Jazzmaster Partscaster Build - DONE! PICS P2

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Post: # 1404020Post benecol »

That's so nice Thom. I'm going to grab my strat.
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Post: # 1404024Post Thom »

Cheers Tim, we clearly have good taste!
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That was well worth the wait Thom, absolutely perfect colour for a maple neck too! Love these builds where everything just slots into place!
How are those pups compared to the rosewood board ones?
I'm doin a daphne blue with jap jazz pups at the mo, bastardized from an affinity jazzmaster, but it's been a ballache filling the swimming pool route in :roll:
I'll see how the pups fair before investing in handwound jobbies.
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Post: # 1404734Post Thom »

JohnnyTheBoy wrote:That was well worth the wait Thom, absolutely perfect colour for a maple neck too! Love these builds where everything just slots into place!
How are those pups compared to the rosewood board ones?
I'm doin a daphne blue with jap jazz pups at the mo, bastardized from an affinity jazzmaster, but it's been a ballache filling the swimming pool route in :roll:
I'll see how the pups fair before investing in handwound jobbies.
Cheers! Having had it a couple of weeks now, I'm still loving it. It sounds really different to the rosewood board one, this is what I've got in each:

RW: Bareknuckle Vintage Hot Neck, Nailbomb Humbucker Bridge
MP: Fender VMOD Neck, Bareknuckle Hot Bridge

The new guitar feels/sounds a lot snappier, must be a combination of the single coils and the maple neck. I would say that the RW one sounds rounder/smoother, and what has been surprising is the humbucker response. The Nailbomb is a HOT pickup, and I've got one in an LP and it can be really raw and brutal. But in the Jazzy it doesn't seem to in the same way, it feels a lot tamer, and is much more hot/fat/bluesy. When I had the VMOD bridge in the original guitar I found it completely uninspiring, sterile and just a bit flat which is probably why it stayed in the parts box.

Post a build thread for yours! Look forward to seeing it.
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Post: # 1414773Post Thom »

Got a new pickguard from my wife for my birthday, and just put it on with some black pickup covers...I think it looks good!

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That looks gorgeous. Nice wiring too!
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gusman2x wrote:That looks gorgeous.
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Post: # 1414780Post Noirie. »

Yeah looks way better.
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Down right tasty!
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Post: # 1414792Post Thomas »

It looks great! I love that colour combo!!
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Post: # 1414811Post Thom »

Thanks guys! Feel like I have got there now, was something nagging me about the design before!
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Post: # 1414916Post JohnnyTheBoy »

Loverly with the mint guard on it 8)
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Post: # 1414926Post Thom »

Cheers mate!
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