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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Jaguars & Jazzmasters / Kurt Cobain Jaguar Question!

6L6
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Mar 1st, 2016 07:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yesterday I happened upon a really nice, MIM, Kurt Cobain Jaguar.

After reading up on it when I got home, I understand why there was a lot of distortion in the pickup (particularly the Bridge).

OK

My situation is this: I always play clean. Has anyone bothered to swap out humbuckers on this model in an effort to go clean? If so, what pups did you pick and how did they work out?

Like most of the Fender MIM's I've played, this one really rocks. LOVE the neck!

Suggestions are appreciated!

Thanks,

6

(This message was last edited by 6L6 at 09:42 PM, Mar 1st, 2016)

surfdog

Lakeside, CA

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Mar 2nd, 2016 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My friend replaced his Jaguar pickups with Joe Bardens. That's his favorite pickup and uses them in most of his guitars. His guitar sounds great. He also replaced the three switches with a Johnny Marr type blade pickup selector.

Jim Schmitz
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Rob Jai

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Mar 2nd, 2016 10:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've also wondered if the humbucker equpped Jags could be converted to more traditional units by just replacing the pickups with something like AVRI Jag pickups.

I'm no tech by any means but it would seem to me that as long as the pickup cavities are the same I would think that it would be a simple swap.

I always play clean and absolutely love the tone that I get from the Bare Knuckle pickups in my Johnny Marr Jag from all of the positions.

6L6
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Mar 2nd, 2016 11:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks guys.

I hadn't considered replacing the humbuckers with single coils. I'll call my techie and see what would be up with that.

This guitar just has a neck that is PERFECT for me and I love the shorter scale as my aging hands tend to not enjoy stretching as much.

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Mar 2nd, 2016 11:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey 6, Try the GFS P90s that fit in a humbucker space. I put a pair in an Epi Wilshire and I'm very pleased. Now one of my go to surf axes.

It's a drop in replacement. No routing required.

If you want to feel a nice neck find a Fender Offset Special. This comes with stacked JM sized HBs. I have Duncan Vintage JM in mine.

The guitars are also very light as they are thinlines with an F hole.

6L6
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Mar 3rd, 2016 08:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The guitars are also very light as they are thinlines with an F hole..."

Thanks Hammond.

I went back and played the Jag but realized it was just too heavy for me (must weigh 10lbs or so). I've decided to pass on it.

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Mar 3rd, 2016 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

6, Here is a link to an ebay auction that shows the Offset Special. They built these in vintage sunburst, black and shell pink. My guitar is sunburst.

The guitar was actually just fine and very bluesy with the stock PUs. I wanted a bit more of a JM tome from it so I swapped PUs. It still plays the blues just fine. With the offset Strat style body it is very comfortable to play. Again very light weight.

Scale length is standard Strat at 25 1/2" so if your looking for a 24" scale Jag this won't be a good choice. I do like the neck on this model, just a little chubby, not too thick and not too thin. The vintage tint makes it a real looker.

When I play it out I'm always asked questions about it as it is rater unusual.

ebay link

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Mar 3rd, 2016 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yea, some of the Jaguars can get stupid heavy.

My MIM CP isn't ten pounds but it's as heavy as my Bass VI (and feels moreso because it's smaller).

Neck though is worth every effort.

Routing won't be typical Jaguar on any of the HH guitars though, so you'd have to do work to put single coils in there.

I have coil blend on mine so it's a happy medium.

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Mar 3rd, 2016 10:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Hey 6, Try the GFS P90s that fit in a humbucker space. I put a pair in an Epi Wilshire and I'm very pleased."

I just dropped a Dream 90 into the neck slot of a Telecaster - really nice pickup!!



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