#1
I tried the Jim Adkins tele and really liked it.

I think it was the pu's. it could have been the wood too. IDK.


I was thinking if it was the pu's, I could look into some other P-90 equipped Fenders.

I noticed the JazzMaster and Jaguar.

These look like they may work.


The only differences are:

Jazzmaster has 1 less fret than the Jim Adkins.
Smaller radius than tele.
It also has a 2-way slider to switch between LEAD and RYTHM circuit, dont know much about how this works or sounds.
Alder body instead of Ash like the tele.
Maple instead of Mahogany neck.
Special Design pu's instead of Seymour Duncan on the tele.

Jaguar
Neck is an inch and a half shorter, and shorter radius.
Also, has 2-way slider thing (like the Jazzmaster).
Alder body instead of Ash like the tele.
Maple instead of Mahogany neck.
Special Design instead of Seymour Duncans in the tele.


Either way, I'm going to try out all 3 and post back with my findings.
#2
I own a Jaguar and it's my favorite guitar ever. Can play jazz, hard rock, funk, and pop easily.
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#3
im biased towards jazzmasters, loved them since the first time i saw one. Then sat down in the store the other day and played it and loved it.

Im pretty sure jazzmasters do come with p-90s. I think i remember seeing one at the shop...
#4
About the three way slider, I'm pretty sure you're talking about a pickup selector. The LEAD goes to neck pickup, RHYTHM goes to bridge pickup. With the selector in the middle, you get both pups.
Just so you know, I may have gotten the lead and rhythm mixed.
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#5
Quote by Baby Joel
About the three way slider, I'm pretty sure you're talking about a pickup selector. The LEAD goes to neck pickup, RHYTHM goes to bridge pickup. With the selector in the middle, you get both pups.
Just so you know, I may have gotten the lead and rhythm mixed.
no, the pickups have "on/off" switches. The lead/rhythm circuit is just a low-pass filter. It's like a tone knob that goes from 0-10 instantly.

In anycase. WHAT?!

You like P90 equipped guitars, like the Jim Atkin's tele, so you're thinking of the Jag and Jazz? Go play them. All three of those guitars sound VERY differant. If you like the tone of the P90's, check out a few Gibsons or Epiphones with P90's. The Alleykat by Epiphone may be a good choices, it's a semi-hollow with P90's, same with the Casino. Gibson's got the Les Paul and SG Juniors and Specials, which have P90's, might want to check those out.

To me, the Jazzmaster sounds duller and darker than a P90 equipped guitar. Not quite like humbuckers, but just... dull. The Jaguar has more attack and sounds more concentrated, like single coils. P90's are P90's. Go check the guitars out.
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#6
Well, today I tried 'em out.

They didnt have a Jazzmaster, just the Jaguar.

I tried it through a Blackheart (15W). It sounded soooo nice. The near-exact tone I'm looking for.

The single-coils sounded very similar to the p-90's in the JA (Jim Adkins) Tele. They sounded a bit more crisp and better defined. They also had this wierd scallop-ed shaped trim around them where they were mounted. ????
IDK what thats for....

The switches:

UGH! They are daunting at first but after you play around you get the idea.

The LEAD/RYTHM switch switches between rythm (a duller sound), and lead (a sharper cutting sound). You can then tweak these with vol. and tone (in addition to the normal vol/tone.


^
At least I think. Theres a learning curve.


The 3 sliders on the bottom are pu's on/off, and the third is a hi-pass filter on/off.
(I have no clue what a hi-pass filter is).

Also since the pu sliders are on/off, you can also use them as a kill-switch. (I've wanted a guitar that came stock w/ a kill-switch.)

The controls are wierd at first but once you play around you get the hang of it. So theres a learning curve to it.


But overall it sounded nice. Felt good to. Next time, I'm gonna try it through a Bogner or Bugera.
#7
Quote by neptune1988
Well, today I tried 'em out.

They didnt have a Jazzmaster, just the Jaguar.

I tried it through a Blackheart (15W). It sounded soooo nice. The near-exact tone I'm looking for.

The single-coils sounded very similar to the p-90's in the JA (Jim Adkins) Tele. They sounded a bit more crisp and better defined. They also had this wierd scallop-ed shaped trim around them where they were mounted. ????
IDK what thats for....

The switches:

UGH! They are daunting at first but after you play around you get the idea.

The LEAD/RYTHM switch switches between rythm (a duller sound), and lead (a sharper cutting sound). You can then tweak these with vol. and tone (in addition to the normal vol/tone.


^
At least I think. Theres a learning curve.


The 3 sliders on the bottom are pu's on/off, and the third is a hi-pass filter on/off.
(I have no clue what a hi-pass filter is).

Also since the pu sliders are on/off, you can also use them as a kill-switch. (I've wanted a guitar that came stock w/ a kill-switch.)

The controls are wierd at first but once you play around you get the hang of it. So theres a learning curve to it.


But overall it sounded nice. Felt good to. Next time, I'm gonna try it through a Bogner or Bugera.


The 3rd switch is a bass cut.

The rhythm circuit sounds darker because it just uses the neck pickup and has a lower 250k pot instead of the 1M pot in the lead circuit.

I think.