Mockup Opinions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by theNecatoR, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    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?


    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?

  2. 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


    Sep 14, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I like the bridge cover but not the pick up cover. Just my opinion.
  4. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    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
  5. Grissle


    May 17, 2009
    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.
  6. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    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.


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

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    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?
  8. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    Nice analogy, but, would the answer be "cool" or "bad"? :D
  9. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    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.
  10. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    Not enough chrome bits and kibbles.
  11. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    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?
  12. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Not IMO.
  13. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

    Jul 2, 2012
    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can shag off
    I think it looks pretty killer as is. But, you know what you like....
  14. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    Here is it reverse without covers:


    and with covers:

  15. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    Too much for me with that reverse. I was almost on board with traditional orientation, but the reverse made me jump ship.
  16. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    Maybe I'll stay with the traditional orientation too, the matching headstock is a must though.
  17. sxaxsx


    May 23, 2012
    Harrisburg PA
    +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.
  18. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    This is how my actual Jaguar is right now, and how I use it:


    It works quite well.
  19. Apolicious


    Jan 16, 2014
    "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.
  20. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    Yes, the (not reverse) tele headstock is growing on me.
    Tele headstock (less wood) + Fender Ultralite tuners (My favourites) + Pickup and Bridge covers (More mass on the body) = No neckdive!
    JiJ likes this.