Hi all. I'm new to the forum, but after perusing for a couple of days, I'm thinking this is my best chance of getting an answer to my question. The setup: I used to own a Squier Vista Series Jagmaster from the late nineties. I actually still own most of it. While it was in the possession of a friend of mine it suffered a fatal accident and the neck was obliterated. At the time I wasn't using it much, so while I was mad, I didn't do anything with it other than hang on to the remaining pieces. Now I'm wanting to get it back in playing condition. I have everything but the neck, all stock. I know that this version of the Jagmaster had a 24 inch neck, not the Strat length, or the conversion neck on the more recent models. Now to my question... What neck can I put on this thing? Will it accept a 24 inch neck from one of Fender's other models? Thanks for any information anyone has!
By The Jagmaster
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