My new choice is motivated by two main reasons: 1) Startcaster is too big as my Epiphone dot and case is hard to found 2) Jazzmaster tone is unique and it was love at first sight, is the best for surf rock. I have at least ten other guitars with humbuckers, so I won't miss the wide ranges, (although at first I was attracted to Telecaster classic Vibe '70). The only thing I regret is the beatiful natural color of the Starcaster, but I would never have chosen it for the jazzmaster even if it was not produced.
The only thing I don't understand between: 1) squier classic vibe '60 jazzmaster 2) squier FSR classic Vibe '60 jazzmaster Apart from the different colors and aluminum pickguard what else do you change?
But the wide range humbuckers are not just humbuckers, they are "wide range", that's the whole point. Humbuckers that sound good, with a wide frequency range. I wonder if I have any.
I have looked at Jazzmasters before. I wanted to like them, mostly because I wanted to get the upgrade to the Strat', the high end Fender of the time, so to say, just to see what it was like. And I really liked the idea of improving the ergonomics once more, of making a guitar for the seated player. I like the way everything is pushed a little further towards the headstock too, because my first guitar was like that.
But I cannot say I like the sound. Lots of high end and yet it's still strange. Maybe that would be no problem at all and I would tweak it to taste easily but I'm not sure. Then I can't be bothered with the rhythm circuit. It was a good thing in the pre-pedal bord era, no doubt. And I can't get myself to like the look either, at least not in the Squier offering, unless it's that green and black Contemporary:
It is true that wide ranges are not like paf, but even if I didn't mind and above all not to buy yet another Telecaster, since I discarded the star for the reasons already explained at the end I opted for something different even in the comparison with the usual p90. Unfortunately the colors are few and even less available in the shop where I had to replace the star with jazz, sin I would have liked white, but only 3tsb or sonic blue was available, you can't have everything in life!
Than choice limit is also on classic vibe more sounding of Affinity and contemporary series
Why some vendors have FSR at 500 euro and others at 400 as no FSR model which is differences pickguard/body colour/freets number and than?
I would go for the white one. But I would find it a difficult choice anyway and would want to see the thing. The Thinline still calls.
I'm not into black guitars, possibly because I like to wear black a lot. Still, I always liked the HB TE-40. This guy has added a coil split and replaced the pick-ups with EMG copies. I am a little tempted:
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