New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by Futuron » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:09 pm

tdbajus wrote:
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Has anyone figured out if this neck will fit on a jaguar or a jazzmaster?

I have been dreaming of a gibson scale Jaguar for a long time now....
As in scale fit? Like a conversion neck? If that's your question then I tested that, and you'll need to move the bridge for both.

If you meant will it fit the neck pocket, well for starters the neck holes are different, like a Deluxe/Elite. You'd need to drill a new hole. Should be the same pocket fit, but without a neckless body I didn't test that.

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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by JSutter » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:42 pm

I like most of the powercaster. The scale length, bridge, humbucker and controls are all up my alley.

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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by Futuron » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:49 pm

Just saw this demo. More substantial in its pickup comparison, and the difference between clean and dirty.
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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by blimpage » Sat May 04, 2019 4:52 pm

Very kind of Fender to design a guitar specifically for me!

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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by Futuron » Sun May 19, 2019 4:44 am

For anyone curious about how it's routed and fits Jag/JM cases.

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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by ThePearDream » Tue May 21, 2019 7:21 am

Futuron, that is a beautiful example of a roasted maple neck.

FYI, Rosser Guitars has their take on this shape up on their ebay listings now ($95!).
I'm tempted to put one together with some Filtertrons or P90s, and a Jazzy trem.

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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by leokula » Tue May 21, 2019 12:18 pm

Doesn't the arm rest on this and the meteora look less comfortable than the usual ones on jazzmasters?
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by sirspens » Tue May 21, 2019 5:57 pm

leokula wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Doesn't the arm rest on this and the meteora look less comfortable than the usual ones on jazzmasters?
They both have a sharp turn in the contour. That said, my Meteora is comfortable.

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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by Futuron » Sun May 26, 2019 3:33 am

It's quite comfortable, the angle is very obtuse. Even my skinny arms have no issue with that corner.


My first guitar in this scale length, it feels very natural to me. Intonation is out, but those screws are hard to get to with the tailpiece & strings on >:(


And yes, the neck totally looks cocoa flavoured and edible, but as yet my self-control has prevented me from trying to bite it.



edit: and the high fret access! I can even get to the low strings on the top frets thanks to the curved neck pocket
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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by YALCaster » Sun May 26, 2019 7:28 am

ThePearDream wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:21 am
FYI, Rosser Guitars has their take on this shape up on their ebay listings now ($95!).
I'm tempted to put one together with some Filtertrons or P90s, and a Jazzy trem
Keep in mind that Rosser is a 25.5 scale and not 24” like the fender

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Re: New alternate reality - Powercaster (HB and P90)

Post by ThePearDream » Sun May 26, 2019 8:50 am

YALCaster wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 7:28 am
ThePearDream wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:21 am
FYI, Rosser Guitars has their take on this shape up on their ebay listings now ($95!).
I'm tempted to put one together with some Filtertrons or P90s, and a Jazzy trem
Keep in mind that Rosser is a 25.5 scale and not 24” like the fender
The Fender is 24.75".
The Rosser being made for 25.5" is a plus in my opinion. Besides using any old 25.5" neck, there are lots of options for conversion necks out there.

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