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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Jaguars & Jazzmasters / Everybody just too happy playing their offsets ?

windmill
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Australia

older,better
Mar 30th, 2013 05:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

There hasn't been much offset news here lately.

Had the thinskin JM set up the other day,looks like there is a neck problem. The upper frets may need some preferential skimming to be able to get the action down.



reverendrob
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Howl like a wolf

And a witch will open the door
Mar 31st, 2013 02:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not much news out in the wild of new stuff, the VI is just too expensive for me for a while, so I'm playing what I have!

No complaints with any of it.

back breaker

eureka, usa

Mar 31st, 2013 05:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

this past year five years has been a massive output on fender's part for offsets.... the sonic youths, cobain, 65's johnny marr, 50th anni jag.... bass vi... though we have seen the end of 62's the end of elvis c.'s signature, thin skins are almost gone....... the marble keeps moving... better that people are playing than writing, spose.


what kinds of amps are people using out there?

i use a vibro-king with the extension (both 2008s) which actually match the year of my thin skin jag....just realized that!




MLC
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It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Mar 31st, 2013 05:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Still completely happy with my Thinskin JM. And I still think it's one of THE best guitars I've ever owned.

I had it set up by the local tech who has always improved every guitar I've taken to him over the years. No difference with the Jazzy - he did say that the neck/frets needed a little attention, but it's been perfect since that work was done.

As far as what I plug mine into, it sounds incredible with everything I own - '68 Deluxe Reverb, Gibson Goldtone GA15-RV, Mission 5E3.
I probably like it the best when I run it through a stereo reverb pedal (Hardwire RV-7) into the DR and GA15.

windmill
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Australia

older,better
Mar 31st, 2013 06:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

Backbreakers right, the offsets are having their moments in the sun. Hard to complain about the choice out there now.

Mine get played through a 60's Princeton Reverb

reverendrob
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Mar 31st, 2013 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Depends on my mood and what I want, Mustang V head, Roland Jazz Chorus, or HRD.

Run through my insane all dirt pedalboard and Space Echo.

Dolemite
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Apr 1st, 2013 06:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

If I may represent the cheapskate contingent for a moment, I'd like to point out that the only guitars on the rack in my lab these days are my Squier J Mascis JM & VM Jaguar. The whammys behave very nicely, pickups sound great, and they are both a joy to play. They sound fabulous through Voxes, Fenders & Marshalls.

back breaker

eureka, usa

Apr 1st, 2013 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

good guitars are good guitars regardless of the price (less expensive means more bang for your buck in a lot of situations)- there are no cheapskates with these gits!



barry.b

australia

Apr 3rd, 2013 12:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

@windmill

does it count that I caught Rob Hurst and the other Midnight Oil guys (as "The Break") at Byron Bay Bluesfest? They've just released a new album - much more interesting than the first.

surf music with angst and wierdness (a Theramin for FFS!)

Both Martin Rotsey and Jim Morgine playing Jazzmasters with straight Jazzmaster sounds (not many FX apart from echo and reverb).

sounded great.

The Break also backed Rodriguez on his tour (Bluesfest at Easter and elsewhere earlier). I have to admit, that as good as Hurst is a drummer, he's a rock drummer where latin feels don't come naturally - it showed (at least to me).


there, that's my offset news.

Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Apr 3rd, 2013 10:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Dolemite, What strings and gauge string do you use on the J Mascis JM?

GuitarGeorge

Long Island, NY, USA

May 2nd, 2013 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Much happier now that I've changed out the 1Meg pots in my Thinskin Jag for 250K pots.

(This message was last edited by GuitarGeorge at 11:09 AM, May 2nd, 2013)

back breaker

eureka, usa

May 2nd, 2013 09:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

how has this improved the sound (just curious since i am playing the same model). what type of amp are you running through?




GuitarGeorge

Long Island, NY, USA

May 3rd, 2013 07:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

"how has this improved the sound (just curious since i am playing the same model). what type of amp are you running through?"

It removed some of the extreme high end and made the controls more usable. Before the mod, the Volume and Tone controls were almost like on/off switches. The 250K pots put some usable range to them.

I play through eiter a PRRI or a '57 Deluxe.




MLC
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...it's good enough.
May 3rd, 2013 07:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Much happier now that I've changed out the 1Meg pots in my Thinskin Jag for 250K pots."

I did the same thing with my Jazzmaster.
Initially, I did it to better match the rhythm circuit, but it did improve the sound and usable range of the controls on the "main" circuit.

Since then, I've also changed the rhythm circuit to be a direct connection from the neck pickup straight to the output.
It's kinda like a "lead boost", now - very useful (for me, anyway).

back breaker

eureka, usa

May 4th, 2013 09:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

maybe the amp difference also has something to do with it as well. i don't to much tone swishing on my jag mostly on my amp when i want to change things up (the vibro-king is much bigger and with the extension cab it has 3 10's and 2 12's thus more air to work with)but i find that the amp and just the switches are all i use to get sounds (almost too many with those options). but i am going to start playing around with the pots to see what i can report back with.... your post is interesting.



Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
May 6th, 2013 05:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

At the recommendation from Dolemite I put some TI Jazz Flat .012's on my J Mascis JM. Love the tone and the guitar staying in tune using the trem bar. Take a little to get used to the tension but it's all good so far.

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