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I think I'm going to try and offload my Jazzmaster and get a Jaguar (or maybe a Thinline Tele of some sort). I've been gassing really hard for one, and it will go well with my Jaguar bass :D

 

So anyways, show me your Jaguars, tell me about them, post cool Jaguar clips. Lets get all Jaggy.

 

 

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Hiwatt Bob wrote:

yr **** nuts.  JM pwn jags all day.

unless you have wittle wittle baby hands.

You know what they say... small hands, large... er, uh, yeah... ...you know what they say. You can have those extra inches in your hand, or in your 5.5"... Frankly, I wish I had mine in my hands. ;):D:o

Nothing wrong with a Jag Travis, but it's a different beast than the Jazzmaster. IIRC, you really liked that JM - are you sure that getting rid of that is what you want to do? They don't sound very much alike...

 

 

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I have decided that the Marr Jaguar will be my second electric guitar at some point in the future. I prefer thicker necks anyhow, and it felt very comfortable indeed. You can do stuff on a short scale guitar that would be harder on normal-length guitar, like cluster voicings. The metallic Marr Jag seems to be loved by many, but I actually preferred the white one better in terms of looks. It

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The CAR Jaguar was my number one for over 10 years. It was a CIJ with Curtis Novak pickups, CTS pots, Switchcraft switches and jack, a Mustang bridge, and MIA tuners. I used it for everything--jazz gigs, r&b gigs, hip-hop gigs, noise gigs, electronica gigs, pop gigs, alt-country gigs, and blues gigs. I picked it up on the cheap while looking for a Tele and never looked back. I eventually sold my Epiphone Casino, Danelectro DC, Rickenbacker 480, and Bigsby'd SG with P90s because I couldn't play any of them without missing the Jag. It covered all my bases well enough. I kept my Aria Pro II Herb Ellis for sentimental reasons though. It was my first decent guitar.

I ended up selling the CAR Jag six months after I bought the Jagu-Marr. Someday, I hope to build a stable of vintage Jaguars.

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I love love love the look of the jag. But i liken my jag fetish to others and mcdonalds. Everytime i have it i say never again but i keep going back. Have owned five vintage jags between 62 and 65 and havent bonded with any of them. The scale just doesnt work for me.

 

I agree with others, you should get a tele.

 

Currently i am contemplating a custom build. Jazzmaster body shape and scale with jazzmaster trem, tele custom pickup config - wrhb up front and std tele in bridge

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I put a payment on a blacktop Jaguar HH yesterday mostly as a home for experimental pickups but it really plays nicely and sounds good stock. Not so much a traditional anything really. I notices the string length behind the bridge is a lot longer than a led Paul which is exciting to me

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Mine is in my avatar, a '97 CIJ. It was pretty much stock when I bought it, except for a cool rails pickup in the bridge. The electronics were a bit wonky. It's currently undergoing surgery. I'm replacing the tort guard for a BWB one, putting in graphtec saddles, upgrading all the wiring to AVRI spec. And dropping in Duncan Antiquities.

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thom wrote:

 

 

Buzzing isn't my biggest problem, I'm mainly annoyed cause my strings pop out of the saddle constantly. The mustang bridge is an improvement, but doesn't work any miracles. 

 

I play pretty aggressive, sorta percussive even, and like to downtune my jazzmaster to D standard, with slinky 10s. I know that's asking for trouble

 

Yeah you are. I love Jazzmasters, but they're quirky and what you're doing is pretty far outside the design parameters of the bridge. Have you tried shimming the neck to get a little more break angle? I usually think the horror stories of the Jazz/Jag bridge are caused by people who don't really understand how to adjust it, but tuning down to D... yeah, that'll do it.

 

jgyn wrote:

 

 

Recently picked up a candy apple MIJ. Liking it so far, but am still getting used to the shorter scale. And, when I used it live, the strings kept popping off the saddles.

 

See above about shimming the neck. AVRIs are shimmed at the factory, Classic Players have the neck pocket cut at an angle, but AFAIK MIJs don't come from the factory with any adjustment. As for the scale length, yeah- my fingers allways feel like sausages when I play my Jag. Switching to my Jazzmaster is like sitting in a comfy chair at the end of a long day.

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