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Old 02.22.2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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got mine about a week ago, very impressive quality for a mostly traditional jazzmaster thats under $400! The neck is very nice, frets could be finished slightly better (but not bad at all), the pickups are more like P90's and warmer than the brighter trad. jazzmaster p-ups. the bridge is pretty much a trad. les paul type bridge and keeps the strings in tune when using the trem and more importantly keeps the strings in place as the traditional jazzmaster bridge has the strings popping around issue, trem is decent but the plate doesn't say "fender" and it has been moved forward slightly, i'm guessing to increase sustain and angle to the bridge to prevent the strings from jumping, but 3rd string technique still can be done quite effectively if thats your thing. it doesn't seem as heavy as its speced out to be either. it also stays in tune very well, even under heavy trem arm abuse! i like the gold/copper anondized pickguard more than i though but may at some point go with a trad. red tortoise shell one. I guess this guitar is also designed after a '59 jazzmaster with the same color scheme. so this just replaced my jagmaster as my second guitar.

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Old 02.22.2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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Got mine about 2 weeks, I love this guitar. A very quality Squier, the pickups are really nice sounding!

 
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Old 02.22.2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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Thats pretty cool actually. Wonder how it compares to the "Classic player" Fender Jazzmaster (lowest price non-Squire JM). I think the pickguard looks cool, and it seems to me white would be more popular than the purple metal flake J sig model.
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Old 02.22.2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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written any good songs on it yet?
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Old 02.22.2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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written any good songs on it yet?

for me not yet...i'm still in the honeymoon period i'm still figuring out what tuning sounds best for this guitar.

i think i may change the neck pickup to SD antiquity neck p-up or a vintage one as i think its just slightly muddy on its own, however the bridge p-up (though i don't use it much) sounds crazy powerful and good!
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Old 02.22.2012, 03:56 PM   #6
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Thats pretty cool actually. Wonder how it compares to the "Classic player" Fender Jazzmaster (lowest price non-Squire JM). I think the pickguard looks cool, and it seems to me white would be more popular than the purple metal flake J sig model.

isn't the "Blacktop series" the lowest price Fender (non Squier) jazzmaster?

those have that humbucker in the bridge, no rhythm circuit, and the same trem plate position (slightly forward towards the neck)
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Old 02.22.2012, 03:56 PM   #7
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for me not yet...i'm still in the honeymoon period i'm still figuring out what tuning sounds best for this guitar.

i think i may change the neck pickup to SD antiquity neck p-up or a vintage one as i think its just slightly muddy on its own, however the bridge p-up (though i don't use it much) sounds crazy powerful and good!

that second paragraph is harder for me to understand than Klingon
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Old 02.22.2012, 05:56 PM   #8
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cool, i have a made in mexico jazzmaster that was pretty expensive, i wish i could sell it and maybe get this one instead now
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Old 02.22.2012, 06:15 PM   #9
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got mine about a week ago, very impressive quality for a mostly traditional jazzmaster thats under $400! The neck is very nice, frets could be finished slightly better (but not bad at all), the pickups are more like P90's and warmer than the brighter trad. jazzmaster p-ups. the bridge is pretty much a trad. les paul type bridge and keeps the strings in tune when using the trem and more importantly keeps the strings in place as the traditional jazzmaster bridge has the strings popping around issue, trem is decent but the plate doesn't say "fender" and it has been moved forward slightly, i'm guessing to increase sustain and angle to the bridge to prevent the strings from jumping, but 3rd string technique still can be done quite effectively if thats your thing. it doesn't seem as heavy as its speced out to be either. it also stays in tune very well, even under heavy trem arm abuse! i like the gold/copper anondized pickguard more than i though but may at some point go with a trad. red tortoise shell one. I guess this guitar is also designed after a '59 jazzmaster with the same color scheme. so this just replaced my jagmaster as my second guitar.

http://www.harmonycentral.com/docs/DOC-2241


that's rad..........fucking rad!!!!
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Old 02.23.2012, 07:15 PM   #10
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I'm confused. Aren't Squiers just shitty baby Fenders?

I don't know anything about guitars but my boyfriend plays a Jazzmaster. It cost him like $1200.

What the deal is?
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Old 02.23.2012, 07:20 PM   #11
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Well, I should say that I know about how guitars *sound*, as in I can tell the difference between a strat and a tele and a jag, but that's only from years and years and years of listening to nerdy college rock
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Old 02.23.2012, 07:29 PM   #12
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My favorite is keith's clear plastic Ampeg ref Gimme Shelter. God, I'd love a copy of that.
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the deal is you get the closest to the authentic jazzmaster sound for $400.
mexican or japanese jazzmasters need to be seriously modified to get closer to 'that' tone, because of their different pickups, bridges and tuners.
something like that.
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Old 02.23.2012, 07:38 PM   #14
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I never considered mascis all that great a guitar player. Interesting songwriter, competent musician, but not a great guitar player.
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the deal is you get the closest to the authentic jazzmaster sound for $400.
mexican or japanese jazzmasters need to be seriously modified to get closer to 'that' tone, because of their different pickups, bridges and tuners.
something like that.

But isn't Squier kind of a... i dunno... cheapo brand? I just thought Squier was the label Fender stuck on all of its hundred dollar beginner guitars.

Anyway i can't imagine he'll be pleased to hear people are getting a better tone for $400 than he did after saving up for six months out of his paycheck.
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nobody say about the better tone.
just good enough for none-american made. better than mex/japs.
and i believe that this guitar is a new quality for a 'cheapo brand'
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I never considered mascis all that great a guitar player. Interesting songwriter, competent musician, but not a great guitar player.

you have to see him live. volume is everything when dealing with Mascis.
the albums just don't compare to the live ex....per.........are you?
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My favorite is keith's clear plastic Ampeg ref Gimme Shelter. God, I'd love a copy of that.

doesn't he play that in the Brown Sugar vid.
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What brown sugar vid?
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top of the pops. right? the only vid i know of the song.
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