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helsinkirocks

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  1. This will happen to literally any guitar with a bolt on neck. It's caused by the stress the screws put on such a tiny and thin piece of wood. It's nothing to worry about. It's a design flaw of bolt-on neck guitars.
  2. Short answer- No. Long answer- Yes, but you will have to remove the bridge, fill in all the old holes, have the body re-routed for the bridge moved 1.5" forward. If you don't do all of that, the guitar will never intonate right. So if you want to take it to a professional luthier, and spend a lot to have that done, it's not really worth it.
  3. This isn't true AT ALL. First off, there are numerous interviews online with the Fender luthier who actually built Kurt's Jag-Stangs. He said they were preparing to ship the red one when they got news of Kurt's death. He never had the red one at all. Source: https://www.jag-stang.com/2008/05/kurts-red-jag-stang-fender-museum/ He also did not "frequently" use the Jag-Stang live. If you check livenirvana.com or other websites with an extensive gallery of Nirvana live photos, or any amount of concert footage you very rarely see footage or photos of him with it. They certainly exist, and it was used time to time but not "frequently".. There is one notable show, I believe 2-25-1994 where he plays it for most of the show, but if you watch before and after, it makes brief appearances if at all. Also, as per the article in Guitar Shop May 1997 interview with luthier Mark Brooks, (who built the guitar)- "We put a Texas Special bridge pickup in the neck, to help balance the sound...[..]...the original guitar had a JB in the bridge". Article- https://ibb.co/cSOMjd Also good info here- https://www.fender.com/articles/gear/cobains-brainstorm-the-jigsaw-story-of-the-jag-stang/
  4. I've seen it a pretty common complaint, even here about the Jag-Stan not being an ideal player, and honestly I mostly blame it on being an unfinished prototype that went into mass production.
  5. Is truly impossible isn't it? Many years ago I had a chance to buy a mint Sonic Blue one for $500 but I was merely a high school freshman with no income. Kicking myself still to this day over it. At this point I think it would be easier to have the Fender Custom Shop build me a damn Jag-Stang.
  6. Didn't know they discontinued the Cobain Mustang. Glad to have one!
  7. really cool that the original owner saw it and provided info
  8. http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_nkw=harmony%20guitar%20bridge&clk_rvr_id=613143596310
  9. What are some of the basic setup/tips/need to know things about the Mustang?
  10. I forgot to get the serial number to date-check it, but it appeared to be a CBS era MM. The guy at the pawn shop claimed it to be a late 60s - early 70s. Looked to be in all around good shape, it was yellow in color with a black pickguard. What are the approximate values for '65 - '72 Musicmasters (its most likely one of those years),
  11. Lots of great info right here! http://www.jag-stang.com/guitars/jaguar/
  12. Why oh why don't they offer all these sweet, sweet Jaguar variations in lefty? I would own nothing but Jags if they did.
  13. My current is really, really simple. I have more, but this is what I use for recording: 2011 Kurt Cobain signature Jaguar 1984 MIJ Stratocaster Peavey XXX 2x12 (godlike distortion, sounds huge when double tracked) Fender M-80 (Beautiful cleans) Electro-Harmonix Small Clone (used in combination with the Fender) Vox Wah
  14. Good luck finding a lefty mustang for $500 though
  15. You have a sweet collection of guitars. I want a mustang and a jag-stang so bad!
  16. Yeah I figured he was over asking for it just because. Like I said, I didn't go in but I couldn't quite make out the tag. It might've said $799 or $999. Definitely too 9s on the end, the front looked like it had to be a 7 or 9 possibly a 1 ( really doubt) or 4 (doubt). Plus I'm lefty, so I doubt I'll go for it.
  17. Was in town and walked by the local pawnshop and seen this in the window. Didn't go in to inquire about but never seen something like it before. But it looked to be in great shape cosmetically. I'd heard of Fender Bullets but this doesn't look like the ones I've seen. I'll let the pics do the talking. Mostly looking to know what it's worth and if I should go back for it.
  18. I also had a red-knob princeton chours, LOVED it. Its amazing amp. I paid 150 for mine used it for gigs until I got my Peavey XXX EDIT:: I wasn't too hot on the gain channel, but at the time I was maining a DS-2. Cleans were godly.
  19. Let me see... Replaced basically everything on that haha. Too much to list. Squier Bullet, my first guitar. Refin. All new parts (except neck and body). Using it to teach my fiance. Tuners swapped. New pickups. A Carvin neck pickup, with one coil messed up. I didn't know it was a defect at the tone. But it actually worked out nicely. It sounds EXACTLY like a Strat neck pickup, but with zero hum even on high gain.
  20. Having had the DS-1 and DS-2 I loved both, I never really thought they sounded the same though.
  21. Nice dude. I've got an SX Strat I'm in the middle of modding. They're amazing beginner guitars, and even better as a solid mod platform.
  22. I like analog gear, but recording I prefer digitally.
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