NGD - Danocaster Jazzmaster 2007

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  1. ryandfl

    ryandfl Member

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    New guitar day -

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    It's a Danocaster from 2007. Lollar pickups, 9.5 radius. Medium relic I guess.

    It sounds incredible. I think this is actually the first increadible sounding guitar I've played.

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    I picked this up kind of on a whim, after deciding against getting the Bilt El Hobre I had been thinking about for a while (scale length). I have a recent thin skin Jazzmaster, which turned me on to JMs and sounds / plays great. I was getting the Dano with the intention of putting JM size WRHB in one of them. I thought it was unlikely for the Danocaster to be significantly better than my thin skin one.

    I can tell you that despite my skepticism going into the Danocaster, this one is much more guitar than my Fender.

    The Dano, which has some Lollar pickups, is definitely hotter than my Fender. Less high high end, though I love that quality on the AVRI, more focused sound.

    So I guess I'm going to put Novak WRHBs on the AVRI. But if money were no object, and it is, I would just get a third Jazzmaster - WRHB, hot Jazzmaster, cooler Jazzmaster. Sounds crazy, but I really like the Jazzmaster feel. We'll see...I might not be willing give up the AVRI's sound.

    So all that said, two issues I have with the new guitar. 1) some slightly dead notes higher up on the neck. It came from serious winter to 80 degrees and humid, so I'm hoping it just needs a neck tweak? I doubt it's the frets...I'll take it to a tech. 2) it has a 60s vintage trem/vibrato unit. And it feels like the spring has been used many times. Very little resistance. My only other JM trem experience is with the AVRI, which has much more resistance, which I think I prefer. It's easy to over do it with the lighter feel, but I guess that's something you learn to use.
     
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    DANOCASTER Silver Supporting Member

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    Before you decide against the vintage tremolo… There is a screw in front of the sliding lock on the tailpiece. As you tighten that - the resistance increases on the tremolo
     
  3. Tim Plains

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    Dan's guitars rule. Congrats.
     
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    Pure hotness. I need to get me one of those.
     
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    Congrats and pics!!!!
     
  6. ryandfl

    ryandfl Member

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    Straight from the source. Oh ok, I'll give that a shot soon. Thank you sir!

    Added a few more pictures.

    I just played the Danocaster and my AVRI again. They are really different beasts. The Fender sounds more like a Fender and the Dano is more rock and juicy juicy tone, haha.

    One thing I'm surprised about is I like the thinner Dano neck better, size wise, let alone feel wise.

    I mentioned planning on putting WRHBs in one of those two guitars. I don't think I can do it! I'll just have to wait a while and get another guitar for humbuckers.
     
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  7. jpervin

    jpervin Supporting Member

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    That is a sweet guitar! And the relicing on your JM is tastefully done, like on all of Dan's guitars I've seen.
     
  8. frijoleghost

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    gotta admit, i've never played a jazzmaster, but that's a beauty
    [full disclosure: i've got a danocaster strat in the pipeline]
     
  9. rockinrobby

    rockinrobby Senior member Professional musician ... Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats!!! Been a Dano JM fan ever scents I did my Surf album.. This is my Freakin Dano w/ 64 Showman/ reverb unit. O'yeah and Lola the best Damn Dog in My World!!!!

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  10. ryandfl

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    Thanks man. I like white finish. And hell yeah on the Showman. A 65 Showman was my main amp for about 10 years. I've been using a Concert Amp exclusively for a while - better at low volume. But the Showman is a beast cranked up.

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  11. rockinrobby

    rockinrobby Senior member Professional musician ... Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok!!! and Ill rase you one!!

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  12. Unexplainedbacon

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    My BT is the best in mine too ;)
     
  13. WoodenDuckMaker

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    oh hell yeah. love that finish.
     
  14. ryandfl

    ryandfl Member

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    Haha you got me beat. I feel like 3 Jazzmasters might be the right number.
     
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  15. PixMix

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    Really nice! HNGD! Love that tort guard on gold.
     
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    Look at my Avatar. Mine is named Lola too.
     
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    rockinrobby Senior member Professional musician ... Gold Supporting Member

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    Gotta love a Boston looking for a sister now!! Cool beans!
     
  18. ryandfl

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    I just took the Dano in for an adjustment to get rid of the buzzing out high notes, likely from the big change in location / humidity / temp. Ahh! Wish I didn't have to give it up for as much as a week so early on! But it'll be that much better.
     
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  20. polishcountryside

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    are the body / pickguard from some pre-cbs jazzmaster? if not it looks very damn close.
     

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