Would you buy this?

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Would you buy this?

Post by DiAmoroso » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:18 pm

Walked into my local Sam Ash today and they have a used Fender Blacktop Jazzmaster HS available at $399. I'm highly considering going back and pulling the trigger, it played nice and sounded pretty decent in my opinion.

The price seems really good, I've been considering a Squier Jag or Jazz as my backup to my AmPro Jag during gigs so this seems to be a bit higher quality than Squier at the same price point. I only walked out of the shop empty handed because I went to look not buy, but I'm still thinking about it hours later. What do you think, is this as good a deal as I think? Would you pick it up?
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Re: Would you buy this?

Post by DiAmoroso » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:58 pm

Does any body know if these have normal Jazzmaster routing?
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Re: Would you buy this?

Post by jesterpunk68 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:04 pm

They are good enough for Kim Gordon.


https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/ ... ion?page=2

But they are routed for humbuckers and you would need to route it for a bridge jazzmaster pickup.

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Re: Would you buy this?

Post by VPO » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:05 pm

No if this is a correct body.

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But they are still nice guitars.

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Re: Would you buy this?

Post by jdr1014 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:36 pm

For a backup I would go to a Squier VM or Classic Vibe in normal pickup config.

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Re: Would you buy this?

Post by DiAmoroso » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:54 pm

Just picked it up, couldn't resist, even though jdr1014 is probably right in a CV Squier being more similar in a back up role to my main guitar. The pickups in it are pretty decent as is, and the other guitarist in my band is actually looking for a guitar he really connects with, so maybe I'll sell it to him of he likes it. If not, I'll happily keep it, probably do some mods.

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Re: Would you buy this?

Post by vistavision » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:08 pm

If you're not in a routing mood Rose Pickups makes a Jazzmaster-flavored humbucker-sized single coil. His pickups are very good and if he says it sounds like a JM it probably does. Also, it's just $55.
https://www.rosepickups.com/new-product ... ingle-coil
I'm sure some Fender dealer in '64 looked at the new Duo-Sonic II and thought, "That's not a Duo-Sonic. That's a Mustang".

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Re: Would you buy this?

Post by 601210 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:59 pm

vistavision wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:08 pm
If you're not in a routing mood Rose Pickups makes a Jazzmaster-flavored humbucker-sized single coil. His pickups are very good and if he says it sounds like a JM it probably does. Also, it's just $55.
https://www.rosepickups.com/new-product ... ingle-coil
That's actually a clever idea since Fender are selling so many jazzmasters with humbuckers. If he had covers that looked the part it would be ace.

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Re: Would you buy this?

Post by DiAmoroso » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:29 am

vistavision wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:08 pm
If you're not in a routing mood Rose Pickups makes a Jazzmaster-flavored humbucker-sized single coil. His pickups are very good and if he says it sounds like a JM it probably does. Also, it's just $55.
https://www.rosepickups.com/new-product ... ingle-coil
Very cool, thank you, I may consider this. It plays and sounds nice stock, but I usually can't leave well enough alone. Probably will start with a new bridge, and possibly switch in an AmPro tremolo unit too. Pickups will be next, and this seems like a good place to start.
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