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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: is that a new jaguar, squire? Reply with quote

it sure is! it's a squier jaguar, is what it is.



had some technical issues at a gig on friday, which led to me realising that my duo-sonic isn't suitable as a backup guitar for this band, for a few reasons. so i needed a backup jaguar. so i done bought one.

initial thoughts- the bridge and tailpiece are guff, and i'll have to swap them out (need a trem lock). the control plate is a tiny bit squint, only really noticeable up close. the bridge pickup is a wee bit 'honky' sounding, although i haven't tried it through my gigging amp yet. the fretboard needs oiled.

plus points- the finish is nice, the neck feels good, it looks cool, sounds decent enough, and cost 255. for a backup / guitar i'm not afraid to throw at the floor in a massive rage, it'll be perfect with a few minor modifications.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really wish they made these left handed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking thing!
Whats up with the duo stewart? Anything I can help fix next time you're down I would be happy to help.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw it on Facebook and was immediately jealous.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurb wrote:
Lovely looking thing!
Whats up with the duo stewart? Anything I can help fix next time you're down I would be happy to help.


nothing a general round of TLC wouldn't sort, i need to clean the switches (if you so much as look at them they start cutting out), general setup, that kind of thing... i'm considering drilling out the clay dots on the side of the neck and replacing them with something actually visible, at the moment they're the same colour as the wood, and are about as much use as a fart in a thunderstorm.

i must admit i'm kind of struggling with the A width neck at the moment, but that's probably because i haven't played it in ages. i'm so used to the jag, for some reason it just suits the 2-piece material better than the duo, which has slightly less bite.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While we're at it - what went wrong with the Jag to cause you're fury?




(woot hotel wifi).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Now you've a shiny new one to play with, can I have your old spare one?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

255, cant go wrong. Sleep easy before/after gigs as well. Hail Squier!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
Hurb wrote:
Lovely looking thing!
Whats up with the duo stewart? Anything I can help fix next time you're down I would be happy to help.


nothing a general round of TLC wouldn't sort, i need to clean the switches (if you so much as look at them they start cutting out), general setup, that kind of thing... i'm considering drilling out the clay dots on the side of the neck and replacing them with something actually visible, at the moment they're the same colour as the wood, and are about as much use as a fart in a thunderstorm.

i must admit i'm kind of struggling with the A width neck at the moment, but that's probably because i haven't played it in ages. i'm so used to the jag, for some reason it just suits the 2-piece material better than the duo, which has slightly less bite.


Well like I say if you haven't sorted by the time you are round these ends(or passing) I will be happy to help......but you can drill that neck yourself you bloody crack pot!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
While we're at it - what went wrong with the Jag to cause you're fury?




(woot hotel wifi).


that'll explain the errant apostrophe then... tee hee

i dunno, there was all sorts of weird shit going on, i still haven't traced the source of the problem. it may or may not have been my guitar, but at one point (during a song obviously) both my amps cut out, leaving me singing along a-capella to a fucking drum beat. if it had been a fault with an amp, or a supply cable, the other would still be working. it had to be the guitar, my main output cable (which was working, i'd checked earlier) or my splitter. when i plugged the spare guitar in, it worked. unfortunately, i broke a string on THAT on the 2nd last song, leaving me potentially fucked. i tried the jag again, and luckily it was working, but i was really angry, and ended up kicking it across the floor, which was stupid.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurb wrote:
stewart wrote:
Hurb wrote:
Lovely looking thing!
Whats up with the duo stewart? Anything I can help fix next time you're down I would be happy to help.


nothing a general round of TLC wouldn't sort, i need to clean the switches (if you so much as look at them they start cutting out), general setup, that kind of thing... i'm considering drilling out the clay dots on the side of the neck and replacing them with something actually visible, at the moment they're the same colour as the wood, and are about as much use as a fart in a thunderstorm.

i must admit i'm kind of struggling with the A width neck at the moment, but that's probably because i haven't played it in ages. i'm so used to the jag, for some reason it just suits the 2-piece material better than the duo, which has slightly less bite.


Well like I say if you haven't sorted by the time you are round these ends(or passing) I will be happy to help......but you can drill that neck yourself you bloody crack pot!!


might just use tipp-ex instead!

i'm just such a lazy bastard i haven't done any maintenance to it for 3 or 4 years apart from the odd string change, and it's starting to show.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
i tried the jag again, and luckily it was working, but i was really angry, and ended up kicking it across the floor, which was stupid.


Made for a belting video though, which I am assuming you're too modest to post so I will...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
which I am assuming you're too modest to post


modest? not at all, it's because i look like a fat, balding chump rather than the stick-thin indie elf of my youth. it's a nice shirt though.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
Hurb wrote:
stewart wrote:
Hurb wrote:
Lovely looking thing!
Whats up with the duo stewart? Anything I can help fix next time you're down I would be happy to help.


nothing a general round of TLC wouldn't sort, i need to clean the switches (if you so much as look at them they start cutting out), general setup, that kind of thing... i'm considering drilling out the clay dots on the side of the neck and replacing them with something actually visible, at the moment they're the same colour as the wood, and are about as much use as a fart in a thunderstorm.

i must admit i'm kind of struggling with the A width neck at the moment, but that's probably because i haven't played it in ages. i'm so used to the jag, for some reason it just suits the 2-piece material better than the duo, which has slightly less bite.


Well like I say if you haven't sorted by the time you are round these ends(or passing) I will be happy to help......but you can drill that neck yourself you bloody crack pot!!


might just use tipp-ex instead!

i'm just such a lazy bastard i haven't done any maintenance to it for 3 or 4 years apart from the odd string change, and it's starting to show.


to be fair those type of switches are a bit of a shit design (for guitar use) anyway. the tip ex may react with the nitro and melt the neck!
I will stop now...don't want to be the ex owner who thinks he still has ownership over what you do to it haha
(I have an Auntie who does that with OUR dog and it pisses me right off!)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drilling it is then!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i must say as well; i wouldn't normally bother about stuff going wrong at an ordinary gig, but this was a big one with one of my favourite bands, and i was spitting fucking feathers by the end. anyway, all turned out right in the end.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad


put lights in it!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
benecol wrote:
which I am assuming you're too modest to post


modest? not at all, it's because i look like a fat, balding chump rather than the stick-thin indie elf of my youth. it's a nice shirt though.
I still laugh at the 'half chewed tennis ball' hairstyle description Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does the Squier immediately compare with the 66? I imagine they are similar enough to make you feel uncomfortable thinking about the price difference. Since I got my Jag I haven't thought about how much I paid for it, and I think that is a good policy.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's a sensible idea for someone wanting an inexpensive backup to a jag. even with some upgraded hardware, you're going to be into it for under $600. very nice!
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