Jazzmaster Set up (In Japanase)

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Jazzmaster Set up (In Japanase)

Post by señormisterioso » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:15 pm

These guys seem to know a ton. Leaving these here:
https://note.mu/astronauts69/m/m8695b7b61aaa

Google translate does a "semi-ok" job...

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Re: Jazzmaster Set up (In Japanase)

Post by 601210 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:02 am

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This blonde/gold Jazzmaster in the header is gorgeous.

I guess it's either a custom build or off-brand cause of the bridge and tremolo. I know there was a blonde/gold/maple Japan JM but it had gold hardware, unless this is that model with the gold replaced.

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Post by señormisterioso » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:06 am

601210 wrote:
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This blonde/gold Jazzmaster in the header is gorgeous.

I guess it's either a custom build or off-brand cause of the bridge and tremolo. I know there was a blonde/gold/maple Japan JM but it had gold hardware, unless this is that model with the gold replaced.
Right!
Yeah I think they origin is a shop that mods guitars. Here is their main business website:
http://astronauts69.com/?lang=en

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Post by timtam » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:14 pm

They also do custom saddles (with or without grooves) ...
RetroTone custom brass saddle (without groove type) Groove cutting: ¥ 2,000
http://astronauts69.com/?page_id=9676&lang=en
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Post by señormisterioso » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:59 pm

Yeah, might be a good resource. I gather the currency exchange doesn’t really help at least in regards to dollars. Not sure other currencies.

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Post by 601210 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:11 am

It sounds like they don't really do these online though and expect you to show up at the shop.

I could be wrong but it seems like these prices are for 1) installing the saddles and 2) cutting grooves into them to fit the spacing you want, but the saddles themselves are sold at the shop and not listed online.

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Post by señormisterioso » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:27 am

I thought you might get a kick off this. I found those astronaut guys in this book called Fender Jazzmaster Player's Book. In it there's a section where they compared in detail a Squier, a Vintage JM and a MIJ. They also seem to go step by step into modding a Squier to probably make it feel and play awesome. Here are some poor scans:

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Post by timtam » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:07 pm

Wow. That book really needs to be translated !

The Japanese have their own offset book and their own offset shop ... jealous ...
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=109318

Any progress on 'our' offset book ?? ...
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... p?t=110398

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Post by señormisterioso » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:38 pm

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Wow. That book really needs to be translated !
Indeed I had the same thought. It goes deep into Pre cbs JM and Jags. Also, features some new models. I'll capture some more pages with the phone and post on the forum. The thing is pure guitar porn.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:33 pm

Yeah, that book looks amazing & totally unreadable!
I'd probably still buy it though, just for the pictures.
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Post by timtam » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:02 pm

Not cheap ... but yes, jazzmaster (and jag) porn ...
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... K&_sacat=0

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Post by TeenageShutdown! » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:02 pm

601210 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:02 am
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This blonde/gold Jazzmaster in the header is gorgeous.

I guess it's either a custom build or off-brand cause of the bridge and tremolo. I know there was a blonde/gold/maple Japan JM but it had gold hardware, unless this is that model with the gold replaced.
This has all the makings of a custom builder with such quality details as brass saddles & a heel adjustable neck, then they slap on the cheapest trem available.

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Re: Jazzmaster Set up (In Japanase)

Post by 601210 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:11 am

Yeah I guess they can't exactly go with a Fender-branded trem, and Mastery might be out of reach for Japan? Which might just leave it as the only available trem.

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