CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by 601210 » Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
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Damn! I'm into it!.

Switch is cool. I probably would angle it but it's fine with me.
I saw Last Dinosaurs last night and their guitarist had what looked like an American Performer JM with 3 lipsticks in the strat-style arrangement.

The funny thing was that his 5-way switch was oriented straight vertical, which I'd never seen before and looked kinda goofy, but I guess that works for him.

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by Squareball » Sun May 19, 2019 3:46 am

Oliveeer wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:46 am
Well this is what the Player series should've been. No humbuckers and traditional trem placement on a low end mexican model.

Maybe these will be a second alternative to the other Player series JM? Just like the Teles come in both HH and SS configurations.
Exactly!
I like it (and the price too). Here's hoping they make it official and not just a CME exclusive. Available in Europe please!
I love the fact that they actually said that it's routed for a rhythm circuit. Like they know it will be a modding platform.
Is this the closest Fender have got to a Jazzmaster in the 'budget' blacktop/Modern player/Player series?
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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by Futuron » Sun May 19, 2019 4:25 am

Nice. 8) But why does it say "pickup configuration: HH"? Accidentally copied over from the original Player specs perhaps.

This should've been the default model, the HH version as the variation.
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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by timtam » Sun May 19, 2019 4:57 am

To my mind this is what the Am Pro JM should have been, function-wise. The Am Pro jaguar got a 4-way (with series) and a phase switch - interesting new functionality. The 9.5" Am Pro jazzmaster strangely got only a 3-way toggle - simplified, cut-down, rather than new functionality. This JM with 4-way adds the series position that the Am Pro JM should have had. You can add a phase switch if you want (or even the 5-way super-switch for everything on one switch). If they're really Pure Vintage 65 pickups as stated, I like this a lot.

Looks like it has the 0081239001 adjustable-saddle-height bridge. And no-lock trem.
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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by ThePearDream » Sun May 19, 2019 8:44 am

Image
Body: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Jazzmaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: White Dots
Truss Rods: Standard
Truss Rod Wrench: 3/16" Hex (Allen)
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage 65 Reissue Jazzmaster
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage 65 Reissue Jazzmaster
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: Series/Parallel 4-Way Select Switch
Electronics: Body routed for, but not outfitted from factory with, rhythm circuit. Ready to be installed with ease by your tech.
Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjustable with “Floating” Tremolo Tailpiece
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic

This looks really promising, a great color for a great price and a nice mod platform. It looks great as-is, or you can make it more traditional with some really basic mods. The Pau Ferro board looks great with the IBM finish too.

Good job CME! More releases like this please.

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by wademp » Sun May 19, 2019 3:27 pm

Rant: That color looks too dark to be IBM for me.

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by Mechanical Birds » Sun May 19, 2019 4:12 pm

601210 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Mechanical Birds wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:26 am
Hideous

If I were obsessed with the color I’d go with MJT and for another ~$200/$300 have an actual Jazzmaster
Or swap out the pickguard and the switch and for another ~$60 have an actual jazzmaster.

Or do nothing, and have an actual jazzmaster. Cause it's already an actual jazzmaster. Otherwise the Johnny Marr Jag wouldn't be an actual Jag.
It’s got the body shape and the trem and the bridge. There are literally telecasters now that are more of a Jazzmaster than this jazzmaster

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by pikmin » Sun May 19, 2019 4:45 pm

I already have a nice tort pickguard ( with rythm circuit ) waiting for that Guitar . :-p .
I even have nice Jazzmaster pickups if the stock ones are not that good .

It can be a really cool modding platform .

Maybe the regular Player Jazzmaster will have the classic player pickups like in the picture and the CME exclusive will have av 65 pickups ...

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by valley_parade » Mon May 20, 2019 4:52 am

*shrug* Looks pretty cool to me. And I'm not a rhythm circuit guy, so that's right up my alley.

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by Fendereedo » Mon May 20, 2019 4:55 am

Yep! I would love one of those in fiesta red though.

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by aliendawg » Mon May 20, 2019 12:04 pm

wademp wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Rant: That color looks too dark to be IBM for me.
Agreed. But well... Fender colors are all over the place anyways
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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by Spitshaded » Wed May 22, 2019 5:39 am

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:12 pm

It’s got the body shape and the trem and the bridge. There are literally telecasters now that are more of a Jazzmaster than this jazzmaster
I'm curious about these Telecasters that are "more of a Jazzmaster than this Jazzmaster."

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by 601210 » Wed May 22, 2019 5:56 am

Spitshaded wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:39 am
Mechanical Birds wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 4:12 pm

It’s got the body shape and the trem and the bridge. There are literally telecasters now that are more of a Jazzmaster than this jazzmaster
I'm curious about these Telecasters that are "more of a Jazzmaster than this Jazzmaster."
He's probably talking about the Parallel Universe Jazz Tele.

Whoop dee doo it has a toggle switch.

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu May 23, 2019 1:50 am

Yeah, it doesn’t matter, I’m not some militant fedora atheist, just voicing my typical for guitarists ass cynical opinion

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Re: CME Ice Blue Jazzmaster

Post by sirspens » Thu May 23, 2019 7:14 am

22 FRETS!??!

SACRILEGE!

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