"Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by simonhpieman » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:37 pm

cestlamort wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 am
The post-war American dream was to have a cool guitar, a cool car, and a house with a swimming pool.
Here's 2 out of 3:

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For sale. (had a Valentine's discount to 2600 so probably room for an offer).
I've said before, I really quite like this one! Someone's changed its pickups since its last appearance on this thread, though. It looked better before with the full on EMG style humbucker.

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Post by simonhpieman » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:40 pm

Bee tee dubs: found this somewhere the other day and thought of you guys.

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Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:01 am

simonhpieman wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Bee tee dubs: found this somewhere the other day and thought of you guys.

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my friend sent me this one a few weeks ago. i physically spat out my coffee.
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'Are you trying to seduce me Mrs Robinson? Or do you just want me to solder a couple of resistors into your Muff?'

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Post by will » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:44 am

Steal them saddles.

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Post by Mechanical Birds » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:27 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:10 pm
forgive the quality of this one. my friend just sent me it. it gets worse the longer you look btw
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Holy shit it does every time I started to scroll on I noticed something else

No collet, weird routing off the jack plate that’s covered with plastic, extra knob coming out of the guard, extra holes in the jack plate Jesus Christ people we’re trying to have a society here

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Post by Hyphen Nation » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:54 pm

Con-Tiki! wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:29 am
This is pretty awful...
https://reverb.com/item/916942-fender-m ... 1960s-s564
Will could fix it up in like two evenings after work...

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Post by will » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:53 am

Hyphen Nation wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Con-Tiki! wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:29 am
This is pretty awful...
https://reverb.com/item/916942-fender-m ... 1960s-s564
Will could fix it up in like two evenings after work...
I kinda like that 70's van / Corvus Mustang. I think I'd let it keep on flying it's freak flag.

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Post by blackbox » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:55 am

simonhpieman wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:37 pm
cestlamort wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 am
The post-war American dream was to have a cool guitar, a cool car, and a house with a swimming pool.
Here's 2 out of 3:

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For sale. (had a Valentine's discount to 2600 so probably room for an offer).
I've said before, I really quite like this one! Someone's changed its pickups since its last appearance on this thread, though. It looked better before with the full on EMG style humbucker.
I almost bought this one as a restoration project, but that neck pocket gap is just nasty. Too many red flags.

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Post by will » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:13 am

blackbox wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:55 am
I almost bought this one as a restoration project, but that neck pocket gap is just nasty. Too many red flags.
For me, it was the crack on the edge of the body near the rhythm controls - and no pictures of what's under the pickguard. Could be some super-scary routing under there!

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Post by blackbox » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:21 am

Yeah, for sure.

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Post by Unicorn Warrior » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:32 am

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A 63' VI

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Post by rbrcbr » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:39 am

Unicorn Warrior wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:32 am
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A 63' VI
Swear to you I just let out an audible "ugh. Jesus Christ."

That's not terrible, but still just bad enough that it hurts to look at. That poor formerly LPB body...

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Post by jeff m. » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:37 am

Funny..after Will's "un-Voxing a Jazzmaster" thread, I now look at guitars like the Bass VI above & think "Pffft..no big deal :) !

Interesting use of the mute, too..not only backwards, but looks like they trimmed the 'lip' off it..a real shame, vintage VI mutes are rare as
hen's teeth.

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Post by higgsblossom » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:55 am

The fact that it’s pictured on a workbench gives me hope that this is the start of a restoration project?
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by will » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:59 am

higgsblossom wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:55 am
The fact that it’s pictured on a workbench gives me hope that this is the start of a restoration project?
...unless this is the workbench of ...THE BUTCHER!

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