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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:25 pm
by jirodreamsofdank
The most recent run of paisley Telecasters and Strats looked pretty bad in person but I'm digging the paisley Jazzmaster that's making its way over now for domestic sale
https://reverb.com/item/10560208-fender ... nk-paisley

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:21 pm
by Lurker13
jirodreamsofdank wrote:The most recent run of paisley Telecasters and Strats looked pretty bad in person but I'm digging the paisley Jazzmaster that's making its way over now for domestic sale
https://reverb.com/item/10560208-fender ... nk-paisley

I must be out of the loop, I didn't even know Fender was making guitars in Japan again. But yeah, those sure are pretty. Are you thinking about buying one?

The pretty, pretty guitar porn on Reverb :drool: :
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:08 pm
by jirodreamsofdank
Doubtful, I've got my heart set on building an Esquire and a Jazzblaster before the end of the year, I just have to get off my ass and start finding parts.

Although a paisley Jazzblaster with JM-sized wide ranges...

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:54 pm
by BitchPudding
Im really just about to sell every guitar I own and get a few really nice strats. All I play rn is my Squire, my Duo Sonic and my P Bass.

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:57 pm
by ummohyeah
the polar white tele, with offcolored pickguard and pao ferro fretboard is a serious looker, too.

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:53 pm
by ummohyeah
put 12 gauge strings on the jaguar today, and tried to intonate it for d standard tuning. having a horrible time keeping it intonated with the bridge. a bridge change might be necessary overall. based on this i'd recommend some thinking or tinkering for anyone looking to get the jazzmaster or jaguar and downtune it a bit. even a whole step is too much. will report back later if i can fix it -- i'm hoping some natural oil build up and breaking in might help. we'll see.

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:01 am
by MechaGodzilla
ummohyeah wrote:put 12 gauge strings on the jaguar today, and tried to intonate it for d standard tuning. having a horrible time keeping it intonated with the bridge. a bridge change might be necessary overall. based on this i'd recommend some thinking or tinkering for anyone looking to get the jazzmaster or jaguar and downtune it a bit. even a whole step is too much. will report back later if i can fix it -- i'm hoping some natural oil build up and breaking in might help. we'll see.

shim the neck and raise the bridge up. increased break angle helps to hold everything in place.

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:36 am
by jirodreamsofdank
The guy from The Strokes got a signature guitar. It actually looks kind of cool ('70s headstock + bullet truss rod) but as a celebrity endorsee it's hilarious to me. "Remember that band you haven't listened to since the first Bush term? Buy their gear!"

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:15 pm
by BitchPudding
I seen it.

AND I WANTS IT.

Price aint too bad for it being a fender too.

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:32 pm
by jirodreamsofdank
Bummer that they went with the three bolt neck, I'd put it with an Ed O'Brien body and be very happy.

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:04 pm
by BitchPudding
Whats so bad about three bolt? Less secure?

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:19 pm
by jirodreamsofdank
It's not standard so you can't just drop it in to the 4-bolt bodies. The necks might be re-drillable, I guess?

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:04 am
by frigid midget
BitchPudding wrote:Whats so bad about three bolt? Less secure?


Heavy body + three bolt neck + a couple decades of heavy use = wobbly neck pockets. At least based on my experience with the '72 tele deluxe I used to have.
New strats teles though, handled with care...I'm sure they'll hold together just fine.

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:47 pm
by Lurker13
BitchPudding wrote:Im really just about to sell every guitar I own and get a few really nice strats. All I play rn is my Squire, my Duo Sonic and my P Bass.

That sounds like a great plan. Having guitars you love to play is very inspirational.

Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:49 pm
by Lurker13
ummohyeah wrote:put 12 gauge strings on the jaguar today, and tried to intonate it for d standard tuning. having a horrible time keeping it intonated with the bridge. a bridge change might be necessary overall. based on this i'd recommend some thinking or tinkering for anyone looking to get the jazzmaster or jaguar and downtune it a bit. even a whole step is too much. will report back later if i can fix it -- i'm hoping some natural oil build up and breaking in might help. we'll see.

How is that going?