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69tele



Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Nov 1st, 2013 09:34 AM        

Had my eye on a new JM in shoreline gold on ebay, and was waiting to sell a PRS SE in order to buy.<br /> <br /> Then it sold :-(<br /> <br /> Come my 40th this week and it was my wife who bought it for me ! <br /> <br /> not only that she got me a mustang 3 amp too<br /> <br /> the guitar is lovely only had a quick strum last night but it certainly looks the biz !<br /> <br /> she's a keeper (and my wife as well)



Hammond101

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Nov 1st, 2013 09:57 AM        

Very cool story! The JM is a real looker. Do you get to keep the PRS? Hehe.<br /> <br /> Both definitely keepers.



MLC

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Nov 2nd, 2013 11:44 AM        

Very cool!!<br /> <br /> That's a beautiful guitar, too. Enjoy!!!



professor

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North Gnarlyington

Nov 2nd, 2013 04:00 PM        

Whoa! I want one of those! Beautiful!<br /> <br />



back breaker



eureka, usa

Kid! STOP! you're rockin' the forest!
Nov 3rd, 2013 10:12 AM        

looks an awful lot like my thin skin jaguar... good color choice!<br />



69tele



Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Nov 3rd, 2013 11:15 AM        

thanks guys used it yesterday at a gig and well pleased. still not sure on the PRS SE may sell it in favour of a Cabronita Thinline



Bubbalou

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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Nov 3rd, 2013 04:24 PM        

very nice! Congratulations. That is really cool of your wife too. And Happy Birthday!!



fscott

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Nov 3rd, 2013 09:39 PM        

I have never owned or played a JM but I'm going to be checking them out.



69tele



Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Nov 4th, 2013 01:28 AM        

Superb guitars I have a 62 RI Jag, the 65 JM now, and also a related cousin the Toronado.<br /> <br /> The offset shape makes them very comfortable to play and there is a wide palette of sounds.<br /> <br /> Also check out the Mex and Japan made models if your budget is less <br /> <br />



Bubbalou

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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Nov 6th, 2013 03:47 PM        

How does the 62RI compare to the 65 JM<br />



69tele



Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Nov 7th, 2013 03:20 AM        

I haven't done a proper A/B test yet but I def think the JM sounds mellower to my ears than the Jag, which is quite a lot brighter and has more attack in the sound.<br /> <br /> maybe easier to play as well, could be the difference in scale I suppose !<br /> <br /> also less controls to deal with.<br /> <br /> also noticed on the JM that the bass strings dont jump out of the bridge like on the Jag<br /> <br /> Will do a proper comparison when I get some time, here's my review on the Jag in the meantime



telegib



Canada

Nov 7th, 2013 04:45 AM        

Nice guitar! Congrats. You'll enjoy that Mustang III when you start exploring it too.



Hammond101

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Nov 8th, 2013 10:07 AM        

"also noticed on the JM that the bass strings dont jump out of the bridge like on the Jag"<br /> <br /> This is very fixable on the Jag. There is not enough string tension pushing downward on the bridge. Fender Offsets are famous for this set up "error". <br /> <br /> If you shim the neck up slightly at the rear you will gain string angle over the bridge and increase the downward force. This will increase sustain a bit too. All part of getting one of these beauties right.



back breaker



eureka, usa

Kid! STOP! you're rockin' the forest!
Nov 8th, 2013 11:05 AM        

also the heavier gauge strings work well too. in fact i have to go get some today. i have been running with the sizes given in the pack that comes with the guitar but I am inclined with my next set up to go with a much heavier size (I like the beefy sound and don't bend too much).<br /> <br />



69tele



Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Nov 15th, 2013 02:19 AM        

Finally got round to taking some photos, <br /> <br /> Also played her together with my Jag, they feel sound similar but have there differences, to be honest I think I prefer the simpler electronics in the JM, although you can obviously get more tonal variety in the Jag.<br /> <br /> No mute is welcome.. just gets it the way, and the paint finish is def different, the older jag seems more slippery than the new flash coat finish.<br /> <br /> Also has anyone noticed the round collar under the string tee in the new ones is plastic ?<br /> <br /> The new case is also less wide than the one I got with Jag or my other RI Fenders.<br /> <br /> Also the pups seem more aggressive on the Jag more bite with OD etc..



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