Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

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Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by joe.staffs » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:13 am

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Hello,
I've owned 2 Marauders and my brother currently owns a Lake Placid Blue one. I spruced them up a little with new WD pickguards, pickup covers, competition stripes and new old stock knobs on one. Simply cosmetic changes, nothing was changed under the pickguard. They're pretty good discontinued guitars that can be picked up cheap. All of the necks were superb, as are the Jazzmaster pickups.
Just thought I'd show how these can be totally transformed to look less cheap!

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by MKR » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:30 am

those look really nice.
my favorite incarnations are the black and tort and the black and gold versions.

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by phutyle » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:45 am

Nice. I've been thinking about picking up a second one myself. I like the last LPB one with the black pickguard and the black pickups.

What's the WD gold pickguard like? Have you tried it on the LPB with white pickup covers and the white witch hats? I'd say that would look pretty good.

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by ralfcaetano » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:29 am

i was considering getting a second one to mod actually sadly they're discontinued :( i really think that if squier/fender insists on their dimension bass, they should insist on the marauder

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by JPCordingley » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:48 pm

I would love it if Fender reissued a Marauder with the MP pickup configuration (the triplebucker looks and sounds pretty versatile from the videos) but which looked a little more like one of the mid 1960s prototypes with the proto-Starcaster headstock (way cooler than your standard Strat-style headstock). Fender, please don't make me drop £2k for a Bilt Relevator! I can't afford that! What I can afford is a £300 MIC Fender.

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by Subgenius » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:42 am

The Modern Player Marauder: Another model everyone hated when they made it and love after they discontinued them.
Same as the Super Sonic, Cyclone, Toronado, Venus, etc.

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by thenewromance » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:15 pm

Subgenius wrote:The Modern Player Marauder: Another model everyone hated when they made it and love after they discontinued them.
Same as the Super Sonic, Cyclone, Toronado, Venus, etc.
... Jazzmaster, Jaguar, ... ;)

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by Subgenius » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:14 pm

They still make those... :fp:

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by phutyle » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:36 am

Subgenius wrote:They still make those...
Jags were discontinued in 1975, and reintroduced in 1999 (Japanese ones in '86).
Jazzmasters were discontinued in 1980, and reintroduced in 1984.

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by ChristheRat » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:34 pm

Omg these are incredible. How did I do the racing stripes? Got me looking for a marauder now, hadn’t heard of them before today...

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by phutyle » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:29 am

Just chucking my modified Marauder in here because the images in older threads don't work any more.

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by 601210 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:44 am

Dude, it's crazy how much better it looks with just a bit (ok maybe a lot) of flair added in.

The body shape is still a little goofy to me, but it would have had a much better chance if it came out of the factory looking like yours does.

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by Danley » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:19 am

Curious now - And sorry if this is the wrong place or the question is addressed elsewhere, but really what is the point of the triple-bucker? It wouldn't hum-cancel unless only two coils are active, is that correct? (Correction - I am very grateful that Fender innovated on the Maurauder :D )

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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by phutyle » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:17 am

Danley wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:19 am
Curious now - And sorry if this is the wrong place or the question is addressed elsewhere, but really what is the point of the triple-bucker? It wouldn't hum-cancel unless only two coils are active, is that correct? (Correction - I am very grateful that Fender innovated on the Maurauder :D )
It's really a humbucker and single coil in one unit. Even when all 3 coils are active, only two are hum cancelling eachother. The other one is acting as a single coil on it's own - just that basically you have both the single and HB in the bridge position at the same time, independent of the neck pickup.

Here's the standard default wiring.

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My Jag switch mod adds the 3 more options.: Neck and TB humbucker coils, Neck and all 3 TB coils, and all coils off.

If you used Bass VI switches, I guess you could add more options by coil-splitting the HB part of the triplebucker. But that would just be gluttonous ;D
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Re: Fender Modern Player Marauder Makeover

Post by Danley » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:19 am

Ah thanks :) So basically it's wired HSS, and only pos. 4 & 1 would cancel hum if I have it correct?

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