a 22.72" scale with a smaller body.
  6. Yawn. I remember seeing a "documentary" about the Strat on TV several years ago. It was basically a bunch of clips with famous players saying how great the Strat is. Guess they used the same manuscript for this one The only fun thing about this one was Simon Niels beard. Come on Fender, let's see some real innovation this year!
  7. Good thing I don't live in the US. My house would be filled with all those cheap guitars I actually bought a nylon stringed guitar new for $20 a while ago. Surprisingly good guitar for the money. It's actually usable. It's only a matter of time before we get a new guitar with every pack of strings we buy.
  8. No I wont send it to Fender. I ordered it from Thomann in Germany, and they'll either give me a new one or fix it in their workshop. And the shipping is free. It would be quicker and easier to take it to the local tech, but I'm not sure if that will void the warranty or not. I'll have to check that first. I've been unable to find the issue myself. And even though there are several posts on the net about the issue no-one has reported back saying what the problem was Such a shame, I was really looking forward to gigging with it this weekend. If they give me a new one, it should be pretty much identical right? Or how much does factory made guitars differ these days? The neck on this one is very nice, I wouldn't want to get one that's not so good.
  9. Thanks GP! Well, I've put back the original pickguard just to make sure there wasn't any problems there. I don't have a multimeter at the moment so I've only been able to check for loose cables or visibly bad soldering points. Couldn't find anything wrong besides the fact that there's no ground cable from the output jack. But I did consider that I might have messed up the string grounding since I had to remove the bridge to install the pickguard. I just haven't figured out where they have put the cable onto the bridge since this is a Tune-o-matic bridge with a hardtail. And I can't figure out what I had possibly done to damage it either since I was very careful.
  10. Could any Jag HH owner check where the ground (black) cable is supposed to go from the output jack? I suppose it's either to the vol or tone pot housing. But it could possibly go elsewhere. A photo would be super, but that might be asking for too much If that's the only issue then I suppose I could easily fix it myself. Would make me super happy.
  11. I just opened up the lower control plate again. There is no ground cable connected to the output jack, only a green one (going to the circuit selector I suppose). There should be one right? I made a couple of recordings. This is how it sounds when I turn the volume knob. The really loud hum is when the pot is halfway down. Same thing in both circuits. http://www.rivermind.se/guitars/jag_hum_volpot.mp3 And these are the loud pops from the discharges I get whenever I touch the strings. http://www.rivermind.se/guitars/jag_hum_discharge.mp3 I was going to take the Jag to a gig this weekend, but I guess it will have to stay home. Unless I can find some easy temporary solution.
  12. Thanks for the replies! The monitor hum is only an issue with CRT monitors not LCD. And I have no problems at all with my other guitars. They are as silent as they can be, even my single coil Cyclone II. I've tried with different cables, different amps, different houses. So I've ruled out pretty much everything else. I did a setup and replaced the pickguard when I got it and figured that I might have messed something up in the process. But I've opened it again and there doesn't seem to be any damages to the cables. I've googled a bit and noticed that a few others has the same issue with the Jag HH. Could be bad quality control perhaps? This is what I'd expect from a beginners sincle coil guitar, not a mid priced humbucking guitar. I guess it will have to send it back. This is the downside of ordering guitars from another country.
  13. I've had my Jag HH for a couple of weeks now and I love it. It's actually much nicer than I expected given all the bad things I've heard about it. The neck isn't as nice as the ones on the 62 RI but I prefer the larger radius. The pickups are also better than I expected. Not sure if I will swap them out actually. Anyhow. It has one major problem. It hums like there is no tomorrow. It mostly goes away when I touch any metal parts, so it seems to be a grounding issue. The humming also gets really loud when I turn down the volume pot by half. The question is: are all the Jag HHs this bad or did I get a lemon? If it's normal I guess the warranty won't help, and I could take it in to my local tech instead. Also, do you have any clues as to where the problem might be located?
  14. Since he's going to play surf, it would surely be better to buy a single coil version for
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