Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by unreal77 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:21 am

Cream city music posted the strats and tele. No jazzmasters :(

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by losador » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:03 am

unreal77 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:21 am
Cream city music posted the strats and tele. No jazzmasters :(
https://shop.fender.com/en-GB/electric- ... i-guitars/

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Post by TomBar3 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:30 am

unreal77 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:21 am
Cream city music posted the strats and tele. No jazzmasters :(
No, there's a fine Jazzmaster part of the AP2 series! But no Jaguar :(

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by timtam » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:33 am

Youtube is drowning right now in shop demos of APII strats and teles. Maybe someone will think the JM worthy of a demo later in the day ....
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... p=CAI%253D

Edit: Here's Fender's ...
https://youtu.be/AUObYjErG9k
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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by wkc » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:44 am

wkc wrote:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4gZLtUB-Io
Notably, they misstate that the upper controls are the same as the traditional rhythm circuit.

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by mbene085 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:24 am

timtam wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:33 am
Edit: Here's Fender's ...
https://youtu.be/AUObYjErG9k
Middy, muddy, overwound sounding pickups. And did I hear correctly that the coil tap only exists for the bridge?

The only things that interest me are the dark night colour and the vibrato, and neither were shown here.

Seriously, they redesigned the offset vibrato for the first time in 62 years, and their official demo doesn't even touch the vibrato once?

Sigh. This is why I don't buy new Fenders. Maybe I'll pick up a dark night body for a build, otherwise this is an easy pass for me.

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by jdr1014 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:17 am

manwithtitties wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:00 am
Thats cool but nowhere near as cool as the previous mystic seafoam. That was the best new fender color in a long time imo.
I agree.....

Having said that, the Mystic Surf Green looks pretty good with the maple neck too. Never Liked maple on Jazzmasters but Mystic Seafoam changed that for me. The Reverb photo of the Mystic Surf posted above looks bluish to me - reminds me of aged Ice Blue Metallic or even some pix I've seen of aged Firemist Silver.......which I like.

Anyway, I am glad Fender has introduced some interesting/eye-catching new colors. Seems like for years all the "new" colors were just boring shades of browns, tans, etc. - very few greens & blues.

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by DarnWeight » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:25 am

Ryan/60CycleHum has just posted an unboxing/demo of the Pro II JM on his YT channel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCt_ZrtQ9AI

The Mystic Surf Green looks pretty sweet with a maple neck.

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by Glasgowm82 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:52 am

I see the new USA professional II up on fender website for pre order! Best quote I’ve had on UK release is start December.. I’ve ordered the Dark Night colour variation. Genuinely excited for the new vibrato Design, bronze mustang bridge, locking tuners, interesting pickups and tonal options. Anyone else excited for these or just me? Haha

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by Glasgowm82 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:56 am

wkc wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:57 pm
vistavision wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:34 pm
I found a few bigger shots of the JMs:

Dark Night
Image
That...might just be the one.

If it was covered in rotten human body parts, waste and surefire cancer causing stuff I’d still buy it and play it everyday. THAT colour. The other upgrades. This is happening!

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by audiopablo » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:10 am

I wonder when I can get that bronze bridge by itself. I cannibalized my am pro jag bridge for my player jag. Maybe this was mentioned, but are there no am pro jag 2s?

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by mbene085 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:24 am

DarnWeight wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:25 am
Ryan/60CycleHum has just posted an unboxing/demo of the Pro II JM on his YT channel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCt_ZrtQ9AI

The Mystic Surf Green looks pretty sweet with a maple neck.
That vibrato definitely dives farther. I really want to see someone pull it out and look at the mechanics of that. If it can dive deeper while still being as stable as a regular Offset vibrato, they'll definitely have a winner and I'd consider picking one up as an aftermarket part to try out.
audiopablo wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:10 am
I wonder when I can get that bronze bridge by itself. I cannibalized my am pro jag bridge for my player jag. Maybe this was mentioned, but are there no am pro jag 2s?
Tragically, no.

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by pscates » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:00 pm

Seeing these YouTube demos now, the maple neck on the new Mystic Surf Green AMII seems a bit more tinted/amber than that lighter, untinted neck on the first-generation Mystic Seafoam model. I like both, but the tinted maple pairs nicely with that new green color. I normally don't go for the artificial aging or any sort of "relic" work, but there are exceptions.

I do think a rosewood one would look really nice on this. Remember those Fender Marauder necks from a few years ago? At one point, 1-3 years ago, there were always tons of them on eBay, with undrilled heels. They were 9.5", dark rosewood, a large headstock (maybe not even traditional Jazzmaster, but larger than a Strat) and with just a simple, lone spaghetti script Fender logo on the headstock. That would look amazing on this guitar. I don't see them on eBay anymore, and I regret not buying one two years ago just to have on standby for a nice parts build.

Ryan's demo on 60 Cycle Hum was fun to watch. He's about the only YouTuber who does the surf thing on all his demos/playing, so I'll always watch them. I can only take so much fifth-fret blues noodling and dissonant Sonic Landscapes™ from all the others... :wacko:

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Re: Norwegian webshop leak: American Professional II Jazzmaster

Post by Glasgowm82 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:08 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... HLo7XT--aQ

Link for the new jazzmaster being tested out. Not watched it all yet. Guy is raving about it so far!

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