2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by Steadyriot. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:23 am

Man that bottom neck looks like it dropped into a batch of good Masala (or had a lot of vitamin B ahem).
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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by Fendereedo » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:20 am

Steadyriot. wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:23 am
Man that bottom neck looks like it dropped into a batch of good Masala (or had a lot of vitamin B ahem).
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Oh, wow!
There is a world of difference. I agree about the Garam Masala thing too. The headstock on mine actually matches my Classic lacquer 60s Jag in the colour department. Looking at the 2, I'm not overly happy about the new logo either, looks really cheap and just plain ugly. Especially the Fender logo, now in wonderful block capital letters....yuch!
Ok, I'm definitely in the market now for a used!!

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by Fendereedo » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:18 am

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know a good tuner replacement for the JM Jazzmaster? Thank you in advance.

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by pikmin » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:48 pm

Fendereedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:18 am
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know a good tuner replacement for the JM Jazzmaster? Thank you in advance.
I just put Gotoh SD 91 MGT on mine ! Perfect ...

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by Fendereedo » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:20 pm

pikmin wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Fendereedo wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:18 am
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know a good tuner replacement for the JM Jazzmaster? Thank you in advance.
I just put Gotoh SD 91 MGT on mine ! Perfect ...
Thank you.

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by Bad Monkey » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:33 am

can anyone confirm what the pot values are on the 2019 JMJM?

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by aliendawg » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:11 am

The new logo looks like a cheap repro decal
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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by mcbrandt » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:42 am

Starting to think I should have gone for the JMJM back in 2014 instead of the squier vmjm.

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by reserves » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:32 am

Interesting reading. I Fancy picking up One of these! Think a newer or older one should be fine.

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by reserves » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:09 pm

Been checking these out a bit more.

Wondering what the consensus is?

I don’t see any older models being advertised as such, so the demand doesn’t seem to have gone up for the older models compared to the ones you can buy in store brand new.

Could be wrong though. I haven’t managed to try one in person yet.
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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:23 pm

Steadyriot. wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:23 am
Man that bottom neck looks like it dropped into a batch of good Masala (or had a lot of vitamin B ahem).
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The darker finish looks more like the finish used on the Fender J Mascis (purple sparkle).
This thread makes me regret trading off my Purple Mascis. The neck was the greatest.
Overall, it was really heavy. It couldn't have actually been Basswood.
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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by Always-Ben » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:39 pm

What;s a good weight for one of these? I understand as production guitars they'll never be featherweight, but would 8 lbs be on the lighter side? Or should I hold out for one that might be lighter, closer to 7?

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by Square Daddio » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:04 am

Coming from the Telecaster world, I was hoping to find one in the 7lb range, but soon realized that it would probably never happen. Checking vendor sites that listed weights told me the 8-9 lbs was the going rate. I settled on a lovely AO at 8lbs 3 oz., which considering the deal I was offered made it a no brainer.

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by reserves » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:23 am

Found an older model (CGS serial) in a shop brand new, didn't take long to hunt down.

Considering picking it up as like the idea of the neck on the older ones.

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Re: 2019 J Mascis Jazzmaster Changes

Post by jonobolton » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:05 pm

prospect wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:56 am
alexpigment wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 10:39 am
I thought they switched to Laurel in 2018 around the same time that Fender MIM switched to Pau Ferro - maybe they did it in late 2017 though. At any rate, the 2019 neck looks like *rosewood* to me.

Also a quick look at Sweetwater (they have 4 models in stock with their pictures) doesn't match the looks of your 2019 at all. Have you checked your serial number to make sure the 2019 is not old stock?
Yep. This is a CY19 serial number. The older ones I have are CGS serial numbers.
The ones currently on Sweetwater match my 2019 sans pickguard that I swapped.
Are there any differences in terms of build/finish quality between the CY and the CGS instruments? The new Paranormal range of Squiers have a CY serial number, but according to the Andertons video review of the Paranormals, it's still the same factory that manufactured the Classic Vibe range and some of the Artist Series instruments like the J Mascis, Biffy Clyro guitar & bass etc.
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