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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Squier VM's are AVRI size. Smile US guards will fit. I have a vintage tortoise guard on my Squier.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh. No one was really complaining about it. I just didn't really care for the vm Jaguar neck. It is too fat. Also I had that Modern Player jag neck laying around. You should check out offset, there are soooo many headstock refinishes going on over there with fender logos lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
The Squier VM's are AVRI size. Smile US guards will fit. I have a vintage tortoise guard on my Squier.

Awesome, good to know, thanks! Really kind of bizarre the bodies are built to AVRI spec, but at least that leaves me some options if I don't end up making a pickguard.

Question for anyone who owns a VM Jaguar, are the electronics as noisy as some people say? Or rather, are they worth replacing? So far as I can tell, they have Alpha pots and Switchcraft switches, which aren't bad in my experience. Same as the MIJ/CIJ Jags IIRC.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My neck pickup is a little microphonic (which I actually like, it comes in handy for feedback) and i get a little buzz when my hands arent on any metal parts, even with both pickups on. In fact, it gets a little louder when both pickups are on. It usually doesnt bother me. In my opinion, you probably only need to replace the pots, the switches seem fine.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked the electronics in it when I had it stock. I just wanted a humbucker. I love the switches that came with it. They're really low file. Let should of had these on his mustangs haha
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As HNB Mentioned, the Squier VM series are the same measurements as AVRI/US guards, so thats the way to go. My vote is for mint, BTW. Black covers/knobs/switches though, just saying!

I personally think the mastery stuff is just as good as staytrem, and i've found mastery, though fewer individual saddle adjustments, to intonate just as well as anything. If cash werent an object i'd say its purely a question of vintage vs more contemporary aesthetics. But ANYWAY

I think the mosrite pickups are a really cool idea, cant say i've seen people put those in much of anything else. Looking forward to the completion of this project!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posting about my old Jag in HNB's LE Jazzmaster thread reminded me I never posted what happened with this one. I modified the black guard to (roughly) fit US / VM dimensions. Then in early 2015, I joined a band where the other guy was using a KC Jag, and thought what the hell, why not do an hambucker in the bridge of mine? It was routed for it. I don't really care about the condition of that black pickguard, so I filed it out to fit the HB. That required use of black shit around the pickup to cover the longer Jag pickup hole, but whatever.

The HB in it now is a late 70s Gibson pickup reading around 7.4K. It's very obviously not F spaced, but I don't care because it sounds fantastic. Unfortunately it's out of phase with the neck pickup, so I've gotta figure that out. I can't remember if one of the AVRI pickups is RW/RP, but if so, maybe I could swap the neck pickup for the bridge.

Anyway I've played it a lot lately and I'm now remembering the quirks of the Jag / JM trem. Bridge won't stay in place and rattles like mad. The trem is from a Blacktop and it works alright, but I might upgrade to AVRI anyway. It feels cheap compared to better options. Also I wish there were shorter arms. The stock one goes right up by the toggle switch and I've gotta be careful not to hit it. Also also want to stain that bright white arm tip to match.

Color is hard to photograph. Not quite as green as it looks here.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sexy!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

really cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Good. Very good.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niiiiiice
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dillon wrote:
Bridge won't stay in place and rattles like mad.


Electrical tape innit.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! After a good setup, it's my favorite guitar I have in standard tuning.

I've done the electrical tape thing before, but I think this time 'round I want to do something a bit more classy. Quite surprised to see that
StewMac now sells what looks like a decent upgrade for cheaper than any other option. The trem even has a lock.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dillon wrote:
That required use of black shit around the pickup to cover the longer Jag pickup hole, but whatever.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing I actually don't mind it because it's black on black. And it's a metal ring so it doesn't look quite so cheap. Doesn't stick out as much as

Can't find an HS pickguard anyway so I'd have to custom make one. Or take my chances on a Warmoth one fitting.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tip by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, this Jag is just a sweet looking guitar
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
tip by Christopher Louck, on Flickr


Amber tip aside (looks like a gross septic zit in that context), that is BYOOTYFUL, like Buckethead's LP
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic job, I wouldn't sweat the fender logo on a patscaster, so long as you don't pass it off as a fender I never understood the hoopla Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstanding! I love your choice of zebra humbucker for the bridge. The white part of the bucker complements the white Jag pickup while the black part of the bucker fades into the black pickguard. I could imagine that from a distance someone might have a difficult time distinguishing it as a humbucker and wonder "how the fuck is he getting that fat sound from a Jag pickup?". The black pickup ring looks fine on this guitar. It would look shit if it were a white or light colored pickguard, but it works for this guitar. Great job! I love it!
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