"Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:03 am

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STARCASTER!! NOOOOOOOO!!

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is it bad i don't hate it? like it's god awful, but i don't hate it.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by LVC » Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:28 am

I don't hate it either, but I wonder whether it intonates correctly, what with the Starcaster's idiosyncratic neck heel thing.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by gishuk » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:06 am

The heel on a Starcaster neck is just the same as any 70s 3-bolt strat or tele deluxe. So the same shape as any other Fender electric but with one less bolt.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Ceylon » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:33 pm

gishuk wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:06 am
The heel on a Starcaster neck is just the same as any 70s 3-bolt strat or tele deluxe. So the same shape as any other Fender electric but with one less bolt.
The neck on the Starcaster is ever so slightly longer than other Fender necks. This is because it has 22 frets with no fretboard overhang, so that while the heel is the same as any other Fender Strat or JM neck, putting a Starcaster neck on either if those bodies makes the distance between bridge and nut a critical tiny bit longer than 25,5". The re-issues replicates this for some reason, making other Fender necks just so incompatible with all Starcaster bodies and vice versa.
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Post by johnnysomersett » Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:10 pm

Ceylon wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:33 pm
gishuk wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:06 am
The heel on a Starcaster neck is just the same as any 70s 3-bolt strat or tele deluxe. So the same shape as any other Fender electric but with one less bolt.
The neck on the Starcaster is ever so slightly longer than other Fender necks. This is because it has 22 frets with no fretboard overhang, so that while the heel is the same as any other Fender Strat or JM neck, putting a Starcaster neck on either if those bodies makes the distance between bridge and nut a critical tiny bit longer than 25,5". The re-issues replicates this for some reason, making other Fender necks just so incompatible with all Starcaster bodies and vice versa.
I solved that issue with a piece of scrap pickguard and about an hour with basic hand tools:

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by gishuk » Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:11 am

Ceylon wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:33 pm
gishuk wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:06 am
The heel on a Starcaster neck is just the same as any 70s 3-bolt strat or tele deluxe. So the same shape as any other Fender electric but with one less bolt.
The neck on the Starcaster is ever so slightly longer than other Fender necks. This is because it has 22 frets with no fretboard overhang, so that while the heel is the same as any other Fender Strat or JM neck, putting a Starcaster neck on either if those bodies makes the distance between bridge and nut a critical tiny bit longer than 25,5". The re-issues replicates this for some reason, making other Fender necks just so incompatible with all Starcaster bodies and vice versa.
I stand corrected! Thank you for that information, I had just looked at my guitars side by side and saw no difference but never thought about there being 22 frets and not fretboard extension :fp:

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:47 pm

Can I also just post random dickheads’ attempts at ripoffs in here? Surprised there isn’t a dedicated thread for that because it’s so common.

Anyway this piece of shit has this on reverb

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For $2,600

Novak JM pickups so, cool? But no fucking clue how somebody could be enough of a cretin to think that adds $2,000 in value to a guitar someone could buy brand new for $600

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by andy_tchp » Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:12 pm

Mechanical Birds wrote:
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Can I also just post random dickheads’ attempts at ripoffs in here? Surprised there isn’t a dedicated thread for that because it’s so common.
There is!
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by caples » Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:50 am

bulrich wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:21 am
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'Almost all original'
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Post by GreenKnee » Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:03 am

bulrich wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:21 am
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'Almost all original'
That thing looks incredible. Would it really go for $5000 though!?

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by caples » Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:32 am

GreenKnee wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:03 am
bulrich wrote:
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:21 am
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https://providence.craigslist.org/msg/d ... 32762.html

'Almost all original'
That thing looks incredible. Would it really go for $5000 though!?
It was on reverb for 3250 a few months ago and sold in under an hour. idk about 5k I feel like someone will snatch it.
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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Pacafeliz » Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:11 am

God I would!!!
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by Jonesie » Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:45 pm

This doesn't really fit in here I guess, but I had to share it somewhere. I follow Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 on Instagram and he just posted this:

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I have to say, I never expected to see a Robert Smith tribute JM with an Evertune bridge.

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Re: "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?"

Post by caples » Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:46 pm

Jonesie wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:45 pm
This doesn't really fit in here I guess, but I had to share it somewhere. I follow Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 on Instagram and he just posted this:

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I have to say, I never expected to see a Robert Smith tribute JM with an Evertune bridge.
Love the 3 pickup JM.
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