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My eyes bugged out a bit when I saw that HiWatt 400 sitting there. I can feel how loud that thing must be. BTW, totally agree about the bridge and strings.Circa '96 The Ventures signature Jazzmaster Made in Japan
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Circa 2007 Seafoam Green AVRI Jazzmaster
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Also, if you're seeking to get the most out of a Jazzmaster tone-wise and struggle with the bridge and strings popping out of saddles, then either use heavy gauge strings or replace the stock bridge with a Mastery bridge. Personally, I prefer 0.012 gauge flat wound jazz strings for Jazzmasters.
No kiddin'!!! You have good instincts!! A fully cranked HIWATT DR405 with a sextet of KT88 power tubes and output transformer the size of my head through a quad of 4X12 cabs is a truly glorious experience. Anybody complaining about 'too loud' is asked to leave the party when I host. Hopefully, the fun will resume sometime after this whole virus pandemic situation subsides. Right, the Jazzmaster was originally designed for use w/ thick jazz strings although ended up being popular with the surf crowd scene and later the noise rock and shoegaze and alt rock scenes.....all of which can be really awesome depending on the artist.My eyes bugged out a bit when I saw that HiWatt 400 sitting there. I can feel how loud that thing must be. BTW, totally agree about the bridge and strings.