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Jaguar basses would look so much better with these

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by petrus61, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member


    That would be the one thing to finally convince me to get one. What say ye?
  2. OneAri


    Jan 1, 2013
    Brighton, UK
    I always thought a large plate mustang bridge would change the look of the Jag for the better entirely. I'm not sold on that particular pup maybe if you put chrome covers on it I'd agree a bit more...:eyebrow:
  3. seedokebass


    Mar 21, 2009
    I could get in to that. Or some Nordstrand Big Singles....
  4. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Not for me, I'd prefer the J pup it has now.
  5. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    That's what I was thinking. I really like the look of the Jaguar and Jazzmaster guitars of old and always felt two singles or a split looked somewhat out of place on the Jag basses. I think the P-90-ish style pup makes it look more classic.
  6. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    The pic is of what the first prototype jazz bass would have been btw.
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    A Jag bass with t-bird pickups ...

  8. That wouldn't be a jaguar then. That would be a Jazzmaster.

    This is what I'll be doing to my Squier VM Jaguar V, except mine's a 3TSB.

  9. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    What pickups are you going to use? Big Singles? You're correct on the designation. I always felt Fender should have developed a proprietary pickup for the Jag. I'm mostly thinking in terms of aesthetics. Maybe a single coil fashioned after those found on the original Jags. The Jaguar I have in mind would essentially be the original Fender Jag bass with an exposed pole soapbar. Call it a Jazzmaster bass.
  10. I like the sound of the P/J combo on this, so I'm not worried about a pickup swap. I just want all the extra controls that the Jag Deluxe has.
  11. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I really like the Jags with the bling and switches.
  12. Exactly. :D They're wicked for the money, but need more bling!
  13. I've always wanted to go the Jazzmaster route.

    I'm (very) slowly but surely turning my SX Jag:


    into a "proper" Jazzmaster.. a-la:

  14. Korladis

    Korladis Supporting Member

    Jaguar with Gibson style mudbuckers.
  15. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    That's pretty much exactly what I'm talking about. I think white pup covers would go a long way toward that look on a dual single coil jag as well, now that I look at it.
  16. GreggBummer

    GreggBummer Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Southern New Jersey
    I modded my Fender Jaguar. The two jazz pups always lacked the versatility that I sort of expected.

    I had a second volume knob added, so each pup has an independent volume. The tone knob stayed. A switch was added so not only can I switch between series and parallel wiring... But I can take it in out of phase as well. The jack was moved from the control plate to the bottom of the body, kind of like a telecaster.

    The bass sounds great. It is now exactly what I wanted it be... The independent volume controls allow it develop a unique voice.

    However, it turns out that I'm really into humbuckers now... So my Jag may go on the auction block.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the looks of that Jag with Tbird pickups in it!!!
  17. Ehhhh, I reckon that putting a large plate bridge would make the bass look too chromed out and blingy.
  18. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Dude...route it for soapbars. Got any pics of this beast?
  19. GreggBummer

    GreggBummer Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Southern New Jersey
    I'm working tonight... So I'll shoot a pic when I get home.

    Honestly the Jag FEELS amazing... It just falls sort of short on tone.
  20. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Gahhhh! Stop showing me that, you're giving me expensive ideas...