NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

Post: # 1428821Post kim »

Treated myself. I'm not worthy but life's too short.

To...'ender' (for now)

Unpacking in a bit.

Cheers guys !

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...i need a moment now. I'm shaking.
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Nice!
Fran wrote:I love how this place is basic as fuck.
ekwatts wrote: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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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

Post: # 1428828Post plopswagon »

Looks great!
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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What's the new fancy pants trem like?
Fran wrote:I love how this place is basic as fuck.
ekwatts wrote: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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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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A few findings...

I've contacted the store to see if they'd offer a discount.

The guitar itself feels like a good pair of worn in shoes, very familiar feeling and solid. But some things need to be addressed.

The trem arm sits very loose, i like mine to stay put, which means i'll have to get in there to tighten the collet.

The strings are not the 9s these ship with from fender, the rythm switch is dirty, scratches on the input jack, a dent in the back of the neck, then that thing underneath the fret, let's call it a hole, it's a hole, i've seen it before on guitars but this fucking sucks for an instrument at this price.

The accessories pouch is also missing, they've put the stuff in a plastic seal bag. Reasons to contact them. I don't want to return it i think, i love how it feels and plays.
But i am mad at the store and fender for such flaws.


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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

Post: # 1428833Post BearBoy »

Sorry to hear about all the problems :(

Re the trem, the underside of the panorama tremolo is different from the normal ones:

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I assume it's still possible to tighten up the arm though.
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Yes indeed, i'll be slacking the strings removing the plastic so i'll get in there and adjust the collet tension.
I've seen ryan of 60 cycle take it apart when he got his, i guess there's a screw in that block on the collet to adjust it now.


I've contacted the store with pictures of my findings, i really, really, really, do not want to send it back, i love it, but...i do expect a discount for what i've found (usage -- they sold it as new -- and sloppy quality control both from fender and the shop).
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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Gorgeous looking guitar, congratulations!
I'd say it's been sold before and returned to the store, and then the store has sold it on again rather than send it back to Fender. Hopefully you'll get a nice partial refund and everyone's happy.

How are the new V-Mod pickups?
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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versatile, prefer the q pickups '58 ones on the cv for a more vintage surf sound and was using the kc jag for heavy distorted and fuzzed stuff etc, this one covers a lot of ground and i've been experimenting in amplitube, i enjoy playing it much more than the kc jag, neck feels great.
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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Jealous, it's been 13 years since I bought an American Fender with all the trimmings. That fret slot though... annoying, even if it affects nothing.
It should have a document that says "PASSPORT - Fellowship of Acoustics"? Whut?
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I love it and I want one.
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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Oh god I love that finish.
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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NickS wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:38 pm Jealous, it's been 13 years since I bought an American Fender with all the trimmings. That fret slot though... annoying, even if it affects nothing.
It should have a document that says "PASSPORT - Fellowship of Acoustics"? Whut?
haha ! naah that's from the store that is using that image, but i did not get that fender pouch though,
that was the whole reason why i bought it in the first place ! :P
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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Happy you guys feel the same about that finish, makes me feel less anxious about actually going ahead and buying one, it's justified, dammit ! :lol:
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

Post: # 1428873Post Thom »

Wonderful lefty! Sorry to hear about the issues, it’s pretty crap from the shop/Fender, and hope you get what you want from them. Beautiful guitar though.
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

Post: # 1428898Post kim »

Thanks Thom.
No response from the shop yet, they sell b stock items with pictures of the instrument itself but this one was definitely not advertised as b stock.
It did have 14% off of Fender's retail price but that came down to pretty much the same as all the other shops' pricing for them.
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

Post: # 1428906Post Bacchus »

It looks great, but that hole/fill attempt on the fingerboard is pretty unforgivable. I suppose it probably won't have any real-world impact.

What happens if that fret lifts in a few years time?
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Re: NGD - Fender American Professional II Jazzmaster - LH

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some sounds


Am Pro II starts at 0:49, before that is a squier CV JM with q pickups '58.

I used exactly the same input and amp settings on the CV as on the AmPro (basic fender twin reverb in amplitube 4)

http://drive.google.com/file/d/1O5mIriB8GZmco1gVTl3ejAvn-_Emhrfp/view?usp=sharing

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