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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:18 pm    Post subject: NGD - Surf green partsguar Reply with quote

Yep, I bought this thing. VM body, Modern Player neck. I thought I remembered a thread being posted on it but didn't remember all the drama. Haters. Except, I bought it with the original Squier pickguard, and it's missing a bridge pickup, and wiring. Looking like this.



My plan was to just buy some AVRI or Duncan pickups, wire it up, and call it good (which I may still do), but then I remembered that I have a pair of Mosrite pickups I've been itching to put in something. I think those would be a nice complement for the Jaguar, and it wouldn't cost me anything. I'd just have to route for them. Which is fine, because it needs shielding and wiring anyway, meaning I have to take everything apart. I also have a black Jaguar pickguard in my parts drawer. Shitty paint mockups





They look like P90s there, but they're actually a bit larger, and sound more like a JM pickup. Forgot to change the trem tip color...and I would probably do witch hats. I think I like the white pickguard better, but black would be different.

I also have no idea what I want to do with the rhythm circuit controls. I almost never used them on previous Jags. Have any clever ideas?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

White fo sho
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am leaning towards white but I dont think black looks bad at all
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say black cuz its less common. Both look awesome though
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is cool as shit! What's the story on the body?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! It's just a Squier Vintage Modified body. I dunno if there's a story behind it, other than I bought it off here. I honestly can't figure out what the trem is from though, it's the only one I've seen that's Fender branded, but has no lock. Also a trem arm I had leftover from another project---which I think is for an MIJ/CIJ trem---fits it perfectly, even locks in place.

Edit: Looks like the trem is from a Blacktop JM, Korean made.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Body is just a standard vm jag body I routed for a humbucker in the bridge. Trems a blacktop trem I got from HNB. You should get a warmoth bridge. Or a staytrem if you have the extra cash. It's what I was gonna do.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man you aren't kidding, I just strung it up and the Squier Mustang bridge is unfortunately as awful as everyone says. The strings don't stay in the slots, and the low E string won't even intonate. Is there anywhere I can get a Staytrem bridge aside from their site? They're closed until the 24th. (WTF what kind of business shuts down a website due to a building relocation?) I've never tried a Warmoth Mustang bridge, but I'd almost rather try my hand at drilling and threading adjustment screws into the Fender Mustang bridge I have. That or just buy Graphtech saddles.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something in my head is saying pearl but I guess that might look to dressy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MINT PEARL!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard the warmoth bridges are pretty good. I do enjoy my staytrem bridge on my starcaster though. You gotta make sure to get 9.5 radius. And yeahhh I had that problem too. There site was down months ago as well. I bought one off someone on OSG. I just made a wanted to by post.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once spent a very pleasant hour on the phone with John Staytrem back when he was starting out. He strikes me as an older guy who is running this business and also holding down a normal life, so I guess he has himself some downtime when needed. I simply cannot speak highly enough about him and the stay trem Jag arm I got from him (custom made to fit a CP jag - the first he'd done).

Worth the wait yo.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I would go staytrem over mastery. I've seen a lot of the staytrems last longer on OSG and the masters are too expensive.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They also look HEEEEEDIOUS
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. There's not much intonating or adjustment screw slippage with a staytrem either.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always like tortoise on surfgreen. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tort on surf green is my fave, but the black looks pretty good too.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, what is the drama?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh it was just that people were accusing you of paul1k-ness because of putting a Fender neck on a Squier Laughing

Well, it turns out that the Squier pickguard is a different shape entirely than an MIJ/CIJ Fender. Or rather, the plates are in slightly different locations. So, can't use the black pickguard I have. But, it DOES look kind of nice with white Jag pickups.

I also can't use the Squier pickguard to mount the Mosrite pickups, because the pickup holes are wider than the mounting points of the Mosrite pickups. I could use a mounting ring, but it would cover up the pickguard screw holes. So, I ordered some AVRI pickups off Amazon of all places, $80 brand new for a pair, couldn't pass that up.





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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That black guard looks awesome
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