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NGD - My valentine's day gift (Squier Vista Goodness)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 pm    Post subject: NGD - My valentine's day gift (Squier Vista Goodness) Reply with quote

My fiancée is the best.

She asked me what I wanted for valentine's day. I say "pay my medical bills for me", and she says "No. We're fighting with the hospital and insurance company" (tl;dr, had a diverticular flareup in late December, hospital billed insurance incorrectly, and now I've received approximately $15k in medical bills which my insurance should mostly cover. She's writing the appropriate letters for me because she's an insurance attorney and this is what she does for a living).

Anyway, so I told her, I want a new guitar.
"Which one?"
"Give me a few minutes"
So I go on GC's Used website, looked through a few guitars I thought were interesting, until I found a unicorn. I log in, add the unicorn to my cart, and give her my login info.

15 minutes later, I get a receipt in my inbox. This morning, I get a shipping notification.

Here's the guitar: Sonic Blue Vista Jagmaster, with a mustang trem (!!!), and what I assume are different pickups (or stock pickups in covers). I've had three other Vista Jagmasters before, which I loved and had to get rid of when I moved to the states. Also, this would be my first sonic blue one (others were CAR, Oly White, and Sunburst)

I'll know more once it arrives next week and I examine it. For now, here are pics:













The downside... I know how much this cost, so I need to upgrade her present :X
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i farted around with all the selections on a bass XI pickguard and came up with this

http://www.warmoth.com/Pickguard/Bass6Pickguard.aspx




ive ordered a tort guard for Alstang and one for Padme. the tort is better than what fender is putting on thier bullshit 1500 american special stuff right now.


its 34 bucks.


i have no idea if it fits or else i would have ordered it for Excalibur already
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^Looks sick. Take a chance.

Love the Mustang trem on that Jagmaster. I sold my Vista Jagmaster to HNB mainly because I don't like the Strat bridge/trem. Really excellent guitar tho.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks brilliant.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a pretty cool hurbed Jagmaster. That is the correct technical term.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The colour is AWESOME, looks like a spearmint Softmint- LOVE IT.



Would defo follow Rob's example by getting some darker tort on that, but it's still fucken siiiiiiiiiick

I LOVE how the Mustang bridge looks in general, esp with that colour. Proper Jetsons retro-futurism steez.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"OUT FOR DELIVERY"

C'moooooon, get here!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sicccccccc
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT IS UNDER THAT BACK COVER.

DID THEY PUT A BLOCK IN THERE

IS IT EMPTY

I MUST KNOW
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LIL YOGA PANTS YO
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is here... took some specific pics, and more in the coming days.

Why no more tonight? It's late and I had a long day. But beyond that, I think something got shaken loose in shipping. I have to slam the cable in the jack to get any sound, and the tone pot and pickup selector are both scratchy as hell. I spoke with GC customer service, and they told me to bring it in to the store. It's within its 45 day guarantee period, so they'll try and fix it for free.

In the meantime, the mods and some details on the guitar.

It's got mojo all over, but the good kind. Some wearing on the pickguard which wasn't noticeable on the GC pics. Neck is comfy - similar to my previous Vista Jagmasters and my old 65RI Mustang. There is some fretwear, but nothing to worry about - the frets still have plenty of life in them. Minor dings and scrapes all over, and one spot where it was touched up with nail polish.

Also, the inside of the back cover smells like... a lovely weekend in Denver.


Mods: Mustang trem with a jag/jazz bridge, SD 59 neck and bridge pickups (this was a surprise), and coil split on the neck pickup.

Tones are usable - not my favorite, but definitely usable. The shorter scale length and 59 pickups

And now, pics of what's in the back cover, and the pickups.








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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update, fiancée is in town, so I wasn't able to take the guitar down to GC for some warranty work.

In the meantime, I took some more pics. Tomorrow I'll take the mustang trem off so we can all see what it looks like underneath.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always liked Hurb's Jaguar/Mustang/XII type guitar.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hot shit.

That pickguard though.....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ughhh string the tailpiece properly

*eye-twitch*
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Ughhh string the tailpiece properly

*eye-twitch*



TUCK UNDER THE TAILPIECE AND PULL

AND YA STRINGS ARE LOOKIN' COOL


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Ughhh string the tailpiece properly

*eye-twitch*


That's how it arrived. Gonna have it restrung when I drop it off at GC.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
Doog wrote:
Ughhh string the tailpiece properly

*eye-twitch*



TUCK UNDER THE TAILPIECE AND PULL

AND YA STRINGS ARE LOOKIN' COOL


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This makes it all worth it.

Tbh tho, some people like stringing 'em backwards because of the effect it has on reducing the break-angle and string tension. Fucken purvurts
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Doog wrote:
Ughhh string the tailpiece properly

*eye-twitch*


Laughing

I thought the Mustang Police had disbanded years ago...
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