Impulse NGD (Jazz Tele)

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  1. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

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    Don't ask me why .. It's not like I don't have enough of guitars and I just noodle at home .. But got hit by bad isolation GAS a while ago and been surfing the used adds without finding anything.


    But recent discussion about the new "Jazz Strat" that looks great (but too expensive for what it is) made be look up if any of the 2018 Jazz Tele's where still available. Found a couple that I bookmarked ... and this weekend one of them was reduced from 1300£ to 999£ and I couldn't resist

    It's on it's way from the UK and will be here in a couple of weeks. I was too cheap to pay 150£ for air shipping. It's an ash body. Vintage tuners, 65 avri pups and an american pro neck with a 9,5" radius and the narrow tall frets. Both body and neck have a nitro finish.

    Btw my justification is that I want to string it with heavier strings. Any of you know if you need to fiddle with tightening screws that hold springs like on a strat bridge or how does a jazzmaster bridge work?

    Not mine as it hasn't arrived, but one of these:
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  2. Ian T

    Ian T Tele-Afflicted

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    I love it! Congrats!
     
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  3. Ess Eff

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    Nice!

    Luv bound necks on Fenders.
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Cool!
     
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    you did well
     
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice. Congratulations.
     
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    Groovy color too!
     
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    Dammmit. Now I have to look that up.

    Suhweet!

    Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
     
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  9. Mick Sullivan

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    Swoon.

    Aren’t guitars beautiful.
     
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    Watch 5 watt worlds “History of the Jazzmaster.” Apparently Leo designed it specifically for heavier strings and there is only an issue when using light strings.
    Beautiful guitar congrats.
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    You see the big button at the top of the trem plate? The only adjustment you'll need to make is on the screw right behind it.

    Basically, the Jazzmaster bridge floats. I don't know if that word is technically correct in this case but you can push the bar down to lower the pitch or pull up on it to raise the pitch.

    Breaking a string will lessen the tension on the bridge, which in this case will cause everyone else to go sharp, as though you had pulled up on the bar. The slide button is meant to block that motion by the trem, so that if/when you break a string you can push the bar down, slide the button back, let go of the bar and be back in tune.

    The screw behind the slide button adjusts what this stopping point will be. You'll string the guitar however you like, do your set-up and, when that's all done, adjust that screw so that engaging the slide button will give you no room to pull up on the bar, but also not lower your pitch by forcing it down. Dead center.

    My internet connection and/or Google is not cooperating right now, but there's an online article from Premier Guitar on setting up Jaguars and Jazzmaster that explains all this and has some pics/diagrams. All lot of it will apply to your guitar since a lot of the set-up questions/potential issues surrounding JM's and Jags are to do with the bridge/trem.

    Have fun! I find my Jazzmaster to be oddly Tele-ish in some respects, but also its own thing. That's mostly down to the bridge/trem, the pickups and the rhythm circuit, and your guitar has two of those 3.
     
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  12. Rigel7

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    What SixString says rings true.

    I'd order a Mustang bridge if I were you. The Jazzmaster saddles get annoying the third or fourth time the low E pops. Jazz saddles are threaded, Mustangs are smooth with a slot.
     
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    Big congrats, looks like a funny guitar. Enjoy!
     
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  14. Lobomov

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    OK, so no worries about tightening claws that holds springs, just adjustment of locking mechanism.

    Thanks ... But no need. Fender already put a mustang bridge on it from the get go :)

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    It's stunning. But I'm picturing the neck with block inlays. That would have been something . . .
     
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    Good score, hope you enjoy it. As the owner of both a Tele and Jazzmaster I predict this will be a great player — and it looks cool too!

    Heavier strings do help with the JM bridge but 10s are OK (that’s what I use). The Mustang bridge is a bit less fiddly than the standard JM but if Fender hadn’t already picked that I wouldn’t have advised rushing to make a change till you know whether the standard bridge causes you problems or not.
     
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    That’s cool I’d love to have one, the jazzmaster is my favorite guitar (don’t tell these guys;) ),

    I think there’s a jazzmaster strat that’s new that I would love to try

    There’s lots of info on the internet about how to set up a jazzmaster trem, the “right” way is so when you’re in tune the locking mechanism works so if you break a string you just depress the arm till it locks and you’re back in tune (this is how it was designed)

    I set mine up tighter so the arm is higher up so the lock doesn’t work for me
     
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    Pretty wild looking, a Tele turned into a Jazzmaster, never seen one. Now there's a JM that I like:D
     
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  20. mortron

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    That is HOT HOT HOT!!! I was just daydreaming whilst looking at a cheap Tele HH body what this pickup setup would sound/look like... did not know Fender actually released one. Then again, it should never surprise me these days. Sometimes it seems that they let the lunatics run the asylum... and its awesome!
     
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