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Post by giantsteps » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:05 pm

Hi. I'm Chris. Been lurking a while, looking at all of your opinions on recent jazzmasters to help me make an informed decision. Recently ordered a blonde 60th anniversary and a mastery bridge for it. Ironically, the bridge came in a week and still waiting after two for the guitar. The dealer promises next week. He hopes. I think. LOL. Anyway, hello!

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Post by Con-Tiki! » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:32 am

greetings.
start figuring out how to post photos on this forum, so you can put up a pic of your new guitar when it finally arrives.
Everyone likes pictures..
(Christopher, also)
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Post by jthomas » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:13 pm

Welcome aboard. Yes... post pics asap! (please)

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Post by giantsteps » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:24 pm

I'm absolutely going to post pics of the guitar...once it gets here...we're three weeks into the wait time. I was told "mid-April" by the store. The only reason I ordered it in the first place (instead of just buying a JM in stock) was that the ones the had in stock had the short trem spacing and p90 style pickups...I wanted an instrument with JM single coils and the proper behind the bridge length. Oh well. I call once a week and ask for updates. They just tell me that the order went in on March 29th. Called Fender but they won't divulge details. 'll post pics of the Mastery Bridge when I get home...lol...

Chris

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Post by TinyEv » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:48 pm

Hello from another long lurking newbie! So... Is everyone on the board secretly called Chris? Looking forward to seeing the guitar! From (yet another) Chris :D
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Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:00 pm

Hey Chris! Welcome aboard!
Sounds like a good setup to start with... :w00t:
For posting pictures you need a site that hosts your pictures. After photobucket suddenly wanted to have money to work properly, I‘ve gone with imgbb.com. Imgur should be working too.
Looking forward to hear your stories and see your guitar once it arrived!
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Post by giantsteps » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:32 pm

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I have a bridge. Guitar is not in yet. That's a J-Bass pickguard on my bench so that's counts for something.

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Post by flyerman1202 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:25 pm

I have a bridge. Guitar is not in yet. That's a J-Bass pickguard on my bench so that's counts for something
Ooooh! Nice! I found that mastery bridges work super well almost to the point of overkill, I would recommend Placing a strip foam under the strings behind the bridge if you encounter any buzzing (Ideallywith a new guitar you shouldn't). I'm not sure if its common knowledge or not, but seeing the picture of the bridge fresh out of the box reminded me of it.
I know its kind of a weird thing to add on here. But I personally had buzzing as an with my mastery and doing this cleaned a good amount.

Can't Wait to see your jazzmaster! :D Blonde is one of my favorite colors!

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Post by giantsteps » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:11 pm

Ok. So this sucks. I called the dealer I went through to order the guitar. They called me back to say that the spoke to their Fender rep and the instrument I ordered three weeks ago is not available. This is after being assured by them (and Fender) weeks ago that there were instruments in stock at the warehouse, ready to ship. I did my due diligence and called once a week to check in. Get the same assurance every time.

Someone screwed up. Now Fender is telling me that there is no timeline for when this color will be available again. I'm particularly pissed at the dealer, who, would have known that none were available when the order was placed but told me 2-3 weeks anyway.

So yeah. I'm not an offset owner. Have a sweet Mastery bridge, though. Oh well.

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Re: Hey kids!

Post by giantsteps » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:19 pm

Update:

Won Ebay auction for same guitar, slightly used. And $300 less. It's getting here this weekend. Woo Hoo! I'll post pics when it arrives...I can't wait to dig into this thing...

Chris

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Post by flyerman1202 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:05 pm

Sweeeet!
Can't wait to see it!!

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Post by giantsteps » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:05 am

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It's here! Very easy player...I'm a convert. Going to have to take some time to set up (it has 9's on it...I play on 10's-11's...and I want to install the mastery bridge and possible work on the shielding a bit because of the hum) but it's a great sounding instrument out of the case...

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Post by Fender Addiction » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:20 am

Well that is absolutely gorgeous!

I love the inlays and binding on the fretboard. I have an original '66 with that... was a really nice cosmetic feature, makes Jazzmasters look somehow a bit more elegant when they have it.
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Re: Hey kids!

Post by ChristheRat » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:49 am

TinyEv wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Hello from another long lurking newbie! So... Is everyone on the board secretly called Chris? Looking forward to seeing the guitar! From (yet another) Chris :D
Welcome Chris! Much love from another Chris
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Re: Hey kids!

Post by Matt_A » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:40 am

Chris -- that is a sweet machine. I have the same one. I am disappointed with the fingerboard on mine and am thinking of dyeing it to an ebony color. Let us know how you like the mastery bridge on it.

Matt

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