Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by JoeySlush » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:21 pm

Other priorities at the moment. Telecaster bass in mint condition. Crack whore? I have seen reference to this but missing the point. Can you explore? What's the meaning in relation to guitars? :blush:

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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by tetsuo2001 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:17 am

Hi!!!....thus year is my 40th birthday and i search the jazzmaster 75. Do you have a jazzmaster 75 for sale?. Thanks.

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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by offkeyericdee » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:31 pm

I've recently been toying with the idea of selling my '75 Jazzmaster, though I'm not entirely convinced at present. Post-1974 JMs are pretty rare.
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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by DaveC » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:30 am

This isn't the place to be discussing sales of guitars.... :ph34r:
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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by tetsuo2001 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:45 am

sorry, you're absolutely right. sorry again

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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by DiBiaso » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:57 am

Yesterday I bought a '78 that had been refinished in slightly metallic pink many years ago. So far I am loving it! I plugged it into my Big Muff and SuperChamp last night and was able to nail some of the Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth tones that I grew up listening to.

I am planning on refinishing this pepto-bismal beast in olympic white eventually. the neck is in pristine condition, and the guitar was clearly cared for. There are no dings or scratches in the body, just 30+ years of weather checking. So far, the only flaw i've found is a very scratchy volume pot.

An added plus is all my cool stuff was made in 1978! (My wife was born in '78 and I also drive a '78 MGB ;) )

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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by zhivago » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:28 pm

DaveC wrote:This isn't the place to be discussing sales of guitars....

indeed...I removed the particular post...back to discussing guitars :)
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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Grey » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:46 pm

zhivago wrote:
DaveC wrote:This isn't the place to be discussing sales of guitars....

indeed...I removed the particular post...back to discussing guitars
Better late than never. :D

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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Bothand Nether » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:52 pm

I am intrigued by the extra mass of the headstock & am in the process of making a couple of JM's with that larger design.
Supposedly it adds sustain but I have yet to play on that type of neck.

I am as always, on the fence about the esthetics, I'd love to hear the experiences of those that have both sizes.
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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Marc » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:42 pm

Resurrecting this long thread... I've heard some great clips of 70s JM and the strong pickups are consistently mentioned in the many comments.

So I want to get a 70s set made up for my reissue. Could anyone help me with the specs? What I know so far is that 70s Fender pickups were double dipped in lacquer instead of wax and the wire would be plain enamel. I've found a guy running a company called Q Pickups in Croatia who builds pickups using tsp method.

Does anyone know the gauge of wire, approx number of turns and output?

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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Kinx » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:20 pm

as for the "strong" pickups - I didn't do the measures, but I consider the signal from pickups in my '72 JM to be approximately as strong as Seymour Duncan Antiquity II Mustang pickups I have in my mustang - gainwise. I really had to level the bridge one super-close to the strings to level them out properly to my liking.

I can do the basic measurement (resistance etc) if you want.
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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Marc » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:39 am

Kinx wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:20 pm
as for the "strong" pickups - I didn't do the measures, but I consider the signal from pickups in my '72 JM to be approximately as strong as Seymour Duncan Antiquity II Mustang pickups I have in my mustang - gainwise. I really had to level the bridge one super-close to the strings to level them out properly to my liking.

I can do the basic measurement (resistance etc) if you want.
Yes please! Measurements of your 72 would be super helpful.

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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Kinx » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:45 am

ok, I'll try my best :)
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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by Marc » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:24 am

Kinx wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:45 am
ok, I'll try my best :)
:) 8)

If anyone else has specs for post-CBS Jazzmaster pickups please post them - we can compile them and add them to the library. Info on this era of pickup seems a bit thin on the ground... surprising as the clips I have heard sound great and are different to earlier guitars.

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Re: Where are all the 70s Jazzmasters?

Post by reserves » Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:53 pm

I have a 77, SB, black pick guard.

Sounds good. Swapped it for a computer in 1999, wonder how much that computer would be worth now...

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