Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

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Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:20 pm

Were black pickup covers ever standard on early Jazzmasters?  Was this ad accurate, or was it an early ad, made before the design was final?  Looks like knurled knobs (Tele style) too. 
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http://www.webrocker.de/jaguar/v2/index.php?page=jm

I found this on Tom Arnold's (not the actor) Jazz and Jag tribute page ( http://www.webrocker.de/jaguar/v2/index ... brocker.de )

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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by zhivago » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:05 pm

good thread...

here's a couple of guitars with supposed original black covers....I saved these pics years and years ago....

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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:13 pm

I'll take the blue one. Thank you very much.
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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by Felix » Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:27 pm

I like the look of the black pickup covers. Even though it is a black and white image, I imagine that 3TS, a gold guard, and those black covers is a nice look.

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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by mezcalhead » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:46 pm

RumorsOFsurF wrote: FDPer, but is he a member here?
Yeah, he drops around now and again.

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The black pup covers were on one of the prototypes IIRC. By the look of zhiv's photos there were some early regular production models that somehow acquired them as well, although I hadn't heard of that before.
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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by Naturality » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:51 pm

I heard somewhere that the late CBS models had black covers as well

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Post by fuzzking » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:43 am

I just  :-* them black PU covers.
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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by luau » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:17 am

I've got a black set that I'm thinking of putting on my IBM + gold guard when the new guards arrive.  :?
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Post by fuzzking » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:58 am

luau wrote: I've got a black set that I'm thinking of putting on my IBM + gold guard when the new guards arrive.  :?
Where did you get them, luau?
I've been looking for some of these for half a year, at least...

I had exactly the same plans for them, too  :? :? :?

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Post by luau » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:13 am

GPR's ebay store. When I got the gold guard I have now from them, I noticed them in their store, snatched them up, and had everything shipped together. They don't seem to have any now though.
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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by Felix » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:34 am

Ooh, thanks for the link, luau. :)

I wouldn't mind the idea of trying them with my gold guard either. I do like that look.
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Post by glimmertwin » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:51 pm

See the odd thing about those pictures is if they are as rare as we are all thinking, what are the odds of a place having two at the same time?
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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by zhivago » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:02 pm

glimmertwin wrote: See the odd thing about those pictures is if they are as rare as we are all thinking, what are the odds of a place having two at the same time?
very good point...

I saved these a while ago, but I'm pretty sure they were on gbase at the same time too....  :-\
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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by Soiouz » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:34 pm

luau wrote: GPR's ebay store. When I got the gold guard I have now from them, I noticed them in their store, snatched them up, and had everything shipped together. They don't seem to have any now though.
There's a pair of them right now on the Bay with a BIN from GPR.. Be quick guys!

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-BLACK-PICKUP-COVE ... dZViewItem

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Re: Black PU covers-Vintage Jazzmasters

Post by Soiouz » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:41 pm

zhivago wrote:
glimmertwin wrote: See the odd thing about those pictures is if they are as rare as we are all thinking, what are the odds of a place having two at the same time?
very good point...

I saved these a while ago, but I'm pretty sure they were on gbase at the same time too....  :-\
Aren't they pics of before and after a sonic blue refin of the same guitar?  ??? The wear pattern on the gold guard sure looks the same... And it would explain the cleanliness and freshness of the blue paint and the odds of having two gold-guard-black-pups JM's at the same place!

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