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Old 04-17-2014, 12:25 PM   #12701
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I have one! I like it a lot.

It sounds great an has a ton of versatility. It feels good and doesn't feel super cheap.

The bridge is a little wonky. The screws rattle up and down while you play and there's some bridge buzz an if I play really hard with my fingers the strings move around in their saddles. As far as I can tell, these are all typical jazzmaster problems that have relatively easy solutions. I just haven't put forth the effort to do any of that yet haha.

Also, the guitar sounds very bright. Tooooo bright. I use the neck pickup with the tone on 4 to get it dark enough for me haha. But with that said, the tone I do get is really nice. The brighter tones are cool, just too ice picky in a band situation for me.

One las thing. The "feel" is a little off. Doing bends is easy, but it feels like I have to go really far to get a decent bend. I don't know. It's sorta odd. But I going to mess with string gauges next time I change them. I've always heard that jms need higher gauge. I'm going to try 11s next time.

But yeah, overall it's super solid for the price. Not perfect, but a good platform for tweaking and upgrading to your tastes.

To fix your bridge, add some blue Loctite to the screws. It should goop things up just enough to prevent the rattle. Also, Jazzmasters don't work properly without at least .012s so definitely up your string gauge! I use a .013-.064 set on mine and it plays flawlessly. As far as actual tone goes, gotta love those 1 meg pots because you have many options for adjusting the tone. I love the brightness of mine, although it doesn't have the same pickups as a regular JM and my Sunn is fairly dark.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:06 PM   #12702
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Hmm. I may go with 12s just to try it haha. Can you believe they sell those things with 9s on them?

And yeah I have read the loctite thing. Just haven't gotten around to getting some.

Even though I don't use nearly the amount of brightness the jm can put out, it is nice havin that much tonal variety. From the bridge pickup with the tone on 10 to flipping to the rhythm circuit and having the tone on 0, the range is ridiculous.
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When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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Old 04-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #12703
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I run 12s on my LP Studio and 11s on my Tele. 10s feel like a joke. Don't even get me started on my banjo strings. I need a heavier gauge.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:52 PM   #12704
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I haven't tried heavy gauges in a while. I used to use heavier strings. But then after having them on for a while I started missing the wider control over vibrato I had with 10s. I have a huge pack of strings though so my tele is keeping 10s until I run out haha.

So I just saw Mantra Percussion perform Timber by Michael Gordon. So awesome. The audience was actually on stage in a circle around the performers. Check out the piece. It's nuts.
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Hey john I just saw you on vine. Hahahaha. Chugging on the schecter \m/
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Old Yesterday, 06:40 PM   #12706
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All of my guitars are strung up with 13s. Always with a wound third. I can't really play anything lighter comfortably.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM   #12707
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Hey john I just saw you on vine. Hahahaha. Chugging on the schecter \m/

Hahaha dammit Shane. I don't even use vine haha.


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Old Yesterday, 08:13 PM   #12708
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Nice! Your setup right now is one of my favorites.

And yeah I follow Shane on there. Some of his posts are incredible hahaha
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John I have a slogan for your rig: Looks clean, sounds dirty.

Go ahead, that one's for free.
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Old Yesterday, 10:14 PM   #12710
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Mike...lolol
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Old Yesterday, 11:50 PM   #12711
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John I have a slogan for your rig: Looks clean, sounds dirty.

Not bad!
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Old Today, 01:34 AM   #12712
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I try.

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