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The Jagmaster

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  1. getting my Jaguar back from Birmingham some time this week, so a working video and photos will be up very soon. Plus I'm in the process of building a custom Jaguar hybrid thing too so I'll be taking some pictures of that
  2. I got l####y with my Jaguar since I scored it for less than half price second hand (well, the guy had it overnight and took it back with film, tags and all still there) So youre definitaly right about the price aspect for them being used (plus I'd always wanted one since my jagmaster served me well) It just seems to me that this guitar hasnt really ever been popular except from the late 80's/early 90's because of people like Kurt Cobain and Johnny Marr. Hence why hardly anyone now uses them for the features and instead because of the people using it (which I think is kinda sad since I've played a bunch of US strats and teles, les pauls etc, and non of them stand up to a jaguar in my opinion, even though mine's a mexican) My general take on Jags (and mustangs too coming to think of it) is that, 1. They have been SEVERELY over priced by Fender jumping on the grunge/punk bandwagon over the last 10-15 years or so, so I'd be interested to see what Squier do with it 2. Hands down they are the most reliable and versatile guitars in existace. 3. Fender aren't pricing there guitars sensibly anymore, so people aren't going to buy them. This may explain the move to Squier. the things I just dont understand is why the US models are over priced. The mexican models are US parts assembled by mexicans, so whats the difference? US quality isnt particularly good in my opinion, and doesnt justify the cost. But the point I'm trying to make is that with the Squier production of these guitars (making them affordable student models again) it doesnt seem to me like there is a need for japanese or mexican production of the Fender version anymore. The Jaguar has never been particularly popular in the mainstream so WHAT on earth justifies the price tag?
  3. Im not sure about them.. I made a new topic about the Squier Jaguars here (http://www.jag-stang.com/forum/topic/6392-what-is-the-future-of-the-jaguar/) I'm not sure if its a good idea. On the one hand they ARE supposed to be student models, which the squier brand offers, but on the other, could they cost more than their worth and possibly be the end of Mustangs and Jaguars? (by which I mean phasing out Japan and Mexican production i.e, the cheaper models) As a person who's ALWAYS wanted a Mustang, I was happy when I heard, but still felt a bit let down since the Fender brand is running off and charging extortionate prices for what were supposed to be 'student models' thats my view... If they would have made a LPB (with matching head and stripe) version, it would have been a different story, even if it turned out to be a P.O.S haha
  4. well, I was flicking through some new pages of the Fender website and came across these, Squier JAGUARS http://www.fender.com/en-GB/products/search.php/?partno=0302000500 there is also a Mustang that Squier are making too. As the owner of a Fender Jaguar (MIM) I've been thinking, what lies for the future of Jaguars? there doesnt seem to be much difference between lower end ones and the Squiers, lets face it, all the key features that people buy Jags for are there, so is it only a matter of time until Japs and Mexi's are phased out altogether? I'm not sure I like the idea of jaguars and mustangs being made by Squier. I think they'll be more expensive than they're worth, but then again, I may want one because they were originally supposed to be 'student' models and its obvious theyre returning to that. Yet at the same time, I wouldnt because of the association with 'Squier' and 'P.O.S guitars' (except from maybe the jagmaster, which is built like a brick wall) Im thinking maybe a CAR one as a backup for my CAR Fender. May even pick up a mustang if it seems worth it. I'm split down the middle...whats your take?
  5. taken a bunch of photos of my jagmaster I modded, but Ive never uploaded a photo on here before haha, so naturally I have no clue..but there's a bunch of them! lil' help? ;P
  6. SO! what have you done to change your gear? I've changed my trusty Squier Jagmaster (my workhorse, sunburst) to having tele style knobs, had to change all the internal wiring since I somehow managed to snap all of the wires, and replaced the bridge pickup with a Dimarzio Super Distortion (creme) and this has played at every show I've done, including places like Disneyland, The Cavern, the Royal Albert Hall..the list goes on, but even though its honestly abeaten up, cheap P.O.S, I love it to death and the tone from it is KILLER! I'm also getting my 62 RI Jaguar (CARed) modded a fair bit since my trusty squier is beginning to die after 5 years of hardcore abuse. I picked this up from my favourite store, and some guy bought it for like £800 and had it for A DAY and played it once, decided he didnt like it and traded it back in, so I came down after christmas about 2 years ago and managed to pick it up for about £390 with all the case candy, the film still on, and all the other junk. SCORE! ANYWAY, thats the story, but now onto the main subject, modding. I've just recently sent it off for a couple of mods. - Its getting 250k pots installed (it has 1meg) since I hate the on/off feel it has at the moment with no sweep -a new pickguard (I believe its gonna be white mother of pearl or something), -a toggle switch installed (similar to the KC model) since the switches are hard to change at speed, -and its being routed in the bridge for a Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash humbucker I picked up when visiting family in Canada for $120 since frankly, I hate the single coil in it, yet the neck is perfect to me. Although I may get another Super Distortion since its worked out pretty good for me in my jagmaster. I'm also contemplating changing the tuning pegs to Grovers and all the chrome hardware to a gold colour (it has gold straplocks and the colours matched pretty good) I'd also be pretty interested in a red/black burst or something. I'll put some pictures up when I get it back! now its your go
  7. well, my band isnt really that rich :L so can only pay for about 3 hours of recording, we want to get 3/4 songs DONE. but I know this wont happen SO, the plan was. record drums, bass and vocals and guitar SOLO tracks, then add multiple guitars at home on garageband,but then is the issue. I find garageband's mixing is plain awful, so what would I do about mixing the studio tracks with the garageband tracks?
  8. ELECTRIC guitars: 62 RI Fender Jaguar (CAR) Squier jagmaster with tele knobs and a dimarzio super distortion in bridge (my favourite) Shine SNOD1000 double neck Gibson Melody Maker (white) Cruiser strat copy (black, my first electric)POS Extreme lefty strat POS Behringer iAxe(white) POS westfield electro acoustic POS rikter LP copy - suprisingly good considering it was £120, rivals my jag AMPS: fender frontman 212r marshall mg15 dfx (for home use, sometimes into my fender amp) did have a vintage 65 twin reverb I used one time at the albert hall Pedals: Boss ds1 ds2 tr2 EHX L.Big Muff pi small clone marshall jh1 Belcat delay POS sheridan stage pro wah POS Ernie ball VP jr. Digitech rp55 (kinda ashamed i even have it honestly) I find that 1.it doesnt really matter what you have as long as you have the patience to tweak the settings. 2. get too many amps or pedals and all the guitars sound the same....like P'sOS
  9. i find that happens when you have 2 distortions on anyway, i love it. I put a ds1 ds2 jh1 rat and a big muff on at the same time.....but that was way to heavy. :L
  10. Kurt Cobain's mustang hasn't faded that much I hear, heres a photo http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YyWDE_zaOs0/SawYd6l0fnI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/9ko4y0h0lm8/s320/mail-2.jpeg&imgrefurl=http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php%3Ff%3D6%26t%3D20629&usg=__diPxGiozw1SSBJp_H41-hjKmyCQ=&h=240&w=320&sz=28&hl=en&start=0&sig2=vRQ6W24c3B796LDO9C4gPg&zoom=1&tbnid=Iaa4anRGQmGu6M:&tbnh=119&tbnw=154&ei=bmMDTs71CcybhQf_x6j2DQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dkurt%2Bcobain%2Bfender%2Bmustang%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D2547%26bih%3D1208%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=1452&vpy=501&dur=667&hovh=192&hovw=256&tx=155&ty=92&page=1&ndsp=107&ved=1t:429,r:64,s:0&biw=2547&bih=1208 to me though, it looks very faded, the japanese do RI's of these, but their interpretation of the Competition Burgandy (which is actually in-between lake placid blue and ocean turquoise) is entirely different, try searching Fender MG73 OLB or OTM in google images
  11. its quite flimsy compared to a regular mustang. a helluva lot smaller too, plus it looks just ugly with the design. fender have bastardised a perfectly good guitar model forever. oh dear, oh dear.
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