The Jaguar, whats wrong with it?

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  1. Zenyatta Mondatta

    Zenyatta Mondatta Member

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    I'm guessing people who are concerned about that would be really afraid of playing a mandolin in public. All kinds of insecurities there.

    Meanwhile, on the bass forum: "You'd have to have puny girly hands to play any instrument under the 34" scale."
     
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  2. Angstwulf

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    I have many hand sized related emotional disturbances...
     
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  3. Angstwulf

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    No but I was trying to learn a piece on a full scale bass that had some harmonics that I couldn't figure out. One of my friends pointed out that my hand was too small to pull it off. Took some ribbing from that.

    My friends are jerkwads... :cry::bitch:cry:
     
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  4. GusFowler

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    But those shins are regular thin things. Not like a Bigsby B16 shim that radically alters the axe. I did this with a tele partscaster and it rocks.
     
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  5. Meriphew

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    Have you tried a Hobbitcaster or a Hobbiguar? Or you could try a Gibson Les Hobbit Jr.
     
  6. Bryan T

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    The discussions of scale length are interesting. I play everything from upright bass to mandolin, so I'm pretty adaptable.
     
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  7. Angstwulf

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    I think I gonna stick with a solid body ukulele.
     
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  8. stickyFingerz

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    I bought a American Pro Jaguar recently, changed the bridge and vibrato to Mastery and had it setup with 11-52s.
    It's such a great sounding guitar! To my ears it's fuller, deeper and more mellow than a strat or a tele. It's equally awesome for strumming rhythms or playing single-note lines. I love it.
     
  9. Boris Bubbanov

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    It isn't the scale, per se.

    It is the appropriateness of the scale. The string bass, the mandolin are supposed to have these disparate scale lengths. Guitars IMO thrive in a narrow range of scales, 25.5 apparently being the best, and this is just well outside that range.

    Kinda like a five ounce glass of beer.
     
  10. misterturtlehead

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    Marc Ribot occasionally plays a Jaguar.
     
  11. Angstwulf

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    Never gotten wasted in Asia, eh?

    Those little glasses can catch up and bite you on the keister.
     
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  12. Beng2040

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    Just got done playing mine for a while. Got to crank the amp a bit too. Conclusion, there's nothing wrong with the Jaguar. It's another Fender masterpiece, IMO.

    I like it better than my strat in many ways, and it's just as versatile as any other Fender. I got a thick, sustaining tone out of it with my KTR and Zendrive. The Fuzzface added another awesome layer. Cleans are off the charts beautiful. Can't wait to gig this guitar.
     
  13. Zenyatta Mondatta

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    "Supposed to" is kind of the opposite of "innovation".
     
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  14. Baxtercat

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    I hate those.
    Heck, even a 12-oz. goes too quick.
     
  15. stickyFingerz

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    I had set of 11-47 TI Jazz Swing flatwounds lying around, and I just to try the on the Jaguar. Wow, what a gorgeous-sounding guitar. Single notes have weight to them, a strong fundament, heavy attack and natural decay. Notes played together just melt into one another. Gorgeous.

    This set has lower tension compared to the EB 11-52s that I had on before. I've ordered 3 sets of 12-50s (Jazz Swings) because I like the higher tension and I can imagine they'll sound even better.
     
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  16. mjross

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    You forgot kind of strange looking. However, I have no room to talk, I dig Steinbergers.
     
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  17. Allen Martin

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    Have watched this debate from the beginning. Now I'm going to go play my favorite off set 24" scale guitar. 1966 Silvertone Silloette, three rocker switches, three pickups, one volume and three tone. Holy s**t! How confusing, oh no what a weird trem, am I going to be able to play rock and roll on this goofy short scale, wait a minute this thing is red, I can only play on white. Will my strap fit, will the earth be destroyed by the lack of sustain. All this is just too much to think about, I'll just play my Tele.
     

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