My '96 MIJ Fender Jagstang is back!!!!

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  1. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Friend of Leo's

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    I had to order a new Tort guard for it, which took 2 weeks.

    I then left if with my tech and took another few weeks.

    He had to rewire the whole inside and rework the top switches.

    The neck switch is now a spitter switch, with the switch set closest to the neck is neck split,middle is off, and the switch set toward bridge is bridge split.

    The switch closest to the bridge is pickup selector, with the switch toward the neck is neck pickup, middle is both and back is bridge.

    The set up is much more friendly and useful than the original set up.

    The Dimarzio Super Distortion is the star of this show. The pickup sounds amazing and has a tone of clarity and sustain. I can get singing overdriven sustain very easily.

    The second best sound is with both hums selected, which has just as much singing sustain as the bridge alone. The SD Hot Rail blends really well with the SD.

    The Seymore Duncan Hot rail alone doesn't sound very good and is really fat with a very scooped mid tone. It also doesn't sound very good split.

    I can live with the Bridge and both pickup tones with this guitar.

    This guitar as is , is a really rocker guitar that can sound really heavy.

    The is about the best $250 total I've EVER spent on an electric gutiar.

    I WAS planning on selling it on Facebook Marketplace, but it sounds and plays so killer, and with ALL that's going on right now, I'm just going to keep it.

    Here's the before frontal pic:

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    Huge visual improvement, and I'll take your word on the rest of it. Nice upgrade!
     
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    That’s a cool guitar. Keep it and enjoy it. Would love to hear it....
     
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    Texsunburst59 Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks guys.

    Not sure what the original pickups sounded like that came stock in this guitar, but I'd have to believe that these replacement pickups were a huge improvement.
     
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    The tilted humbucker is kind of a cool feature: the strings each go directly over one pole piece each, and then the other pole pieces each stand in between two strings. Unconventional. Interesting.

    How do you suppose that cigarette burn got made there? Cigarette jammed under the tone knob?
     
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    Yea the tilted humbucker is really unique.

    The top strings are bassier because they're closer toward the neck ,and the bottom strings have more treble because they're closer to the bridge.

    I really don't have another guitar that sounds quite like this in my collection.

    The tone's I'm able to get make this guitar a real keeper.

    I think you're right about the cigarette burns.

    There's enough space under the tone know to jamb a cigarette in there.
     
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    That guard looks screwed up – like the borders got drawn in several millimeters from where they should be. Look how close the screws are to the edges, how pointy the horn is, and how poor the fit is near the control plate.
     
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    What a maroon!
     
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    Exactly what Bugs would say. :D
     
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    The Hot Rail will sound a lot better in parallel, vs split. And it will remain hum-cancelling.
     
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    Cool!
     
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  12. Lord_Ingipz

    Lord_Ingipz Tele-Meister

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    Boy that's a beauty! Huge Nirvana feeling from your jagstang. One year had a chance to buy a 96 for $250 but was broke at the time. :(
     
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    Thanks Lord.

    This guitar has exceeded all my expectations.

    I was lucky for sure to run into such a great sleeper.

    You just never know what guitar is going to surprise you.
     
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    Looks great. Glad you’re happy with it. Now enjoy it.
     
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