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NGD: Jazzblaster: Ex-Empires, Fran, George, Reece, Cowbell??
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Bacchus
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: NGD: Jazzblaster: Ex-Empires, Fran, George, Reece, Cowbell?? Reply with quote

And whoever else?

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):


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEF

Your neighbours must love you, hahaha

Glad you're so pumped by it, Jazzmasters are truly the most ergonomic guitars, mine fit me like a frickin glooooove
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BEEEEEEEEEEEEEFYour neighbours must love you, hahaha

If you can still hear the guitar acoustically, it's not loud enough.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Free guitars are always great... but that's a particularly good free guitar day.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one. Is Reece okay, does anyone know?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I owned it briefly after Fran (I think it was Fran). Pickups were awesome but neck wasn't quite for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, okay.

Hands up who didn't own this guitar?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Is that the original neck?

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not one of mine at any point, but it sounds beastly.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome... I'm still on the Vista Jagmaster myself.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lmao I owned that body too. I sent it to Aug to get it refin'd black.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noirie. wrote:
Nice one. Is Reece okay, does anyone know?


+1 not seen reece about in ages. missed him
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progrockabuse wrote:
Noirie. wrote:
Nice one. Is Reece okay, does anyone know?


+1 not seen reece about in ages. missed him


I checked on FB when Noirie posted the above & he doesn't seem to be active on there either.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely lad Reece was, I hope he's okay.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
lmao I owned that body too. I sent it to Aug to get it refin'd black.


I think that was the one I owned, now lives in Scotland
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hell yeah I was just thinking about this guitar, glad to see it's still in the family.

also hi shortscale, long time no see.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Reece Very Happy
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