Fender Lee Ranaldo Jazzmaster with some mods
Groovy...yeah I have Thomastik 11s on a JM now but it gets limited use. Still for THAT sound it’s great.. I guess I don’t use that sound that often.
Absolutely. Using flatwounds with a wound third definitely limits an instrument's versatility, but if you want that sound, nothing else will do...
I've done that before, it's a great trick, especially on a Tele.Don't be afraid to throw away that flatwound 'g' string and use an unwound 3rd! I have .011 Chromes on my Jazzmaster now with an unwound 'g' and it's an awesome setup. Tuned down half a step, I get thump from the lower strings - and a bit less brightness, but I can still bend normally.
Heck, I even have an unwound 'g' on my archtop. Jim Hall did the same, so it's "jazz approved".
Don't suffer with a wound 3rd (unless you dig it)!
Mint looks great on Fiesta Red. Mine came with a mint guard, but I swapped it for a Spitfire tort guard (which are awesome). I went with an unusual tort color as I wanted something different. Here's the before and after.So... what color pickguard would you go for one a Fiesta Red JM?
I like mint guards but I have one one my Ice Blue Metallic JM. Maybe aged white pearloid?