I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

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I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by audiopablo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:04 pm

Bought it for 1/2 price online. It's a 2015, but still had tags and plastic on it. Probably just sat in some warehouse too long. I can't explain why, but it's such a great sounding guitar. Maybe the finish isn't as nice as some of my other guitars, but once I get to playing, it's a non-issue. It has a unique sound and I really love it. I had one previously that I sold that didn't do it like this one does. Maybe magic Ensenada wizards made this one? Anyone else got love the for the CP HH?

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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by Jestapali » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:16 am

I sold mine too. I tried hard, but couldn't bond with the single coil sound I was getting from the split humbucker. Cool guitar if it works for your sound.

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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by jagstang » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:27 am

think it's a really cool guitar. never could test one... please post some pics ;)

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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by thisisnickpaige » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:13 am

I currently have one. I rewired it; disengaged the rollers, made the kill switch into the strangle switch, and replaced the pick up selector switches with a tele 3 way switch. I found like Jestapali said, the single coil sounds via the roller knobs didn't sound all that great, and that it left the guitar very noisy. I found that when i used a strangle switch on the humbuckers it gave a much more viable single coil sound plus no hum. I got one of those drop in Staytrem replacement bridges when they still made them, and swapped out the pickups.

When i got the guitar in a trade the guy told me he already had to replace the neck once because of a terrible bowing issue that the truss rod could not fix. He bought another CP jag neck. Now this neck has had the same problem. Recently, i took the neck off, and for 6 months clamped it to a flat piece of wood. It was good for a few weeks but now it actually seems worse. I'm reluctant to get a new neck as this one fits great in my hands.

Glad you're digging yours so well, out the box.
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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by mbene085 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:18 am

thisisnickpaige wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:13 am
I got one of those drop in Staytrem replacement bridges when they still made them, and swapped out the pickups.
Just FYI, Staytrem is now making a new AOM replacement bridge that is designed to restore the original rocking design, so it should be even better with trem use than their old one.

Sorry to hear about your neck issue, that sucks.

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Post by thisisnickpaige » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:30 am

Oh, that’s interesting to hear that, I’ll have to check their website. But I’m a proud non-rockin Mastery user on my vintage Jag; I just didn’t want to have to replace the posts on this one to get a Mastery to fit. I’d be interested to see how they make it rock, though. Do you have to replace the posts?

Edit: sorry for detailing this thread, but this thing looks awesome!
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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by SansRegret » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:07 pm

I actually really liked the stock pickups in these. My 2008 has been my main guitar for 8 years. I did swap out the pickups this year though:
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Similar concept as the stock wiring. They're wound hot on tall bobbins, with alnico polepieces (no bar magnets). Each pickup has one alnico 5 and one alnico 2 coil. The 3way mini switches allow each pickup to be either an alnico 5 single coil, humbucker or alnico 2 single coil. Then standard 3 way selector, i kept the kill switch and low cut. (Note: if one pickup is alnico V, the other 2 they are also out-of-phase).
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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by mbene085 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:31 pm

SansRegret wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:07 pm
I actually really liked the stock pickups in these. My 2008 has been my main guitar for 8 years. I did swap out the pickups this year though:
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Similar concept as the stock wiring. They're wound hot on tall bobbins, with alnico polepieces (no bar magnets). Each pickup has one alnico 5 and one alnico 2 coil. The 3way mini switches allow each pickup to be either an alnico 5 single coil, humbucker or alnico 2 single coil. Then standard 3 way selector, i kept the kill switch and low cut. (Note: if one pickup is alnico V, the other 2 they are also out-of-phase).
Ok, that is one of the coolest jags I have ever seen. Who made the pickups? I've never seen those covers before! That's a fantastic concept there.

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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by SansRegret » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:49 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:31 pm

Ok, that is one of the coolest jags I have ever seen. Who made the pickups? I've never seen those covers before! That's a fantastic concept there.
I made the pickups myself.
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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by mbene085 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:57 pm

SansRegret wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:49 pm
mbene085 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:31 pm

Ok, that is one of the coolest jags I have ever seen. Who made the pickups? I've never seen those covers before! That's a fantastic concept there.
I made the pickups myself.
That's totally badass! Amazing concept and execution.

Did you cut the covers yourself, and if not, where did you obtain them?

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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by RandyRandom » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:25 am

SansRegret wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:49 pm
mbene085 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:31 pm

Ok, that is one of the coolest jags I have ever seen. Who made the pickups? I've never seen those covers before! That's a fantastic concept there.
I made the pickups myself.
wow! nice job! they look really cool! do they sound modern or vintage?
:D Gotta love them Offsets :D

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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by sirspens » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:04 pm

SansRegret wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:07 pm
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That intonation looks insane. What is going on there?

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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by SansRegret » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:52 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:57 pm

Did you cut the covers yourself, and if not, where did you obtain them?
I think I got them from Philadeplhia Luthier Supply.
RandyRandom wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:25 am

wow! nice job! they look really cool! do they sound modern or vintage?
Can't really answer that question well. They definitely are not modern style humbucker (or traditional humbuckers either), and in single coil modes they're sitting more towards vintage output levels.. Probably more vintage but can get a lot of different sounds out of it.
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That intonation looks insane. What is going on there?
Looks that way, not as bad as you would think. I actually lost the screw for the high e, so that saddle is held in position with a piece of rolled up cardboard.. But actually, intonation is pretty solid (strings are flatwound 12s, neck is shimmed)..
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Post by robroe » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:29 am

SansRegret wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:52 pm
(strings are flatwound 12s, neck is shimmed)..
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Re: I think my favorite sounds right now are coming out of the CP jag HH

Post by mbene085 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:26 am

robroe wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:29 am
SansRegret wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:52 pm
(strings are flatwound 12s, neck is shimmed)..
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