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johnnykazz last won the day on March 22 2013

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  • Birthday 11/01/1990

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  1. You revived a very old post haha. But, I will help you out. You can make a Jaguar concept right over at the Offset Dressing Room. Here ya go: http://www.offsetguitars.com/dressing_room/
  2. P.S. - The Jag-Stang got a bath too. Look how clean the fretboard is
  3. Thanks man. Actually, the body is a GFS Paulownia body. I was happy with it cause it had the flat part on the bottom as a Tele should (where the input jack is). The neck I actually got used and refinished it. Not sure of the brand. It is solid quartersawn maple, little amber, and then nitro coated. The pickups are Novak Tele pups wound to stock 1967 Telecaster specs. The pots were changed to CTS USA 250K, and I used a NOS .05 50v orange circular cap that was used stock in the 60's on Fender's. The inspiration and reason I wanted a late 60's Telecaster was after oogling over PJ Harvey's tone, haha. I changed the bridge to a brand new Fender 1960's style bridge with the threaded saddles. I figured it would fit the guitar well as the decal is really from -'68 and on but was used on some '67's. So I guess this is more of a '67 crossver to '68. Here is what the guitar looks like today, all cleaned up after a night of blasting through Raw Power
  4. DS-1 or DS-2 will get you the sound you're looking for. As other's have pointed out, there are other pedals that will do a better job, although at a price. If you're sticking within your price range, the DS-1 or DS-2 may be your only options. They are fine pedals and fairly versatile for the price. My clean sound is not very "clean" and really I have a boost on at all times. Prior to purchasing this yellow Rocktron pedal I acquired, I was using Boss DS-2 as a boost with the volume set high and the gain set very low. Again, there are far better pedals that can do what the DS pedals can do and much better, but for the price it's good.
  5. I have the same pop and click sound occasionally with my Telecaster. In my case, it is static electricity and Fender's "damp cloth" suggestion works for me as a temporary fix but I also have to do that about once a month as the problem gradually returns.
  6. Yep, a keyboard or drum amp would reproduce your voice the best. Guitar amps usually have some form of coloration that fits the instrument better. Although as Robert said, you can get some very cool effects by using a guitar amp. An obvious reference (and since it is the 25th birthday of it) would be the track "Something Against You" by the Pixies, off of Surfer Rosa. That is how your voice would sound through a guitar amp with some gain, as it is precisely how he achieved it. It may fit some tracks better than others. Notice the feedback. To hear it without the music, listen at the end where he says "I am one happy prick".
  7. Not missing much. That's about the only thing that's Jaguar on the Jag-Stang. The Jag title has more to do with the body shape than the aesthetics, and even the body shape is not very Jaguar like haha. I would have to agree that the Jag-Stang is more of a deformed Mustang and has little to do with a Jaguar. That's not a problem though, the new Squier offset line could fill Jaguar needs.
  8. I think they can still be had for a low price. I paid $500 for mine off of a Craigslist ad, and was in dead mint condition when I got it. That $500 even included a hard case. It is a Fiesta one. The blue one is great, but some of the prices are just absolutely insane. I agree, $1,500 for a guitar that MOST people end up modding the hell out of is insanity. I would much rather go buy an American Jaguar if we are talking over $1000.
  9. Yeah, I'm 90% sure that TV Jones makes all their pickups in various configs but almost all of them are available for humbucker route, which is what your Jag HH is. The Dragsters aren't bad, if you want more bite to them, take them out and take a razor blade to the solder and remove the covers, just don't #### up or pull too hard on the wiring. Not sure how a TV Jones would sound with a muff, I use a NYC muff too but don't currently have any TV Jones equipped guits. Try it though, it may sound awesome at the right settings. As far as amp goes, I would personally go with the Orange, but the Fender Deville is a great amp as well.
  10. I'm late as hell on this as I have been honeymooning with a Tele and working on an EP. There is really no set rules on what you need. I don't have an F-spaced humbucker either as I would agree with whoever said that since it's angled it won't really make that much of a difference, because either way the strings aren't going to be flush with the polepieces. Really the single-coil is preference. A lot of guys don't use it at all. I use it very often so I did invest some money into a good single-coil. Since I wired the pickups on mine differently, I am also able to split the humbucker so that when I use it split with the neck single-coil, it still humcancels and I get single-coil tones without the noise. Again, mine is only wired like this because I use single-coil tones through an already noisy orange boss for rhythm guitar. It's all based on whatever you play. Hope you like your JS man.
  11. For the neck, either a Mustang or Jaguar neck would be best to go with so you don't have to fuss with changing the scale length. For bridge, I know that most Jaguar owners change to the Mustang bridge, so you would be good with that. As far as pickups, it depends on what tone you are into. If you like single-coil's, if you get correct vintage Mustang pickups and not the new ones that are reissued, they have great Fender tones. Curtis Novak or Chris Klein pickups are good Google searches. If you are into a hotter tone or are just looking for a similar guitar to what Kurt would have been using, Seymour-Duncan JB in the bridge and Fender Texas Special in the neck would be good. Hope this helps a bit.
  12. Seems like all of those bands are just relying on pedals for a lo-fi sound, if that is what you are after. I didn't listen to anything as I don't have headphones at the moment, but on a Google search I see all of those bands are using really any single-coil Fender. I would look into Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars, Jazzmasters, Mustangs, etc. Some of the older guitars are great for this style of music too, like a Bronco, Musicmaster, or Duo-Sonic. Hope this helps just a bit. I would go try out a huge amount of guitars whenever possible before you decide.
  13. I also already posted a thread, but...
  14. Yeah that is definitely why it is so much. I do like that guitar too though. Nice!, did you see the Foo Fighters at Led Zeppelin Kennedy Center ceremony? It was awesome.
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