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Jay Turser LT

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by MahoganyStratDZ, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. MahoganyStratDZ

    MahoganyStratDZ Tele-Meister

    469
    Mar 5, 2012
    USA
    Long story short I picked it up and and have been impressed. Plays really well. I changed the pots cap switch and input jack other than that it's how it came. Wide flat neck probably 12 radius but the fret work is actually good thus so is action. I guess the previous owner add]ed the locking tuners knobs strap locks and string trees, brass nut. Anyway I been pleasantly surprised with the pick ups now little microphonic but good volume tone and the middle position really stands out.
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  2. jenos

    jenos Tele-Meister

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    Mar 28, 2012
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    Cool. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it?
     

  3. AlabamaOutlaw

    AlabamaOutlaw Tele-Meister

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    Feb 20, 2011
    Alabama
    I have almost pulled the trigger on this more than a few times. Talk about bang for the buck!! How much does she weigh in at?
     

  4. MahoganyStratDZ

    MahoganyStratDZ Tele-Meister

    469
    Mar 5, 2012
    USA

  5. robinn

    robinn TDPRI Member

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    Belgium

  6. SamIV

    SamIV Tele-Meister

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    May 14, 2011
    South Louisiana
    I played a couple of these at a shop in Houston and they quite well.
     

  7. MahoganyStratDZ

    MahoganyStratDZ Tele-Meister

    469
    Mar 5, 2012
    USA
    Thanks, I agree though Ive looked at few of the JT Teles over the years but not in person, so while I thought they looked appealing I was skeptical of them. That said the guitar is a pleasure to play, just a very good string path and fret level.

    I think they are a more modern sounding Tele with a alnico V humbucker and a matching bridge Tele pup which really isnt vintage sounding imo but has good balance string definition and volume and mixes well with the humbucker and cuts through well but aggressive. In essence the three way switching becomes quite usuable which I like. Im playing stock Fender Teles also so as far as twang and exact replication I wasnt really attempting to beat or repeat that guitar and tone but add to the palate of sound. I think the LT does this well. Clean/dirty sounds appealing with minor work imo.
     

  8. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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  9. MahoganyStratDZ

    MahoganyStratDZ Tele-Meister

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    Mar 5, 2012
    USA
    lol....its female though. :)
     
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  10. MahoganyStratDZ

    MahoganyStratDZ Tele-Meister

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    Mar 5, 2012
    USA
    So, upon further tinkering the bridge ends up being a GFS not sure which one possibly a 60s repro, the neck I changed to the SD-59 eliminating the stock JT humbucker. Sounds good no mircophonics now which imo are the JT humbuckers. Had the same issue with a LP copy I worked on for someone else. Anyway here's how it looks...
     

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  11. MahoganyStratDZ

    MahoganyStratDZ Tele-Meister

    469
    Mar 5, 2012
    USA
    What do you all think will happen with the tone which I'm really liking if I swap the brass nut? Here's the crux, I didn't put it on but whoever did, set it well but they used a 42mm instead of a 43. Must have really wanted that brass nut I'm thinking.

    Anyway I have a bone blank I would put on if I thought it would either be the same or slightly brighten the tone. Otherwise I think I can live with it. Maybe
     

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  12. sublime5739

    sublime5739 NEW MEMBER!

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    Austin ,Texas
    I have the same guitar in the light Sunburst model. I got it and a Squire Bass mint condition too for $150 total on Craigslist. So I paid $75 for it. The guy had a studio and bought them for his kid that didnt get into playing. It sounds great and way better price than a regular Telecaster. I will buy a real one when I can but for now I love this thing! I am also a big fan of make the best of what you have. I recently saw a few videos of Tom Morrello and Jack White showing cheap guitars that they recorded with and sold millions of records with. So it goes to show you that you dont have to spend and arm and a leg for a great tone. ***TIP---the Tonebridge app and an Irig will make this thing sound like a $2000 guitar
     

  13. MahoganyStratDZ

    MahoganyStratDZ Tele-Meister

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    Mar 5, 2012
    USA
    Thanks, and I agree. Im not familiar with the "Tonebridge app and an Irig", I have to check it out.
     

  14. Dan Spiffy Neuman

    Dan Spiffy Neuman Tele-Holic

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    Apr 4, 2016
    Madison, WI
    Just bought a similar guitar today. Had never heard of the brand, but it played and sounded GREAT. Might change the neck pickup

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  15. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    I've owned 3 J Ts.They were, all three, very good guitars..Much better than the price might indicate..
     

  16. Donny Osmond fan

    Donny Osmond fan Tele-Meister

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    I own a Jay Turser as well. I do not own a Jay Telecaster though. They are made in the same factory as Washburn, Bootleg, Oscar Schmidt and others. Here is the link. That factory makes great quality stuff.

    http://muse-inc.com/eng/
     

  17. Razzle

    Razzle Tele-Meister

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    Dec 15, 2014
    Alabama
    Wow those are pretty nice, dual binding and all.

    Had a JT220, a LP, it was a good guitar.
     

  18. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    I first saw this one i a guitar player magazine over 25years ago then about 10 years ago I found one on EBAY , I got it brand new with a life time warrentee ,first things first replace the pickups, istall cts pots, switchcraft reed switch, gibson pullback shield wiring ( all oriental crap components removed this now plays and sounds quite nice!

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    the local JT store told me it would be 900.00 CDN for this I got it off Ebay for 300.00 shipping included,brand new
     
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  19. Dan Spiffy Neuman

    Dan Spiffy Neuman Tele-Holic

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    Apr 4, 2016
    Madison, WI
    Any idea what the neck pickup is supposed to be in these? Mine sounds very, very, very mellow. Even for a PAF type.
     

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