#1
Im planning on getting a second guitar sometimes soon and was looking at some fenders. Now im wondering...what exactly is the difference between the Jazzmaster and Jaguar?
They're about the same price and obviously look very similar. It could be tone but i dont know. What is the difference?
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#2
wrong forum...............
but since this is the GG&A and im WTF!!is a TAB lemme ask you this question....... what amp are you using????
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#3
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
wrong forum...............
but since this is the GG&A and im WTF!!is a TAB lemme ask you this question....... what amp are you using????



that really has no effect on the standard tone of a guitar.


first, the major difference between the jag and jazzmaster are the pickups.

jag = bright, edge-y, single-coil like.

jazzmaster - warm, bassy, smooth.

also, the switching for each is a different.

the scales are the same length, and the bridge/trem are the same for both.
Last edited by Skierinanutshel at Feb 16, 2009,
#4
This belongs in the Electric Guitar forum, but since you asked the main difference is in the pickups. A jazzmaster has P-90s which offer a nice bite and are somewhat unique sounding. And the Jaguar has single coils, which are what com ein most teles and strats, and offer a very chimey and twangy tone, depending on your settings and which pickup your using.

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#5
oh sorry which forum should it be in?

and i've got a line 6 spider III amp but the other guitarist in my band has a marshall half stack. im not sure what exactly the model is though

EDIT: ah got it. thanks
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Last edited by crzysnowborder at Feb 16, 2009,
#6
Quote by Skierinanutshel
that really has no effect on the standard tone of a guitar.


first, the major difference between the jag and jazzmaster are the pickups.

jag = bright, edge-y, single-coil like.

jazzmaster - warm, bassy, smooth.

i have never tried both of those guitars so no comment.............
but if he is using it on a crappy amp then he'll just get crappy tone.......

EDIT:
Told ya he's gonna have either one of those amps........
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#7
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
i have never tried both of those guitars so no comment.............
but if he is using it on a crappy amp then he'll just get crappy tone.......





but that isnt what he is asking.

he just wants to know the difference between the two guitars.
#8
Lol I bet the half stack your friend has is an marshall mg lol. I personnaly love the kinda unique sound of a jazzmaster.
#9
do you have a chance to try those guitars out first? because i hear that the Jaguar(not sure about the jazzmaster) were originally created as student sized guitars and the necks are extrememly thin compared to a regular strat etc. same for the fender mustang i hear.
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Quote by WaltTheWerewolf
do you have a chance to try those guitars out first? because i hear that the Jaguar(not sure about the jazzmaster) were originally created as student sized guitars and the necks are extrememly thin compared to a regular strat etc. same for the fender mustang i hear.



24" scales will do that to ya'.


whoops edit: the jaguar and mustang are 24". the jazzmaster is 25.5"
Last edited by Skierinanutshel at Feb 16, 2009,
#11
Quote by WaltTheWerewolf
do you have a chance to try those guitars out first? because i hear that the Jaguar(not sure about the jazzmaster) were originally created as student sized guitars and the necks are extrememly thin compared to a regular strat etc. same for the fender mustang i hear.


The necks aren't thin, they're slightly shorter. It's not really a bad thing for all people, some find it very comfortable.
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#12
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The necks aren't thin, they're slightly shorter. It's not really a bad thing for all people, some find it very comfortable.



well, depends on what radius neck you are used to.


strats are typically 9.5'' and higher, no?

jazzmaster, jag, and mustang = 7.25"

so, a smaller radius leads to a different feeling neck, just how you can feel is up to you. still need to be tried first.


so, what was the point of my post again?