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Aesthetic Advice - A Fender Jaguar Project
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:07 pm    Post subject: Aesthetic Advice - A Fender Jaguar Project Reply with quote

Good evening s-scalers.

I have sent my American Original Jaguar away for some modification. Since getting my 1962 Jaguar, the AO has become somewhat surplus as it does the same thing as the '62 just not as well.

To mix things up, I'm having the stock pickups replaced with Firebird/Mini HB sized 'goldfoil' (silver foil) pickups. Also, the sunburst nitro finish is being painted over with nitro shell pink and clear, with the idea being that it will wear as those old custom colour strats do: revealing the burst underneath over time.

My predicament is that I'm unsure with what pickup cover to go for. Open or segmented? I just can't make my mind up, I reckon either will look good with the chrome plates of the Jag, but would the segmented be too much?

The guitar is going from this:



To this:



Then with either of these pickups:



Or




Along with these changes, I've got some 500k Emerson pots, a 0.01uF Emerson Bumblebee cap and a TehKurdtz switchplate for 3 way toggle and strangle switch.

The guitar is being refinished and routed at the minute, and can be finished once with nitro is cured and the pickups arrive!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sell it and buy a different guitar.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the segmented because it keeps the visual busyness of the original pickups with their chrome claws?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillClay wrote:
Maybe the segmented because it keeps the visual busyness of the original pickups with their chrome claws?


Yeah, I’d go with this. Jag’s are inherently busy.
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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah first ones.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First ones look cheap cause there is a billion of Chinese knockoffs with the similar design.

And that Jaguar was perfectly awesome as it was imo. Buy a body or a kit and build whatever you want with it tbh, modding a US Fender is just not practical to me
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
Jag’s are inherently busy.


See, for this very reason, I'd say the second ones. I'd also not have used the apostrophe.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha. Perils of poasting after too much wine.

You’re obviously quite right about the apostrophe (but wrong otherwise Wink )
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm leaning towards the first set too, more chrome is more better I reckon.
I wouldn't have normally gone the modding route to such a nice guitar, but I'm quite attached to it and I've already modded it, albeit not quite as invasively as what's planned. I've had it since new, it's about 2 years old now, and played a lot of gigs with it, for which it shows the scars.
I can't get a USA Fender in shell pink to the specs I'm after without paying an insane amount for Custom Shop, so I figured I might as well have a guitar I already know and love altered to fit the bill
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a lil update.

Jaguar is painted, just needs sanding/buffing etc



Pickups arrived today!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GreenKnee wrote:


Looking good, forget what I previously said. Will wait to see how it'll look assembled.

The guy doing the job for you has a Laney L20H. I was always curious where its sound lays - more of a Marshal or a Vox type of an amp
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Nitro is cured, sanded, buffed etc. Pickguard requires cutting for pickups, bridge and mute, then it's time for wiring and setup.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sexy beast!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




Very nearly there!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, well into this.

Who did the refinish for you?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes I’m wrong, this looks great!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For myyyyyy money, the mute is a step too far and I woulda gone with the 2nd simpler-looking pickup option, but that's just me.

Love it otherwise!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too was sceptical but it looks really good.

ALL HAIL THE PINK SHORTSCALES!
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