FENDER JAZZMASTER (CREAM)
   
Used by Lee/Thurston/Jim: 1999-2009

  • 1999 -- CGDGBB (THURSTON)
  • 2000 -- DFCDFF (Nevermind, Small Flowers Crack Concrete, NYC Ghosts & Flowers - LEE)
  • 2001 -- DFCDFF (Nevermind, Small Flowers Crack Concrete, NYC Ghosts & Flowers - LEE)
  • 2002 -- DFCDFF (Nevermind)
  • 2003 -- GGDDD#D# (Catholic Block, Teenage Riot, Total Trash -- JIM) and F#F#C#C#DD (Schizophrenia, Tom Violence, White Kross)
  • 2004 -- F#F#DDD#D# (Schizophrenia - Jim)
  • 2005 -- DDDDAA (Schizophrenia, Catholic Block - LEE)
  • 2006 -- DDDDAA (Schizophrenia, Catholic Block - LEE)
  • 2007 -- DDDDAA (Schizophrenia - LEE)
  • 2008 -- DDDDAA (Schizophrenia, No Way, Calming the Snake - LEE)
  • 2009 -- DDDDAA (Schizophrenia, Catholic Block, Sacred Trickster, Leaky Lifeboat, Antenna, Calming the Snake, Poison Arrow, No Way, Walkin Blue, Massage the History - LEE)

    NOTES:

  • Purchased immediately after the gear theft in July 1999, this was originally played by Thurston during the remainder of the July gigs, then used by Lee afterwards. This might be the guitar Lee referenced in Guitar World, a 1965 Fender Jazzmaster fitted with Telecaster Deluxe pickups. Either way, this is a Jazzblaster now! It's one of Lee's main guitars, though as of 2009 it had become a back-up for the Lee Ranaldo signature model.
  • White/cream body
  • 2 Tele Deluxe humbuckers (replaced soap bars)
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • 1 toggle switch
  • 2 knobs
  • Trem bar
  • Pikachu sticker
  • Used by Lee during March 2002 solo shows
  • String gauges: .050 .046 .036 .032 .022 .022
  • Listed as "WHITE" on 2000 set lists.

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  • march 2002 september 2002 july 2006 2000? 2000? thurston playing the guitar in july 1999 july 2006 july 2006 july 2009