Gold foils in jaguar



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Gold foils in jaguar

Postby fcknoise » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:55 am

So I have a VM jaguar that I like and stuff, but I want to make it more fun. Thinking of a pair of gold foils for it. Which leaves me with two options:

1) GFS strat sized gold foils in existing pickguard. Would they fit? Has anyone tried them at all?

2) Buy a pair of gold foils on ebay and get a custom made pickguard routed for them. Would probably require some routing in the guitar, but I wouldn't know, haven't opened it up yet.

Any other ideas? What would you do?
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Re: Gold foils in jaguar

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:31 am

This seems like a good idea to me. :idea:

Also, Curtis Novak builds lipsticks for Jaguars that drop right in: http://curtisnovak.com/pickups/jag-lipstick.shtml

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Re: Gold foils in jaguar

Postby fcknoise » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:00 pm

Oh those are cool too! I'm kinda stuck on the foils thought but those are an option. Realized that they'll fit the guard, but not the routing. I guess I could ghetto route it :idea:
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Re: Gold foils in jaguar

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:12 pm

Those Novaks say in the description that they require no routing. :idk:

Also, although they're much less adjustable in terms of height, you could go for some surface mount gold foils. :snax:
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Re: Gold foils in jaguar

Postby fcknoise » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:18 pm

Chankgeez wrote:Those Novaks say in the description that they require no routing. :idk:

Also, although they're much less adjustable in terms of height, you could go for some surface mount gold foils. :snax:


I think that sounds like a reasonable option. Pickguardian would cut one out right? I want a black pickguard on my jag anyways
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Re: Gold foils in jaguar

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:19 pm

prolly :thumb:
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Re: Gold foils in jaguar

Postby fcknoise » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:35 pm

Eh screw it. I'm gonna order some gfs gold foils. If all else fails I'll have a pair of them at home for another project. Thanks anyways chunk :)
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Re: Gold foils in jaguar

Postby DRodriguez » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:45 am

Brandsmannen wrote:If all else fails I'll have a pair of them at home for another project.

That's how most of my projects start :lol:

Good luck, excited to see where the jag goes.
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Re: Gold foils in jaguar

Postby repoman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:46 am

I have a GFS Gold foil in a tele I use for fucking around with slide

Good parts:

It sounds really good. It has a lot of the characteristics you read old gold foils have, lots of pointed high end, lots of clarity, almost piezo like sound.
They are inexpensive.

Bad: The cover is a chintzy chromed plastic cover, not metal.

I've read theres some argument if they are actually 'gold foils' as the construction of the most common gold foils like teiscos are really different than these. I think the Teisco ones had a winding of wire with the magnet placed outside on the side of the winding, these are constructed more like a P90. They don't sound like a P90 at all though. I believe there were vintage gold foils that had more traditional magnet surrounded by the winding construction though.
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Re: Gold foils in jaguar

Postby fcknoise » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:11 am

repoman wrote:I have a GFS Gold foil in a tele I use for fucking around with slide

Good parts:

It sounds really good. It has a lot of the characteristics you read old gold foils have, lots of pointed high end, lots of clarity, almost piezo like sound.
They are inexpensive.

Bad: The cover is a chintzy chromed plastic cover, not metal.

I've read theres some argument if they are actually 'gold foils' as the construction of the most common gold foils like teiscos are really different than these. I think the Teisco ones had a winding of wire with the magnet placed outside on the side of the winding, these are constructed more like a P90. They don't sound like a P90 at all though. I believe there were vintage gold foils that had more traditional magnet surrounded by the winding construction though.


Thanks for this info! Sounds like a good buy, and in that case I'll go with the black ones
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