I've got a Mustang bridge on my Player Jaguar, so it just needed the saddle screws thread locking (I actually used some clear nitro as it was handy and I didn't dare go through my wife's nail varnish collection ). I'm really impressed with the pickups in this Player too: I'd intended to take the neck pickup out and make the guitar into a Jaguar version of an Esquire, but if anything I might do the reverse and just have a neck pick up. Was looking at 'The Creamery' pickups, but he is backlogged and not taking orders, so that's probably a good thing. Plus I'm using both pickups quite a bit and the coil tap on the bridge humbucker works well with the neck one, so I'll probably leave it standard at this rate.Glasgowm82 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:57 amWelcome I’m fairly new to the forum too. Always had jazzmasters tho. Funny you ask about upgrades. They just arrived... fender locking tuners, mustang bridge and mastery brushed metal tremolo! Still deciding pickups but the stock vintera ones are actually pretty damn good! What jazzmaster are you gonna see?
I've put a deposit down on an ex-demo American Original 60s Jazzmaster in sunburst. It has a tiny chip on the back, but otherwise looks perfect, with £350 off the new order price. It's supposed to have a fatter neck than the Player and Performer Jazzmasters I tried last Friday. I just hope it is as well finished as I'd expect for that price as it will be my most expensive guitar if I take it home.
I'm stuck in a hotel, away with work, so I brought my Player Jaguar to work on and play on headphones. Spent last night polishing the frets and the ends with P1500/P2000 and 3M pads on the fingerboard, then adjusted the set up/action. Now bends don't feel like the frets are gritty and the neck feels smooth without any sharp fret ends. I'm taking it in the shop tomorrow to compare with the AO60s Jazzmaster; if it doesn't feel as good out of the box as my Jaguar does now, then the AO60s Jazzmaster won't be coming home with me and I'll look at Vintera Jazzmasters when they get some back in.
Sorry for the waffle...it's boring in this hotel.