Alden Jazzmaster Copy

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by StevenO » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:54 pm

If I were say, given one for free, I would totally go sonic youth on it. :)

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by Naturality » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:58 pm

Well, it's handmade by a proffessional luthier  which boasts it's qualities and it was pickup phasing instead of the rythm circuit whoch I quite like.

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by Naturality » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:31 pm

I think the first thing I'm going to do is change the tremolo (not tailpiece..... yet) to a longer one

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by dinosaur » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:07 pm

Well not that it matters, but there is no way on Earth that thing is handmade.

And you might have trouble finding a bar that would fit that tailpiece.  I doubt a fender arm would fit or anything obvious like that.

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by berlinbetty » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:52 am

  I've never found a use for out-of-phase pickups.  Does anyone know of a somewhat famous use of out-of-phase pickups, so I can hear exactly what I'm supposed to do with that feature?
  And I, too, thought my monitor had a problem with that pink guitar.  I'm glad I'm not the only one... :D
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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by Naturality » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:29 am

Steve Albini uses out of phase pickups a bucketload, and if you put use two out of phase pickups at the same time they can create a humbucker effect

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by mynameisjonas » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:51 am

Naturality wrote: Steve Albini uses out of phase pickups a bucketload, and if you put use two out of phase pickups at the same time they can create a humbucker effect
well that depends on the polarity of the magnets. usually when you have two pickups in a guitar (jazzmasters, jaguars, telecasters...) one of them is reverse wound/reverse polarity, so running them out of phase will not create a humbucking effect.
however, if you have two identical pickups wired out of phase you will get a humbucking effect, along with a thin, metallic sound.

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by Naturality » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:52 am

I see, still though Steve Albini uses out of phases p/us a lot and he gets great sounds

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by mezcalhead » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:58 am

Naturality wrote: use two out of phase pickups at the same time
A pickup can only be in or out of phase with respect to another pickup.
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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by manwith2brains25 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:16 am

i would say go with the 2nd one but i dont like paisly ha
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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by mynameisjonas » Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:19 am

Naturality wrote: I see, still though Steve Albini uses out of phases p/us a lot and he gets great sounds
yeah it´s a pretty cool sound. i actually have the pickups in one of my JMs wired out of phase at the moment. i actually find it quite useful. the middle position has about the same "twang" as the bridge pickup alone, but with some.. er... weirdness.. added to it.

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by Naturality » Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:25 am

I'm gonna put mod it a fair bit though, humbucker bridge p/u with North Coil/Parallel/Series switching on it.
This is similar, but I wouldn't get it http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALDEN-TAURUS-RETR ... dZViewItem
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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by Naturality » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:15 am

I've been thinking about something mezcalhead said,
mezcalhead wrote: Look at it this way: if you had the Rondo, would you still want a Jazzmaster? .. and vice versa?
and I have decided to go for an MIJ

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Re: Alden Jazzmaster Copy

Post by StevenO » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:37 am

Yeah, it's best to get what you really truly want, first. All these cheap and fun guitars are nice, but if you don't have anything really special to go back to, they're not fun. You can forgive the cheap guitars of their flaws when you know that you have something really good in your stable of guitars.

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