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Mr_Martin
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: NGD Squier JAGMASTER 2008 Reply with quote

Bought this beauty last week.
The weight is 7.2 lbs.

I love the bulky neck and the sound of the pickups.
They sound similar to DiMarzio Super Distortion.

Some info on the pickups from the Seymour Duncan Website:

Duncan Designed Pickups
The Duncan Designed line of pickups was started in 1995 at the request of several of our larger original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers who wanted to offer a pickup tied in to the Duncan identity on their mid-level instruments. While USA-made Seymour Duncan and Basslines pickups are intended to fit on instruments with list prices over US$800, the Korean-built Duncan Designed pickups are intended for OEM use on guitars and basses with retail prices between US$300 and $800. The Duncan Designed club members include Squier, Jackson, ESP LTD, Schecter Diamond Series, Daisy Rock, Hamer, Aria Pro II and Samick’s Greg Bennett series.

There are currently several humbuckers available in the Duncan Designed range, each of which is neck or bridge position-calibrated and was modeled after a USA-built model.

HB-103
The HB-103 was patterned after the SH-6 Duncan Distortion™ set. It uses ceramic magnets and powerful coil windings to deliver a high output tone with lots of crunch and harmonics.
The bridge pickup is Trembucker-spaced.

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http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/produ ... ed-pickups





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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've danced back and forth over buying one of these forever. It's always been some bizarre naive preconceived dealbreaker, like the 9.5" radius or strat trem. That's silly. I should get one.

Your guitar is very pretty. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Refinished and relic job:


before:






after:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Pics:





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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The relic job looks awesome, love the sanding through to show the burst underneath. What tools do you use to relic? I've been wanting to experiment with it so I'm curious.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is Dumbtown, Florida?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kingkiller wrote:
The relic job looks awesome, love the sanding through to show the burst underneath. What tools do you use to relic?
I've been wanting to experiment with it so I'm curious.



I used a chain, spoon, screwdriver, knife, scalpel, scotch-brite.
And i watched some relic videos on youtube before.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
Where is Dumbtown, Florida?


A small town outside of Tampa called Brandon. Dumbtown is what myself and a few friends call it, because that's more or less what it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr_Martin wrote:
kingkiller wrote:
The relic job looks awesome, love the sanding through to show the burst underneath. What tools do you use to relic?
I've been wanting to experiment with it so I'm curious.



I used a chain, spoon, screwdriver, knife, scalpel, scotch-brite.
And i watched some relic videos on youtube before.


Cool, thanks for the info. Now I've just gotta get brave enough to try it on one of my babies. I've got a cheap strat that could use some abuse Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kingkiller wrote:
Mr_Martin wrote:
kingkiller wrote:
The relic job looks awesome, love the sanding through to show the burst underneath. What tools do you use to relic?
I've been wanting to experiment with it so I'm curious.



I used a chain, spoon, screwdriver, knife, scalpel, scotch-brite.
And i watched some relic videos on youtube before.


Cool, thanks for the info. Now I've just gotta get brave enough to try it on one of my babies. I've got a cheap strat that could use some abuse Smile


Post some pics please.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr_Martin wrote:
kingkiller wrote:
Mr_Martin wrote:
kingkiller wrote:
The relic job looks awesome, love the sanding through to show the burst underneath. What tools do you use to relic?
I've been wanting to experiment with it so I'm curious.



I used a chain, spoon, screwdriver, knife, scalpel, scotch-brite.
And i watched some relic videos on youtube before.


Cool, thanks for the info. Now I've just gotta get brave enough to try it on one of my babies. I've got a cheap strat that could use some abuse Smile


Post some pics please.


Will do once I get around to it, I've got a few other projects lined up first. But I'll be sure to get some good photos
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought some chinese Alnico II pickups on eBay.
I paid 25 Euros for both (ca. 30 Dollars).

I know the Seymour Duncan Alnico II pickups and i must admit these chinese pickups are equal.
They are waxed and have 5 cables (like Duncans).
I put them in my old Jagmaster and i'm realy surprised.
Great sound clean an distorted.
Much better than the original Duncan Distortion pickups.

http://ebay.eu/2imD692

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New pic from my rehearsal place:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find I miss the warped guard on my Eko Cobra that I could stick a pick in....
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My new mod:

As i barely use the neck pickup i decided to remove it.
Because i use a lot of Distortion and Fuzz pedals i tried to mod the bridge pickup to parallel mode.
More highs and more open sound.

I had a Alnico 2 pickup installed and wanted some more output so i put back the Duncan Distortion (a black one) also in parallel mode.

Result: much more snappier, brighter and more power.

Lika a Jagmaster mixed with an Esquire so i call it "JAGSQUIER" Smile

Here a short demo of the sound. (All tracks with the Jagsquier plus Drumloop).

http://picosong.com/w37LA


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see someone enthusiastically modding one of the older models, takes me back...

I like Jagmasters, they make sense. Cool shape with basic electronics and hardware, at an affordable price. An excellent modding platform as well.
Had a Vista years ago and then one of the later black models.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Mod: Strat Pickups



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the tape covering the holes, really gives it that ratty mod aesthetic. Looks great with every update
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