So Empires awesomely got in touch with me a week back and offered to gift this to me as a fixer upper. It was an incredibly generous and cool thing to do and I was delighted when I received it! I'd liked the guitar since it was first put together on the boards and Empires remembered my interest.
It didn't need much, I took it apart and gave it a good cleaning. The bridge pickup was already a Dimarzio Super Distortion, and I knew I had an other Dimarzio going largely unused in another guitar (an 80s PAF pro I think?), so I installed that in the neck. I've strung it with 013s and tuned to D standard. This thing rocks! Still getting used to the Jazzmaster switching and I'm still not entirely certain it's wired right, but there are a lot of great sounds in there.
It could do with a new nut, the current one is broken but doesn't affect playability. I would also like to get a new bridge for it. Something Tune-o-matic but with height adjustable saddles as I'm not sure what the radius is on the neck.
Quick phone demo (oh, for the love of a guitar tuner):
Ha! That's a blast from the past Paul. Proper Shortscale history.
Did quite a few gigs with that, always sounded good. Can't remember why I sold it now, probably during one of my many work less periods.
Good to see you have it, I know you'll put it through it's paces.
Sounds ace through the Matamp.
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