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mezzio13
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:12 pm    Post subject: Antigua Baritone Jazzmaster Reply with quote

Been away from my PC for a few days, so I'm tardy to the party on this one. Excellent Christmas gift from the family.



I'm really impressed with build quality. No buzzes, no sharp frets, tight neck pocket. In all seriousness, it's comparable, if not better than my Am Del strat. Weird. Tuning is stable, action is reasonably low (all things considered). The pups are Duncan Design, they're not quite as hot as the Quarter Pounders that Fran had on his Jazzy years ago, but still beefy enough. The range of sounds on this is from spaghetti western to Boris. I've really been able to dial in some really great stuff. Plus ANTUGUA!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this on facespace. Very cool!!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol no phonescale
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also saw it on FB, congrats, it's so you it's like a signature model.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Also saw it on FB, congrats, it's so you it's like a signature model.


My thoughts exactly, despite being a wonky in-between model with that funky reverb handle output jack it's a perfect fit and must be a thrill to play Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice score.
That picture raises questions though. Is that a gremlin on top of the tree and who's doing the water-skiing?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most excellent.
I've been pretty curious about these since they were announced. The 30" scale is appealing (I play a VI tuned to baritone, so the same scale/tension as these), and I'd love to hear how one sounds with heavier strings and tuned E-e like a VI... Jazzmaster pickups and 30" scale bass has been a combo I've been wanting to test.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i told him about this thing back in August and sent him a photo of me with it in Ithaca.

he was like DUHHH DUDE ITS AWESOME I ALREADY KNOWWWW

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
it's so you it's like a signature model.


lol, first thing I thought

As both an antigua and Bass VI enthusiast I always liked these. If I actually went that route I'm sure now I'd just get the VM VI, but these are pretty sweet IMO.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
i told him about this thing back in August and sent him a photo of me with it in Ithaca.

he was like DUHHH DUDE ITS AWESOME I ALREADY KNOWWWW

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/10314593_10154447521487571_6530540361213867696_n.jpg?oh=68b965d447c6013b272bc7c944244a9c&oe=57212A3Bhttps://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/10314593_10154447521487571_6530540361213867696_n.jpg?oh=68b965d447c6013b272bc7c944244a9c&oe=57212A3Bhttps://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/10314593_10154447521487571_6530540361213867696_n.jpg?oh=68b965d447c6013b272bc7c944244a9c&oe=57212A3Bhttps://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/10314593_10154447521487571_6530540361213867696_n.jpg?oh=68b965d447c6013b272bc7c944244a9c&oe=57212A3B


Mine is a little more green than that one, which is better in my book. I'll have to side by side w/ my Antigua Tele. I might try my hand at a demo, although I am inexperienced with such things.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Holidays MEZZ!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so rad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its weird the one i found is so much more brown. and the pickguard too.......

don't they fuckin make the pickguards on some kinda computah over there? like they don't got john out back with a rattle can doing each one right?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is fucking awesome. Last january when i went to some fancy ass LA guitar store that was the only instrument I spent any time with. I look forward to hearing it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aen wrote:
That is fucking awesome. Last january when i went to some fancy ass LA guitar store that was the only instrument I spent any time with. I look forward to hearing taking it over to rob's so he can make a stupid 20 minute video about it!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also a good plan
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
aen wrote:
That is fucking awesome. Last january when i went to some fancy ass LA guitar store that was the only instrument I spent any time with. I look forward to hearing taking it over to rob's so he can make a stupid 20 minute video about it!


Saturday?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still haven't made that video, but...

So last night was the first time I got to stretch out my baritone Jazzmaster. The added string length and the heavier strings just add so much. They vibrate and resonate right through you. Also, with the strings being 12-60s, I can just pound on them with not as much breaking, and man can you push down on a palm mute. The wimpy stock Duncan Design pups were breaking up like they were EMG 81's (with admittedly less volume).

I should have started playing these things in like 1984.....

Holy crap....

I posted the same of Facebook and Rob called me a puss for only playing 12's, but he only plays the top 3 strings anyway. Wink
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