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The Jagmaster

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  1. Id go for the jaguar. More bang for your buck. plus it wouldnt matter as much if you destroyed it or tinkered with it a bit. My fender jag was an SS, and the single coil was suprisingly good, but not really suited for what I needed, so I routed it for a humbucker and in doing so, potentially destroyed all/any resale value (but I dont care, Im not selling ) If I were you, Id get the jaguar and just make it totally perfect by doing what you want with it. Theyre suprisingly good quality. As for size, it doesnt really matter. Im kinda short-ish and it doesnt look huge, wheras my friend whos 6"6/6"7 played it and it didnt look small on him. YOU CANT GO WRONG!
  2. Im contemplating that, and I would do it, only problem being I cant find the right decal I want, and making one is proving to be such a hassle (been spending all day trying to on graphic design software!) since I want the cream coloured Fender logo. haha. If my store gets one in, I'll put a deposit on it. If not I think Im gonna keep saving for one, earn some money and just go buy a vintage one. (although clean blue ones are pretty rare right now haha)
  3. the DS-2 is pretty good for some things, but sounds awful for others. Its essentially a DS1 with an extra voicing added, and the extra voicing sucks. It sounds like a DS-1 to an extent, but it sounds different to me on the lower tone settings. Id get a big muff, for the sake of a more varied, thicker sound. I own both and I probably use the big muff more than the DS-2, but nothing beats a DS-1. I own a tonne of distortions, and always keep coming back to that. I guess they just got it right
  4. I may check it out. The rest of the wood that I have left from cutting out the shape of my jaguar could easily make another 2/3 guitars, so I may give a mustang a go too. When the oils are put in and stuff the finish on the wood is amazing. Its kinda emphasises the colours making the reds darker and the blondes lighter......I should probably get back to that jaguar sometime soon...... its just been sat there for a while haha
  5. I always wanted a double bound sunburst tele or a blonde one (Jeff Buckley fan haha) that thing looks awesome with the black pickguard! I think itd be interesting to see different colours, red tort could look pretty interesting
  6. that could be pretty cool, great selection there. may consider getting one. Ive got access to Oak and stuff too (theres a luthier down the street) and I bought some really nice patterned wood from him so I could make a mustang out of that and have a natural finish, theres some pictures of the wood in the jaguar forum under 'hybrid build' or something. I dont know what wood it is other than its about 200 years old and local.
  7. have a feeling itll turn out looking awesome though. the gold goes really well with the dark candy apple red. you know when you have a perfect instrument, yet you still feel like it can be improved? thats pretty much it haha
  8. contemplating buying a bunch more stuff for my jaguar. kinda going along the thought path of 'who cares if it looks awful? if it sounds good and plays well its perfect'
  9. Im making some jag style thing at the moment, just waiting for parts to come haha.
  10. I got a feeling that this saving for a vintage thing isnt gonna happen, I dont think GAS would allow it haha Theyve always appealed to me for some reason, like my jaguar, something about them just screams 'you NEED me' anyone else get that feeling of impulse to buy a guitar?
  11. first time I saw a mustang in person it was a 65 ri in red and was the only guitar in a glass case and it was all shiny and stuff, that was the first time I knew i NEEDED a mustang haha, the only other Ive seen was a sonic blue KC on a hangar up on a wall, but it was locked so I couldnt play it and they couldnt get it down. These events were 6 years apart haha. are they comparable to other guitars or unique? playability that is
  12. Fender dont make US mustangs, just japs I believe. Shame really, ever other model seems to be available from the US factory... Played one of the squier jags, the quality was definitaly there and for an awesome price, but something just felt a bit 'off' to me. Do you get what I mean? If I was a learner then yeah Id probably get one, I dunno really... high doubts about buying one, but it'll make jaguar parts a lot cheaper hopefully
  13. oh really? either way, theres not an awful lot of selection about mustangs here without either being overpriced or having to shed out loads of money for import taxes, I think I'm just gonna keep the money and see if a vintage one comes along. there has gotta be some out there right? haha.
  14. I know about the japanese ones, been after one for a while. but the materials werent that good, plus the wrong colour and the wrong decals etc, plus its hard to justify nearly £900 after taxes for something made of basswood and japanese when you could get so much better quality for that price from the US or Mexico. As you can probably gather Im not a fan of japanese fenders haha It'd be a lot more worthwhile to just get a KC and a spare neck to repaint, theyre made a lot better and with better woods. OR alternatively just save the money for now until a vintage one at the right price comes along...that doesnt happen much in england though
  15. that was my other thought, but you never know unless you ask right?
  16. I'm finishing off my mods to my jaguar by changing all the chrome to gold hardware but need some custom parts making because of the mods, I want a gold rhythm circuit plate, a gold lead pickup selector plate routed for a toggle and the bass cut switch (like KC jag) a gold lower control plate routed for the input and 3 pots (like the KC jag) Who can make these for me? I dont have a template for the parts, but theyre the same as the KC jaguar but gold.
  17. my other thought was maybe picking up this, http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LOADED-Vintage-69-RI-Fender-Mustang-BODY-Guitar-Lake-Placid-Blue-Racing-Stripe-/360475663437?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item53ee061c4d but I really want the matching headstock so I guess I'd have to buy a mustang neck and refinish it or something since I cant get one anywhere haha. thats gonna be my last resort
  18. I asked Fender and they said they do make Mustangs at the Custom Shop, so I guess only time will tell when I get a quote for one The only reason I'm kinda putting off putting the money towards a vintage one is because I'd be scared about taking it on tour or anything (theft/damage etc) but I'd still love one eventually. I got family in Canada so I guess I could look around a few canadian sites and get it sent to them or something. Where would you check for vintage stuff? UK Craigslist is totally dead and all the Vintage guitar retailers tend to over price them haha. Any of you got any vintage stuff?
  19. as far as humbuckers, you're gonna have to figure that out alone. It depends on what kind of output you're looking for, I have a Slash Alnico II and a Super Distortion (hot output pickups) and they work great for tone for me particularly because I play with boosted mids and highs. So if you want a hot output HB I'd recommend those for sure. as for a bridge, Mustang bridges tend to work well and are fairly cheap and easy to come by (AllParts, ebay etc) I've tried a bunch of them on my Jaguar, and I'd recommend a Mastery or a Tune-O-Matic (suprisingly I've never had that problem with that bridge, not sure why.) or if you just want to do things really basic and cheap just fix it with some tape GAFFA TAPE FIXES ALL SINS
  20. oh, and it may not actually be fret buzz, when I first got mine it buzzed a bit, but this was because of some slightly loose parts like the tuners, so check that by taking the strings off and poking the poles of the machine heads, then tighten them if theyre loose.
  21. chances are the action is too low. the string needs space to rotate when picked, this means that the strings will be hitting off of other frets causing the buzz. here, watch this video (when in doubt, refer to Chappers ;P) you're gonna want to start watching at 9:55, it'll explain the problem and tell you what to do.
  22. my thought trail was essentially for them to get a standard mustang and just repaint it. I know that in the past there have been factory refinishes and stuff, and my guess is that custom shop could do that so it'll hold its value better as opposed to me doing it and risk messing it up aswell as destroying any possible resale value. I missed out on a vintage 69 by 6 hours. I was so gutted, it sold for £750. But the KC ones are at least £780. I'm not looking for a totally customised unique custom shop thing that costs me my soul, so if it comes back with a huge price then that'd be stupid haha. I just have the urge to get a new guitar, and I've always wanted a mustang and none of the colours really appeal to me. Any ideas where to find some cool older mustangs? Ebay is kinda dry for the cool stuff without costing a bomb haha
  23. I'm really GASing for a Mustang right now I've always wanted a mustang ever since I laid eyes on a 69 competition in the Teen Spirit video, I love the way it looks, and one of my favourite musicians used one too, so I really wanted one. I'm split between getting a KC competition signature simply for the stripe (shame about the non matching headstock though) or just picking up something else instead. I've never played a mustang, only ever seen one in a store. I own a Jaguar instead and I really like the neck, are they similar? oh, plus I'm also enquiring about a Custom Shop Mustang of a customised 69 competition and should get a quote around wedesday at the latest. I'm trying to get the price down a bit since essentially all I want is a different paint job haha. I hope it works. I asked for a quote on " a replica of a 1969 Competition Mustang in Lake Placid Blue with matching headstock with just 'Fender' in cream, not 'Fender Mustang' (like lefty models) and with a black hot rail in the bridge and 250k pots, so essentially a standard mustang with vintage replica paint job " - Im thinking of sending them my jaguar neck and having that insteadg If it doesnt cost too much (it wouldnt make sense if it did just for paint haha) then I'll get one and will officially have the first USA mustang in over 30 years win. HOWEVER, if I decide not to get it, what would you recommend in the way of Mustangs? I like the practicality of the KC's with the low profile switches and humbucker, but struggling to justify the pricetag for essentially a standard mustang with a humbucker. what would you do? do you think its worth it?
  24. not sure if I should pick one up or just go buy a Mustang since I could mod my jag a bit more to be sorta similar, not to copy kurt, for practicality. any idea where I can get the control plates? (toggle switch and volume/tone) I really wanna swap the chrome out for gold since I think it blends well with the red
  25. contemplating picking up one of those KC jags. Are they any good?
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