Mockup Opinions?

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  1. theNecatoR

    theNecatoR

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    I am about to modify my TS Jaguar (Add a tone potentiometer, hipshot tuner, change tuning machines, maybe new bridge pickup). And I was wondering if I should add the pickup covers or not. What is your opinion about that?

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    I have the covers on my Jazz and my other Jag, but I'm not 100% sure on this one.

    Also, I was thinking about my "signature" Jaguar (that I'm planing to build when my economy improves) and I thought of a tele headstock. What do you think?

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  2. Immigrant

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    I think it's attractive in looks only, but I think the more compact body of the Jag (as compared to a P or J) would limit the playing area too much. For me anyway.

    Again, they are very pleasing aesthetically.
     
  3. banikek

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    I like the bridge cover but not the pick up cover. Just my opinion.
     
  4. theNecatoR

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    I actually like that I have a more constant way of playing because of the limited area. It has not been a problem so far with my other basses. but I'm not sure of the looks on the TS.

    And what about the tele headstock? :D
     
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  6. Grissle

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    The pickup covers don't actually fit on Jags. Because of the way that the guard is shaped the covers upper tab will hang halfway off the guard. I saw that someone tried and had to move it down a bit so that it was off center and came off botched looking. I have a Jag and have tested this myself so I know it won't work properly.
     
  7. theNecatoR

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    I have covers on my red one, actually. But I'm not sure if they look good on the TS, I think I'll decide against them on it.

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    But what do you think of a tele headstock on a Jag?
     
  8. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    The first one looks like a Jag. The second one looks like a Jag with a Tele headstock.

    IOW, just to my eye, it's kind of like asking how do you think my Camaro looks with a Mustang front end on it?
     
  9. theNecatoR

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    Nice analogy, but, would the answer be "cool" or "bad"? :D
     
  10. mongo2

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    IMO, the J bridge pickup cover and the P pickup cover look too big in combination.

    Perhaps just a P bridge cover if you really need a cover?

    Tele headstock works well, IMO.
     
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    Not enough chrome bits and kibbles.
     
  12. theNecatoR

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    Thanks for the input, I think I'm leaving the TS without the covers (just adding the Thumb rest).
    And in the other one, the Tele headstock is really growing on me, it sort of fits! Would a reverse one be too much?
     
  13. mongo2

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    Not IMO.
     
  14. philvanv

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    I think it looks pretty killer as is. But, you know what you like....
     
  15. theNecatoR

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    Here is it reverse without covers:

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    and with covers:

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    Too much for me with that reverse. I was almost on board with traditional orientation, but the reverse made me jump ship.
     
  17. theNecatoR

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    Maybe I'll stay with the traditional orientation too, the matching headstock is a must though.
     
  18. sxaxsx

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    +100 that is what I thought when I saw it too!

    Really? You can get so many different tones on a bass just by plucking at different parts of the bass, the covers though they look cool just limit the usefulness of the instrument. But that's just my opinion, try it if you want, you can always take them back off if you end up not liking them, as long as you can live with the screw holes in the body.
     
  19. theNecatoR

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    This is how my actual Jaguar is right now, and how I use it:

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    It works quite well.
     
  20. Apolicious

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    "quite well." ;)

    I'm seriously digging that tele headstock. It adds a simple touch to an otherwise intimidating instrument. Reverse T's are never a good idea, outside of necessity.

    But I like where you're going with this.
     
  21. theNecatoR

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    Yes, the (not reverse) tele headstock is growing on me.
    Besides:
    Tele headstock (less wood) + Fender Ultralite tuners (My favourites) + Pickup and Bridge covers (More mass on the body) = No neckdive!
     

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