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Joe Potts

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Apr 15th, 2017 04:30 PM        

The Classic Player Jaguar Special HH has caught my attention.<br /> <br /> The coil blend control sounds like it could be very useful - full humbucker, full single coil, and anything in between.<br /> <br /> Kill switch, and tone cut switch. I'm not exactly sure what that does - Fender has nothing more to say about it on their site. I'm guessing it's similar to the Gretsch "mud" switch, and it acts like rolling the tone control back a bit.<br /> <br /> I had a single coil CP Jag about five years ago, and thought the overall quality was good.<br /> <br /> Any opinions on the HH?<br />



reverendrob

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Apr 15th, 2017 06:04 PM        

I've had one for years now.<br /> <br /> It has everything I've wanted from a Jaguar.<br /> <br /> The coil blend is glorious - will go from jazzbox to traditional Jaguar on demand.<br /> <br /> Kill switch is simply 'cut signal', like rolling off the volume on one pickup on a Gibson and flipping the switch. I use it for two purposes - if I leave the guitar on a stand for a minute while plugged in as a "stop amp from humming while idle" and as a "kill the magnetic pickups" on some patches for my guitar synth.<br /> <br /> The slightly moved trem system both contributes to tuning stability and allows the GK-3 synth pickup to be added on the rear strap button instead of drilling a hole.<br /> <br /> The "tone cut" switch is just a standard Jaguar strangle switch - high pass filter cutting low end, as traditional.<br /> <br /> Pickups are actually a lot better than I expected, it was the first Fender I ever played that had good stock buckers. <br /> <br /> As an added bonus, it's no truss-on headstock hole and no skunk stripe, which is good for cosmetics for me as it reminds me of my old transitional Fender offsets.<br /> <br /> For the money, I don't think there's a better Jaguar coming out of Fender - and frankly, I can't stomach the idea of spending $2500 for a MIA one with proper accoutrements.



Joe Potts

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Apr 15th, 2017 07:03 PM        

Thanks, reverendrob. Appreciate the info. I think I'm intrigued.



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