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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: SQ Affinity Jazzmaster modding Reply with quote

It just came in, quite nice quality for china overall..nice modding platform ..for 200 Euros.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

checking the wood, really light for alder..if it was basswood I would have returned it .. Cool

cleaning out the neck pocket..




neck is on the slimmer side, like it!





cheapo tuners

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





poolrouting anyone?




stock standard humbucker..

bigger chinese pots, wiring is ok..



bridge is a cheaper cast metal one, but intonating good..
you could easily drill some holes for a new bridge and do a tremolo..



frets are basically ok, I do this on any of my guitars, polishing and rounding the edges a bit..





did a little relicing job on the shiny pickguard and hardware
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamba72 wrote:



poolrouting anyone?


Oh damn I didnt realise these came with swimming pool routes. Super cool for modding
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, the pool route makes it somewhat easier..
when IŽm instlaling JM PUs IŽll have to hack some more Wink




I had a Mascis Trem lying around..I hacked the trem cavity with wood knives as I dont have a router, but what the heck..
now it works..





the JM pickup covers came, too, I think IŽll spray them black..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not too shabby of a rout aha

was the old bridge just sitting on top of the pickguard? looks like the pickguard is cut out in the first pics
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dylanafghjkl wrote:
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was the old bridge just sitting on top of the pickguard? looks like the pickguard is cut out in the first pics



the pickguard originally was cut around the bridge, you can see this in my third posts pics..
the pickguard is off and the trem still is on top.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mutilated a bit more..
closed the pickup holes and installed some nice and cheap Vanson Alnico II humbuckers..
plays nice..the tremolo ringing overtones are there, but a little bit less than with my old VMJM ..

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