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  • My idea for a minimalist Jazzmaster.

    I'm a big fan of minimalism when it comes to guitars. I've always been a "set it and forget it" type player. I did some mockups and had a few ideas that I think would be fun for my Jazzmaster. Choosing the right pickup would be the hard part. I think a good WRHB clone would be the best option, but a Lace Sensor or Filtertron would be awesome too.

    WRHB Lace Sensor Filtertron
    http://lazarusband.bandcamp.com/

  • #2
    Pretty cool, but I think I'd like better with two pickups.
    Cause sometimes the rhetoric don't go with the contents

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    • #3
      I like the one with the humbucker in the middle

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      • #4
        Two pickups would give me a little more versatility, but I really like one pickup guitars... still toying with the idea of two in the back of my mind though.


        Thanks, Mr. Scary, I also like that one, haha.
        http://lazarusband.bandcamp.com/

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        • #5
          I don't dislike one pickup guitars and actually play a LP jr, but for some reason the JM looks wrong to me without the second pickup.
          Cause sometimes the rhetoric don't go with the contents

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          • #6
            It does look a little strange, I think it's the large pickguard, but I'm all for strange!
            http://lazarusband.bandcamp.com/

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            • #7
              It's definitely a unique look, and not bad at all IMO, although I instantly think of Sonic Youth when I see a JM with that color and a WRHB in there. I'm generally with the folks who prefer two pickups. More tonal variety, and I think it looks a bit better. Besides, what is the pickup switch there for on yours with only a single pickup?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
                It's definitely a unique look, and not bad at all IMO, although I instantly think of Sonic Youth when I see a JM with that color and a WRHB in there. I'm generally with the folks who prefer two pickups. More tonal variety, and I think it looks a bit better. Besides, what is the pickup switch there for on yours with only a single pickup?
                Yeah, I get the Sonic Youth vibe just looking at it, that being said I'm not much of a Sonic Youth fan.

                Haha, the online Jazzmaster editor wouldn't let me take the switch out, however leaving the switch on there would allow me to wire it up like an Esquire, which I think would be really fun! I was looking at a few other pickups that would be fun, like a Gold Foil or a lipstick tube.
                http://lazarusband.bandcamp.com/

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                • #9
                  Hahaha - that's great about the dressing room not letting you remove the switch!

                  You could wire it like an Esquire, or you could use it as a coil tap... there's a few possibilities for the switch, even with a single-pickup guitar. The single-pickup Fender Lead I from the early 80s actually had two switches - one that selected single / both / the other single coil, and one that selected series / parallel wiring when the two coils were being used together. It all depends on what pickup you want to use, and whether it has taps for both coils. If it does, you've got lots of options.
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                  "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                  - George Carlin

                  "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                  - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                  "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                  - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                  • #10
                    So, I'm pretty sure I've narrowed it down to either a WRHB clone or a GFS Retrotron/Dream 180. Since it's going in the middle and not the bridge, I think the extra bite from the retrotron or Dream 180 might be a bit better, it will also be cheaper, either way I can coil split them. Stoked for this project.
                    http://lazarusband.bandcamp.com/

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                    • #11
                      The middle one is my fave

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                      • #12
                        Dream 180s are rad. I used to have one in my LP Firebrand for years.

                        I suggest doing a faux esquire type thing and mount a pickup or two under the pickguard. It'll still look clean and simple, but give you a few more options.
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                        • #13
                          Nice little mockup. Getting rid of the rhythm switch is the first thing to do for sure. The third one is my favorite, but give me a traditional JM neck pickup and I'd be down.

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                            • #15
                              Warmoth doesn't offer a JM sized route in the middle position of their JM pick guards or else that would be an option I would be interested in as well!
                              http://lazarusband.bandcamp.com/

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