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16 November 2012 - 01:29 PM
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08 November 2012 - 10:41 PMSorry these are so late. I got the guitar on Saturday night and she was in rough shape so I have been spending the little free time I have fixing her up. This guitar was played hard and put away wet plus the previous owner had done a lot of duct tape mods that rookies do with Jazzmasters:
- put blue masking tape around the bridge posts to prevent the bridge from rocking
- tape under the bridge saddles to freeze them
- had 13s on this guitar without adjusting the neck. You could have driven a Mac truck between the bottom string and 12th fret.
- gunk on the guitar
- weird stains on the pickguard and pickup covers (cleaned them with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. Great invention).
I basically took the guitar apart, cleaned it, removed all tape, took the neck off to adjust the truss rod, and strung her up with 11s. Now she plays like a well oiled machine.
01 November 2012 - 10:33 AMI've been tracking a 2003 CIJ Jazzmaster on CraigsList (googled the serial no. to get the year). The price is right even if it is stock. I've wanted a CIJ Jaguar since I cannot afford a USA one, but the Jazzmaster is a close second. The longer scale does not intimidate me too much since one of my guitar heros Lee Ranaldo plays them and he cannot be much taller than me; ~67 inches.
Any fans of the Jazzmaster? Pros or Cons you'd like to share. Maybe for xmas I can do some upgrades: Mastery Bridge, SD Antiquity pickups, etc.
15 October 2012 - 02:14 PMSaturday I was in Schroeder Audio to pick up my Sunrise Orange SG after having some fretwork done. While in there I noticed a bunch of amps in a corner. Turns out it was Wilco's U.S. touring amps and right there on the counter was Nels Cline's red DB-7 head. Amazing. Not unlike when I saw the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame. I stood next to it trying to absorb any mojo I could. Tweedy's pimped out white Vox head was in the pile too, but it was buried by some Fender combos.