First Jazzmaster I Have Ever Been Able To Tolerate

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  1. The Alchemist

    The Alchemist Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    Before now, Jazzmasters with all the knobs and switches and acres of pickguard were instant turnoffs to me. But the Jim Root Signature Jazzmaster has caught my eye as a possible next build. I will have to add a tone knob just because it damn sure needs one. Likely a set neck and ebony board, too. What do you think?

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    I only need two words here...." F$#@!& Yea"
     
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    The Alchemist Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    You know I gotta show out a bit. Maybe a good 7 string candidate? And reverse the large headstock ala Jimi? Nut needs to be black graphite, too. Maybe 5-way switch with split coils in position 2 and 4? What else?
     
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    ha! i fucking knew it was gonna be this guitar as soon as i read the thread title! just saw a killer review on youtube from Agf family member @agufish !
     
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    I think it's an abomination that negates the entire point of the Jazzmaster and eliminates all the things I like about it, but if it works for your personal paradigm, go for it.
     
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    I like it. An offset for the more metal inclined among us. I'd love to have one myself, it looks really comfortable and the neck specs sound like something I would enjoy playing.
     
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    Yeah..that's not a Jazzmaster...that's a Jim Root offset
     
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    While I'm not a fan of the tone sucking "preset" feature of the Jag or JM, I am a fan of their pickups and tremolo system. I like the look of that guitar (how much more black could it be... and the answer is...) but with hums in it, I don't see the point.

    I have been kicking around an idea in my head for some time now, with regards to that (as it is stock, IMHO) useless preset feature. If one were to remove whatever it is that draws all the treble out of the circuit (a cap likely) then I would use it for switching between rhythm and lead sounds.

    Time to plug in the soldering iron I guess...
     
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    Yeah, ditto. I never cared for Jazzmasters in the first place, but at this point it's just a random slab body and a pair of humbuckers. Not much Jazzmaster about that. I am SO tired of black guitars in general, flat black guitars in particular. Ack. Ptui. I'm becoming a curmudgeon where those are concerned.
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    That is why I cam screaming for a Strat (my most comfortable body type) with Jazzmaster pickups.....My fantasy
     
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    I agree... I don't care much for all the dials and switches on a typical JM, but this thing is too stripped down for me. For $1,500, I want something a little more refined. That body looks like something I might have made in my high school shop class (maybe not as nice of a finish, but still...).
     
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    It is WAY too expensive for my taste - but I do like it.
     
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    I find it quite delightful.
     
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    If I do a couple of these (one for me and one to sell) then it will be far far less than the Fender price and will be stepped up in many ways. I guess the reason for my post is that until I saw the cleaned up and stripped down Root model, I never even considered the Jazzmaster even remotely as a platform for what I like to do.
     
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    I understand where the purists are coming from but I never cared for the traditional JM either. This stripped down version is more to my liking. Separate volumes and a single tone would do. 3 way toggle, reverse headstock and it's all Rock n Roll.
     
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    I'd like to see a pickguard (sans all the tricks and switches) with a regular control plate. And more of a radius on the edges.
     
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    I'm all for people making more Offsets even if they aren't true to the original designs. EMGs aren't usually my thing and the neck on the Jim Root is a bit wider than I like. I'm seriously considering getting one of these new Fender Mustangs and replacing the pickups.
     
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    Yes please! I want one so bad but they're too expensive and I'm not an EMG guy. You gonna build a version for sale? :D
     
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    YES PLS!
     
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    great looking guitar,if it had two vol,two tone like a deluxe i would be drooling all over myself! still cool as is
     

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