'78 Jazzmaster

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Carbohydrates » Fri May 16, 2008 8:31 am

Kawentzmann wrote: So you have a JM that sounds like a Mosrite or Gretsch. That’s cool, interesting - a good way to pay homage aurally without copying the look of their guitars. Is it a heavy 70s ash body? Usually they’re not as favored, but you found their purpose!!
Never thought of it that way, but I suppose you're right. And yeah, it's a heavy slab. Not as favored? Great, more for me!
scottme wrote: My 78 JM serial is S800433 Mind if I ask what yours is? I bet it's not too far away from that.
I edited it out of the shot and I'm typing from work so I'm not sure, actually, but I'll check for you when I get home. I'm pretty sure it's not S800 though.

Thanks for the comments! I'll look into the witch hats.

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by El Pr0n » Fri May 16, 2008 11:02 am

That's one of the most beautiful guitars I've ever seen!  :-*
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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri May 16, 2008 11:36 am

Carbohydrates wrote: Thanks for the comments! I'll look into the witch hats.
You don't have to look far.... index.php?topic=3541.0 ....the real deal too. Not repro.

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by ohm-men » Fri May 16, 2008 11:45 am

Wow, great guitar and another Man or Astroman? fan! YES! Welcome. (They are also one of my greatest influences, one of the most memorable live shows I ever saw...)

....Listen to it Paul,Listen to the voice.....

I never owned a Gretch or a Mosrite, been playing Man or Astroman tunes on JM's and Jag's for the last 6 years or so, I'd say both come close....
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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Carbohydrates » Fri May 16, 2008 12:34 pm

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Carbohydrates wrote: Thanks for the comments! I'll look into the witch hats.
You don't have to look far.... index.php?topic=3541.0 ....the real deal too. Not repro.

;)

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by luau » Fri May 16, 2008 1:03 pm

Sweet guitar! The more I see these the more I like them.
ohm-men wrote: Wow, great guitar and another Man or Astroman? fan! YES! Welcome. (They are also one of my greatest influences, one of the most memorable live shows I ever saw...)
There's been an accident.. an explosion..

Amen. I saw them at Lounge Axe in Chicago and holy crap, what a show.
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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by AurelHood » Fri May 16, 2008 2:12 pm

Now I understand what can be called a beautiful vintage axe...

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Jay » Fri May 16, 2008 2:34 pm

From seeing them more times then I know how to count, the Astroman guitar player (Brian Causey AKA Star Crunch) used a vintage Gretsch Tennessean and a 2x10 SF Vibrolux Reverb pretty much always.  They were soooo great back then.  I own the first 2 7"s they ever released along with an early copy of the Is it Man or Astroman? on vinyl.  One of my old bands also opened for the Gamma Clones in Atlanta as well...  fun as hell that was.  Little known fact that Causey also toured playing guitar with the Archers of Loaf on the White Trash Heroes jaunt.

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Carbohydrates » Fri May 16, 2008 11:15 pm

Jay wrote: From seeing them more times then I know how to count, the Astroman guitar player (Brian Causey AKA Star Crunch) used a vintage Gretsch Tennessean
Gretsch? Sweet, got that covered too!

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by mynameisjonas » Sat May 17, 2008 5:06 am

RumorsOFsurF wrote: That thing needs the correct witch hat knobs, I'm tellin' ya!  ;)
they wouldn't be correct on this one though ;)
(they went back to strat type knobs and split shaft pots sometime in the late 70s )

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Sat May 17, 2008 8:01 am

I stand corrected... :-[

I'd still put witch hats on it.  :P
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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by ohm-men » Sat May 17, 2008 10:16 am

Yup, as Nolan said....witch hats would look indeed great on that JM....that guitar has some serious mojo imo....schweeeeeetttttt!!!!!

And as for Man or Astroman? They really turned me to intersting music, after seeing their show, a whole new wold opened for me. (I think it was '94 or so) and I was stuck on Punk and Metal, but these guys "blew it all to hell". I quickly started collecting their stuff, lost them over Eeviac though. But their early albums are  :? :? (Experiment Zero and Project infinity are my favorites)
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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Carbohydrates » Sat May 17, 2008 10:18 am

Hmm, not sure I'm totally sold on the witch hat look. And the fact that it's not "correct" just kinda seals that one up. :)

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by fullerplast » Sat May 17, 2008 11:01 am

Shouldn't it have black $trat knobs ala the other (ash body / black guard) Fenders of the period?

Scott... what color are your '78 knobs?

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Re: '78 Jazzmaster

Post by Carbohydrates » Sat May 17, 2008 11:19 am

fullerplast wrote: Shouldn't it have black $trat knobs ala the other (ash body / black guard) Fenders of the period?

Scott... what color are your '78 knobs?

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Yeah, I looked it up- white pickup covers, black whammy tip, black knobs, black selector tip.

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