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  1. For those who want a custom build. For those who can't find a Jagstang. Why customize an original? Build one. If you lack luthier skills, I can help you.
  2. Several years ago I posted about how I was kind of disappointed in my Jag-stang. The output seemed kind of weak, the intonation wasn't great and the wolf tones on the low E string around the 12th fret were horrible. I recently decided to just see what I could do with it. I was nervous to mod it, since I really wanted to keep all the original parts. So, I decided to just do a full swap of the electronics, pickguard included. While it still has some issues that I haven't been able to figure out, swapping out the pickups was by far the best decision I've made in terms of upgrading. The intonation is still a bit rough, but seems better with the right gauge strings. I've tried different strings, but I mostly used to play with the Slinky Hybrid strings and they just don't seem right for this guitar. Now I'm just using a standard set of 10's and it feels much better. I considered a new bridge, but for right now I'm pretty happy with it, so I'll save that for later (if needed). For the pickups I decided on a Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 for the bridge position and a custom shop Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates (strat sized) for the neck. I went with a tortoise shell pickguard that came with copper shielding. I then shielded the entire cavity with copper tape. I got new 3-way slide switches, new output jack (pure tone multi-contact to keep a tight fit), new push-pull pots and added a metric toggle switch for pickup selection. To add the pickup selector switch, I got a custom control plate with 4 holes; one for the toggle, two for the pots and the last for the output jack. The Mustang/Jag-Stang pickup selection method never seemed ideal to me, so that's one of the reasons I added the toggle switch. The bigger reason, though, is that I wanted to use the 3-way slider switches for series/parallel/coil split control for both bridge and neck pickups. The push-pull pots add even more versatility with a phase flip for the neck pickup by pulling the volume pot and a master parallel/series control by pulling the tone pot. This gives a crazy number of combinations for a wide range of tones. All in all, I believe it's something like 42 options. The bridge pickup is great for heavy stuff in the series humbucker mode. The neck Is a bit boomy and dark in series humbucker mode, so I usually either run it in parallel or split. But my favorite sounds involve both pickups being on in different configurations (coil split/parallel, etc). The master series switch is really only useful in a few cases, in my opinion, like with both pickups in coil split mode. The phase flip offers some really interesting tones, too, and it can really vary based on the selected mode of the pickups. The main thing I think I would have done differently if I were to redo this project would be 500K pots, since I just went with 250K ones without really thinking about it. I feel like some combos are a bit too dark and having 500K pots would give more room for that top end to shine. You can always roll it off with the tone knob, but you can't add it in. 😕 All in all, the build took a little time, because I wanted to tread carefully and make sure the wiring was all going to work properly. I had to sort of piece together bits of schematics from different sites. I also found it a bit difficult to manage the wiring since the Jag-Stang body cavity is so limited on space. I initially wanted to turn the bridge pickup to have it parallel with the strings, rather than angled. But I really didn't want to dig into the body of the guitar. As it is, I have all the original electronics mostly still together on the original pickguard and control plate. I'm pretty happy that the look of the guitar isn't too radically different from the original and I didn't have to modify any original parts. If anyone is interested in the schematics, I could probably draw that up. I never put together a full document, as I just worked in pieces, hand-drawing the wiring for sections. Let me know what you think! Before After These images were taken many years apart with drastically different lighting. I tried to color correct a bit without going too crazy. I think the "after" image is closer to the true color, but it definitely looks different depending on the light. The warmer the light, the more it brings out the greenish tint in the paint. Here are some images before the rewiring process: And here are some during the rewiring process:
  3. Does anyone know the original part number for the original hard case that came with a Jagstang in 95? I bought one from Guitar Center that is Fender model 540006004000000 and it says it fits a Mustang/jagstang/cyclone. It is too short and does not have the place for putting accessories in.
  4. Okay, this may sound a little weird. But I can just easily lift the knobs off the guitar. It was already this way when I got it and never took action to fix it. I have no idea how it got this way. It's like they were never actually tightened. My question is, what's the best way to get them tight/locked in place? So I can turn the knobs without worrying that they'll come off.
  5. I been frequenting these forums and this site for about 2 years now and never made an account but made one today to share with a challenge of some sorts which I am doing. Basically, I call it the Squier Jag-Stang. Using the cheapest parts available on eBay I am trying to make a replica Jag-Stang using parts from China. May update with photos in the future!
  6. Hi everybody i was just wondering what cases do you guys use for your jagstangs? I seen there was a forum already up about jagstang cases but wanted to hear what people use to accomodate multiple guitars. I was looking into the 'Gator GW-JAG Deluxe Offset Electric Guitar Case'. Although I'am not set on it. I'am ideally looking at getting a case i can use for my strat as well and not spend a ton of money. Your guys input opinions are appreciated. Thanks
  7. Hi guys I have been in this community for a little while now, I've read all of the setup post's but I've still got unbelievably high action on my Jagstang, which if i try to lower start to get buzz and notes fretting out. I've had my JagStang since October last year and haven't got it they way I want. I've took it to a repair shop, but they didn't fix anything, just took my money. I had to go back 3 times because of problems the last being because the guy forgot to put a screw in the pickguard, so overall a terrible experience. Completely unprofessional. I've done adjustments myself, followed setup guides, replace the nut that the guy over filed. I'm at the end of my ropes with this guitar, because I love everything about it, but can't play without wanting to make it better I'm sorry if I come across as a whiny bitch, I know this is the best community for offset guitars on the internet, so if you guys can't help me I'm fu**ed. Thanks, XaG
  8. The Fiesta Red Jag-Stang prototype is up for auction at Juliens at this url: https://www.julienslive.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/261/lot/102285 Blog Post with details: https://www.jag-stang.com/2018/05/fiesta-red-fender-jag-stang-prototype-up-for-auction/ Auction closes at 05/19/2018 10:00 AM EDT. UPDATE The auction has now closed with a winning bid well above the estimate. Winning Bid: $93,750 UPDATE 2 It looks like the guitar has ended up at Fender HQ in Scottsdale, Arizona based on this instagram post by Brad Traweek. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoIggI_hXZ5/
  9. Hi, so I’m a wiring noob and needing some help with the wiring I have in mind. I’m upgrading both pups in my JS. In the bridge I’m putting in a Seymour Duncan P-Rails, and in the neck a Lace Chrome Dome (or DiMarzio Area 67). (Two slide switches and Tone and Vol.) What I want to be able to do if possible is wire the neck switch to toggle between the neck/neck+bridge(parallel)/bridge. The bridge switch I want to wire to split the p-rails, rail/humbucker(series)/p-90. So, what I need is a diagram if possible and some advice about the switches. I assume i’ll need two 3-way on/on/on slide switches? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  10. Hi! Im new to the forum, so, sorry if im reviving some old thread... probably yes. Ok, let´s get it started. Im about to begin with my first job (im 17) and im thinking in saving money for a really nice (offset of course) guitar, preferently humbucker-loaded. Here where i live (Argentina) is very rare to see a jagstang. Also cyclones. I dont even knew they existed. Well, the point is, this guy has these two for sale, and i just love them both. I like the jagstang, but i dont want to be seen as a Cobain poser (sorry, im doing some catarsis here). Also love the cyclone because i always wanted a mustang-shaped guitar since i was a kid who prayed to Cobain and Thurston Moore all nights before sleep (joking), but im so WHICH-ONE-SHOULD-I-PICK. My current gear (not fancy, not bad either): AMP: Fender Champion 40 GUITARS: Epiphone Wilshire Reissue, Yamaha Pacifica s102 esquireized PEDAL: Big Muff T/W So, i think that´s all. P.S.: I LOVE nirvana, I LOVE Sonic Youth, Also The Pixies are a great inspiration for me, RHCP, Cage the Elephant, Slaves, Sparklehorse, The Strokes, Jack White, and im forgetting a lot https://http2.mlstatic.com/guitarra-fender-cyclone-mexico-mustan-jaguar-jag-stang-D_NQ_NP_945011-MLA20459776220_102015-F.webp (the 98´CAR Cyclone) The sonic blue 97´ (not reissue) Jagstang Thanks!
  11. Hello everyone, I am a big fan of Nirvana. They got me into playing guitar nearly 20+ years ago and the music still to this day inspires my songwriting. I have had 3 Jagstangs over the years which I have mainly bought as collector pieces. For one reason or another they have always ended up being sold or traded for other equipment. The last one I bought (and sold) created a level of regret so I have been on the hunt for a good quality one for about 12 months. Last week I found one in Russia of all places and today it arrived in Australia.. Anyway, getting to the point.. While I am cautious of getting flamed for saying this on the Jagstang forum, I have always found Jagstangs to be bad playing guitars - even after set ups and taking time to bond with them they have never really got much play time. However, on receiving this one today I plugged it in and havent been able to put it down for a couple of hours. I am not sure if the pickups are aftermarket or if its because its a 'CIJ' model or if its just one of the good ones... wow... I am blown away!! Cheers, John
  12. Hi this is my first post on this forum. I have just recently purchased a Jag-Stang, it is a 1994-1995 model. I have also just realized that it doesn't say Designed by Kurt Cobain on the back of the head stock. If anybody could help me and tell me if this is normal or not it would be appreciated. Thanks
  13. my tuners are in desperate need of replacement due to it being abused by the previous owner. they are wore out bad. my question is will the fender model number 099-2040-000 fit it ... i need this info ASAP
  14. So I havent been on here in a while but I have a custom jagstang with a seymour duncan invader in the bridge and the other day I was taking it out to look at the pup underneath to see if there was any bad solders because it was cutting in and out (turns out it was a bad cable!) but I lost one of the mounting screws for it and now I cant find any that will fit. any ideas?
  15. gotta say everything i have every want to know about the jagstang including set up and tricks to this and that since getting my jag i have found here so thank you !!!
  16. thought this could be a good idea for a thread. What was your latest NGD and what did you get? (photos )
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