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The Jagmaster

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  1. Are there other competition RI's apart from the MG73's? Never seen any :S
  2. not sure where all this talk of RI's came from Although I was contemplating one of the Japanese RI's.. But I figured its worth waiting for the real deal
  3. I'd love a clean blue one like yours! beautiful I'm contemplating a red one currently on the guitar centre website, but I really want a blue. But the prices on ebay and stuff seem to be so different just because of the colour.. had any bad experiences buying vintage online? I guess you do it a lot
  4. Reissue? Nooo, VINTAGE I was just wondering if theyre worth their tag. Id love to own one, but it'd break my bank. Plus for the price of one I could probably get like 5 used mustang RIs.. How do they play and sound compared to newer ones?
  5. I'm going away soon and I'm considering either taking advantage of exchange rates, or just buying a guitar online. BUT What I want to know (from the small group who can help) is... Are 1969 competition mustangs really worth the 2000+ price tag?
  6. Oh, also, I only just noticed I ordered a 300k logarithmic pot, and my jag has 250k's in it. Whats the difference going to be between 250k and 300k?
  7. I found a place that does parts pretty cheap, so I ordered the parts I need. I just hope they fit the pots, else I'll have 12 knobs lying around -.-
  8. Far better shape than mine Cool little guitars these are, have fun!
  9. Im modding my Jaguar to have the whole vol/vol/tone thing going on, but Im no good with a number of things.. where do the wires match up to? is it just like wiring a jazz bass? also, I dont know where to find 3 gold dome knobs that fit 1/4' CTS pots anywhere (Britain) and I really need some quick.. The knob from my tele fits the jag, but the knobs i ordered for the jag dont fit, yet fit the tele... if that makes sense? Any help would be greatly appreciated
  10. you know OTM is the colour right? the 'CO' part of the serial (MG-73/CO) refers to the matching headstock (or 'competition' model) and no, it wont be hard to find in a few years since its a listing on fender Japan's site is still there (for the Japanese market only) and there have been hundreds of thousands made. that's my two cents anyway.. There's a bunch around on ebay. In fact, here's one at the moment... not badly priced either.. best grab it before other people here see it http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fender-Japan-69-or-73-MUSTANG-OCEAN-TURQUOISE-METALLIC-COMPETITION-/121134346993?pt=Guitar&hash=item1c342b72f1
  11. to get it routed admittadely wasnt cheap, but for the routing, a new guard, new pots, and wiring it was £95 ish from this place in the next city over. The humbucker itself I got from Long McQuade in Markham Ontario for $120 + tax. so in total for everything in GBP I'd say around £170 ish
  12. some pretty cool shades of blue actually. swapping out the pup's or keeping them stock?
  13. Im gonna include my last 2 since pretty much all the rest is on this site somewhere I got this for christmas since I pay my store in deposits (im too poor/bad with money to have it all at once haha) Its a MIM Fender FSR La Cabronita Telecaster. (la cabronita translates roughly into little basterd or the bitch if you dont do spanish ) and frankly, I dont wish to change anything on it, its pretty much perfect and easy to use. (except the upgrade to dunlop straplocks) about £470 some really nice patterns in the neck I couldnt capture. I got this at the same time I decided to buy the Tele, the clean sound from the two combined is brilliant. Its one of the first run of Marshall Class 5's (the ones with all the issues supposedly, mine works fine and sounds amazing) I got it since I loved the sound, and needed a new amp since I was playing at the Royal Albert Hall again a couple of weeks later. Great classic rock tone, wide range of tones despite what other people say (they obviously havent experimented enough with it haha) For 5 watts, its one of the loudest amps I've ever come across. it would give a twin reverb a run for its money. Picked it up second hand (a few minutes use from the guy who works at the store I go to) perfect condition, £300. the best settings for use with a pedal (usually a DS1) I picked this up the weekend before the show, since I thought it'd need to be loud (and it was!) even though I turned up on the day to discover they already had amps mic'd up... Still think this is a good investment, it gains more different tones from the Class 5 because of the speakers. I traded in my practice amp (Marshall MG15DFX and my Fender 212r for it.) Its a Marshall 1960 cab (slanted). Couldnt find any info on it since the only other ones I've seen said 1960A or B or Lead etc.. sure its the same one though. sounds KILLER!
  14. I'd happily get one on ebay if it came up for the right price (I never saw this one for some reason) but I'd be a little sketchy having not played it first. How much does the colour change?
  15. I've been after one for ages through dealers, but the fender UK rep has always said it wasnt possible at least now I've got some money lying around if something comes along
  16. dunno, but I'm pretty sure he's the reason I cant find any cool jaguars or mustangs around
  17. thought this could be a good idea for a thread. What was your latest NGD and what did you get? (photos )
  18. you sure buy a lot of stuff. how much have you bought this year? haha the neck looks awesome!
  19. I really dont understand why fender dont open the japanese models up to the world, they could make a KILLING! although, theres always the NAMM show coming up
  20. how does it play? I like the feel of the MIM Jaguars, would you say the neck is similar? how about the sound?
  21. Its been a little while since I've been on here! haha Thats a nice looking Mustang. I've always wanted one of those since I started playing (some 10 years ago now) and was contemplating a Japanese one but was skeptical about the shipping and the condition. This looks awesome though. Coincidentally, this last weekend I was down Tin Pan Alley in London and walked into this store called Vintage and Rare, they had a vintage one in...or so it seemed. Turns out this guy builds custom replicas out of vintage parts. The one I played had a really thick neck (like a les paul junior or a tele) with the skunk stripe, the white logo, and the body looked identical except it had no contours (it was a 65-66 body) . It was all old vintage Mustang parts, and my god it was brilliant. I hate thin necks, so this was perfect, and from a first glance it looks identical too. It also had hot rails in the bridge, and filed down switches with the finish relic'd and faded a little. PERFECT! Im guessing this guy has to be some Nirvana fan, or possibly just knows what makes an awesome Mustang. Apparantly he builds about 15-20 per year, but no two Mustangs are the same and all have different feels and looks. That one I played was almost perfect, but it wouldnt stay in tune (probably due to the shop being really warm and the cold door opening every five minutes since it was kept opposite) so a minor issue. And the price of this was £849 which is around the cost of a KC. I would have picked it up then and there, but I bought a La Cabronita Tele (amazing), but I feel I will definitaly be picking one of those up at the next possible chance. On a seperate note, I enquired a little while ago about a Custom Shop Mustang (a few threads back) and got a response of 'something similar may be available after the NAMM show in february'. So I'm gonna wait and see what happens there first before I decide if I'm gonna get one or not. Would like a vintage replica, but I'd probably try and get one of these if one comes along, its nice to know that they actually are decent and worth the cost! So yeah, theres a nice little story for ya'
  22. which is interested since if Im not mistaken 73 mustangs didnt have matching headstocks? oh well, its the japanese, they make some awesome guitars unfortunately not easy to get hold of -.-
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