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NGD - incoming
« on: May 05, 2019, 07:48:37 PM »
I've been pining for a Jazzmaster for a few years. For the longest time I was leaning toward selling a bunch of gear and getting a Suhr JM Pro (which looks and sounds killer, IMO). But, I honestly can't justify the price point of $2500. I started looking at other true Fender Jazzmasters and found a used 60th anniversary I liked a lot for a decent price. Still...quite expensive. In the end I went to Guitar Center and tried out a few (American, Mexican and Chinese versions) and decided the J Mascis was going to be good enough to satiate me. The one I demoed played quite well. I'm not a huge fan of cream colored guitars but it is growing on me. Anyway, I bought the shit from Sweetwater and it will be here soon. Pretty sure I made the right choice in terms of quality vs. price-point. I love to buy American guitars when I can but I don't expect this to be my #1 (that's my SG!)

The one I picked was the second lightest due to a slightly nicer figuring on the fretboard. Will update with my thoughts once I have it in hand. This will be my second Squier (other is a Bass vi).


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Re: NGD - incoming
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 08:38:47 PM »
Nice grab! I have heard nothing but great things about the mascis model, congratulations and look forward to reading a mini review.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 10:03:24 PM »
I bought a classic player JM a few years back and kinda wish I had the Mascis instead.  Iíve played a few and the necks both had a great feel to them. Plus J is just such a badass.

They are great guitars, and I think it speaks volumes that he plays them so much himself. I donít remember seeing him with his old fender signature much if ever, but since the white one came out I never see him playing anything else.

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 11:04:41 PM »
I had one of those a couple of summers back. I liked the sound a lot but I never got used to the jumbo frets so I sold it off and built a partscaster. The partscaster cost me over twice as much and I think is just marginally better.

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 05:16:15 AM »
Enjoy!  I had one in my sweetwater cart a few times...maybe one day...
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Re: NGD - incoming
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2019, 05:38:07 AM »
My cousin has a Mascis and is super happy with it.  They few times I've played it, I've really liked it!

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2019, 05:50:34 AM »
I've not played a J Mascis, but everybody I know how has really digs them, especially for the money.  I'll look forward to hearing your impressions of it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2019, 09:41:43 AM »
Nice. If it plays anything like the MIM one I have, itís simply amazing. Offset body takes a little getting used to.


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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2019, 07:32:59 AM »
Well, this is rather disappointing, esp considering I like the guitar overall. Have a close look.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2019, 07:50:40 AM »
Is the nut slotted poorly or does the neck get oddly thicker after the first fret?

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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2019, 07:58:00 AM »
Is the nut slotted poorly or does the neck get oddly thicker after the first fret?

I'm going with incorrect slotting. Not only is the low E wrong the distance between the high E and B is incorrect.
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Re: NGD - incoming
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2019, 08:39:51 AM »
Does the E maintain the same 'offness' all the way down to the bridge? In other words... is it a total wack job from nut to bridge??

Sorry. Can you return it?

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2019, 08:43:32 AM »
Yeah, the E breaks back to the left after the nut.
Are you going to fix it or return it?


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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2019, 08:57:47 AM »
I assume most offsets are poorly slotted from Fender these days.  I own a Johnny Marr Jaguar (great guitar BTW, maybe the best under 2k guitar they make), and had to have the nut replaced due to spacing.  The high E would fly off the fretboard with any amount of pressure applied to it because it was cut so close to the edge of the board.  When I hard the guitar repainted by a local builder, I had the nut replaced.

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2019, 08:59:16 AM »
Yeah, the E breaks back to the left after the nut.
Are you going to fix it or return it?


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I'm leaning towards returning it. I could make a new nut for it but would rather not have to do that on a brand new guitar. I guess I'll have a talk with Sweetwater and see what they say. Only time I've ever had a problem with something I purchased from them.
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