This is a battle that will never be won. I've tried fighting it for years.
People will spend time, money and energy to design a great pedal and won't spend a dime on good branding or design. It's just a fact.
Seriously ... people ... higher a graphic designer with a quality portfolio. Most of...
If first album means LP, then it's probably this.
Available on white vinyl with hand screen-printed covers if you order it 12 years ago.
Plenty of other and much weirder 7"s, EPs and LPs released before and after this one. Some cassettes I think.
It still sounds like a Ric. It's not like the bridge somehow converts it into another guitar. It just makes it more stable, more responsive and more fun to play. But that's my opinion. What it does for Jazzmasters, it does for the Ric. I am in no way affiliated with Mastery, but I'll definitely...
By nature, Mastery bridges create a much greater downward tension than the average bridge. So it was louder, sustained better, played better and had an overall tighter feel when playing. Strings snapped instead of flapped if that makes sense. Purists think it ruins the Ric ... or the Jazzmaster...
While I no longer own my 330, the Mastery made a massive difference. I've gone all offsets now ... so I'm #mastery4life. But, for realz, it's worth the upgrade. Especially if you're a bit more heavy handed player.
I signed up for the audit version of the class when they announced it. I really enjoyed it. He spent most of his time talking about how he approaches the instrument and how he interacts with the songwriter to give them what they want.
I did it last year and it felt great. Sold a few pieces I could never get again, but they weren't being used ... so not a single regret. I feel I still have too much stuff, but I significantly downsized and am quite happy.