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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why offer a modern spec anything at all cuz they all suck ass?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the flatter 9.5 boards over the 7.25. That's about the only modern anything I like better on guitars and that's really only on Fenders.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why ever offer a radius that’s easier to play on when you could just keep the 60’S MOJO CURVE? Roober raises a good point
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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These prices are crazy though, nearly $1200 bucks for a Made in Mexico modified Jaguar.


Pretty normal for the UK, we've been getting fucked on guitar prices compared to the US for decades.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:
jcyphe wrote:
These prices are crazy though, nearly $1200 bucks for a Made in Mexico modified Jaguar.


Pretty normal for the UK, we've been getting fucked on guitar prices compared to the US for decades.


It still bothers me a bit that I once didn't buy a Baja Tele for £350 with my first pay cheque of a call centre summer job I had in 2006 or so, and now the prices (even second hand) are multiples of that figure.

I know inflation is a thing, but still.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus wrote:
NickD wrote:
jcyphe wrote:
These prices are crazy though, nearly $1200 bucks for a Made in Mexico modified Jaguar.


Pretty normal for the UK, we've been getting fucked on guitar prices compared to the US for decades.


It still bothers me a bit that I once didn't buy a Baja Tele for £350 with my first pay cheque of a call centre summer job I had in 2006 or so, and now the prices (even second hand) are multiples of that figure.

I know inflation is a thing, but still.


Guitar stuff has risen way out of line with inflation, though, with Fender being a bit mercenary on top of that. Most of the price rises that have led to that Baja Tele price going up have been majorly down to political and business decisions. The VAT rise after the financial crash was a big one, which then led to companies raising their prices anyway, either soon after, or over time. Brexit is another one, and will push it even higher if it actually happens.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ekwatts wrote:
Bacchus wrote:
NickD wrote:
jcyphe wrote:
These prices are crazy though, nearly $1200 bucks for a Made in Mexico modified Jaguar.


Pretty normal for the UK, we've been getting fucked on guitar prices compared to the US for decades.


It still bothers me a bit that I once didn't buy a Baja Tele for £350 with my first pay cheque of a call centre summer job I had in 2006 or so, and now the prices (even second hand) are multiples of that figure.

I know inflation is a thing, but still.


Guitar stuff has risen way out of line with inflation, though, with Fender being a bit mercenary on top of that. Most of the price rises that have led to that Baja Tele price going up have been majorly down to political and business decisions. The VAT rise after the financial crash was a big one, which then led to companies raising their prices anyway, either soon after, or over time. Brexit is another one, and will push it even higher if it actually happens.


If a Baja Tele was £350 in 2006, and prices kept in line with inflation, then it should be around £500.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pound used to be really strong back then. In late 2007 before the real nature of the crash was known, and it was believed to be an American-only issue, the pound was worth 2 dollarydoos.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
The pound used to be really strong back then. In late 2007 before the real nature of the crash was known, and it was believed to be an American-only issue, the pound was worth 2 dollarydoos.


This is true, but even with the currencies at the FX rates they are now, guitars shouldn't be as expensive as they are.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's a full 15 minutes with the Vintera 60's MOD tele (AKA baja tele)

its got custom shop pickups, S1 switch, 4 way slidey


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aparently Sonic Blue is Heavier than Fiesta Red ?

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Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Fiesta Red
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149723340
Sonic Blue
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149723372


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:
jcyphe wrote:
These prices are crazy though, nearly $1200 bucks for a Made in Mexico modified Jaguar.


Pretty normal for the UK, we've been getting fucked on guitar prices compared to the US for decades.

To clarify, the HH Jag is $1149 US. And colors aside, it really doesn't look much different than the old Classic Player models, which were much cheaper IIRC.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/JagV60MHHPSG--fender-vintera-60s-jaguar-modified-hh-surf-green

One thing I do really like about these though is the neck tint.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, my AVRI '57 Strat cost less than these when I got it new at GC in 2002. The MIMs had been headed that way though, and the later series of AVs (different "years" like a '56 and '59 etc) they did a few years back were outrageous, like 2500 or something.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
aparently Sonic Blue is Heavier than Fiesta Red ?

Quote:

Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Fiesta Red
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149723340
Sonic Blue
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149723372

it's the extra mojo
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
robroe wrote:
aparently Sonic Blue is Heavier than Fiesta Red ?

Quote:

Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Fiesta Red
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149723340
Sonic Blue
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0149723372

it's the extra mojo


It’s from the mojo radius. By curving the fretboard you increase the TOANS and such WEIGHTY RIFFS add that extra SOUND POUND.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE FUCKIN FRETBOARD IS THE SAME ON THE RED ONE AND THE BLUE ONE


NEEENER NEEENER NEEENER
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kingkiller wrote:
Why ever offer a radius that’s easier to play on when you could just keep the 60’S MOJO CURVE? Roober raises a good point


Modern radius doesn't make anything easier except shredtastically low action for the tippity-tapping.

No 7.25" = not a Fender
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dillon wrote:
NickD wrote:
jcyphe wrote:
These prices are crazy though, nearly $1200 bucks for a Made in Mexico modified Jaguar.


Pretty normal for the UK, we've been getting fucked on guitar prices compared to the US for decades.

To clarify, the HH Jag is $1149 US. And colors aside, it really doesn't look much different than the old Classic Player models, which were much cheaper IIRC.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/JagV60MHHPSG--fender-vintera-60s-jaguar-modified-hh-surf-green

One thing I do really like about these though is the neck tint.


Yeah, you are the same as UK prices now, but we've been there for a while. We used to pay considerably more, irrespective of FX rates and inflation (and the FX rates fluctuated up and down, sometimes considerably, but the guitar prices always went up) It used to be something like the dollar price in sterling, but I don't think anyone would pay £1150 for a Mexican Jag.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am part of the 7.25" with vintage frets crowd. I'm just moving chords around and strumming real fast, so the old-school set up works best for me. Unfortunately I prefer the tune-o-matic style bridge for the JM or Jag. A vintage Tele or Mustang sounds very nice though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if I really care about radius that much, I just like small frets and on Fenders they usually happen to only be on 7.25 necks.
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