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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.
  15. As long as it works that's all that matters. I really like the looks of the Tuxedo, the Longhorn, the Sidejack DLX, the Classic 6, and I wouldn't mind trying that Warren Ellis Tenor guitar; the one that bares a resemblance to a Mustang but is the short scale with viola tuning. I have never played any of those models but they sound great. It seems like most people who go there pay way too much for the 2p '59 Airline JB Hutto that Jack White uses. I always thought it would be really cool to put their Valco single-coils repro's in a Les Paul or SG.
  16. Right on though, to each his own. Great to hear the Eastwood's are great guitars for the money, I really like some of the models quite a lot but have never taken the dive on one. That Super Distortion mod does make that guitar look really sweet.
  17. Just wanted to show everyone that I got my first Tele... a Partscaster in Shell Pink. I really love it. I also got the set of Curtis Novak's to go in. Played the hell out of it yesterday, but here is some photos. I know Shell Pink isn't for everyone, but I love the color and the fact that it isn't a run of the mill finish. Right now it has GFS Alnico 5 Tele pups. Looking forward to getting the Novak's put in and while I'm at it I'm going to do vintage correct '67 specs to get it right where I want it. Very happy.
  18. Looks great, HNGD. Aw man, you gotta own at least one guitar with single-coils. They are sweet in their own right. I understand for high gain applications they are worthless, but mild to medium overdrive sounds great on Fender single-coils.
  19. Not fitted for all sizes and IN STOCK. But if you goto Pickguardian.com You can send Tony the pickguard off of your Jag and he will make an exact replacement using any material you want.
  20. I am not familiar with either of those model pickups, but DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan are both trustworthy names and pretty much standard when it comes to swapping pickups, so I don't think you'd have much to worry about trying them out. Both websites also have a "Tone Finder" page where you can input details of what you are looking for and it will try to help you find your best option. I'll include a link to both of them: http://www.dimarzio.com/pickup-picker http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/tone-wizard/ By more power, I'm assuming you find the stock pickups to be a bit weak in output. When you say more bite, do you mean you want the pickups more detailed or you just want something that will break up a bit easier? Before you spend any money, it is worth it to try raising the pickups. They may need to be closer to the strings. The closer to the strings the more power, bite, and volume you will get. Be careful when raising, as you don't want them to be too close. Do this in slight increments. A very general rule of thumb and good starting point is to fret your guitar on the very last fret. When you are pushing down there, the string should be sitting about 3/16" to 4/16" from pole-pieces. Hope this helps.
  21. If it were a quality guitar I would say take it to a tech because a setup isn't very expensive and they use strobe tuners to get it dead on. As redman said though, any tuner will work. Because it reality we are just talking about slight margins of error between the Korg style tuners and a strobe tuner. Not only that, if you're buddy is just starting, he won't know the difference between intonation being perfect and a few cents off. And for someone just starting, intonation is the least of their worries haha Good luck
  22. Nice man, right on. I personally like miking my own amps better. Not to bash Guitar Rig, because I do really enjoy it.
  23. Sorry for my late reply, I have a Telecaster build I am working on so I've been pretty busy snooping around the TDPRI on my free time haha. Unfortunately, I was using Guitar Rig 5 as a plug-in and only using Garageband to record. I don't have the entire USB pedalboard system you can buy for Guitar Rig, but Guitar Rig is a very fun program, especially if you like playing really late at night with headphones and it's obviously great to record demo versions of songs due to having access to so many virtual amplifiers. It is all virtual though, so obviously it doesn't sound spot on to the real thing, and I wouldn't recommend recorded completed songs with a computer program. However, practicing at night and recording demo songs, it is really sweet to be able to switch from a Twin Reverb tone, to a Plexi tone, and even a Dual Rectifier for fun haha. I think for this little clip I was using the Marshall JCM800 into a '60's 4x12 cab and it was mic'd with a Sennheiser 421. Again, this is all virtual and it only sounds in the general ballpark of what it's emulating. A real JCM800 would have sounded light-years better. You could probably get pretty close to this type of tone in Garageband under the guitar settings, I think I saw in there once that they have something that says like British Crunch or British Gain. I can't recommend Guitar Rig more though, it is so fun to be able to "try out" different amps. Really, it is a great learning tool to just discover the tonal difference of amplifiers. For example, comparing Vox AC30 clean tones to Fender Twin clean tones to Marshall clean tones. Definitely cool to figure out what type of amp you like best. Also has a ####load of virtual effects pedals too. Real neat.
  24. The date would never have been stamped there to begin with, and even if it had been, as you've deducted there is no way it would still be there after the finish was removed. If you want to know if the neck is a real one, destring it and take off the neck. On the butt of it, it should have a date stamp and grip shape markings.
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