Jagmaster Owners - Show and explain your mods!

Discussion in 'Squier Offset Guitars' started by Botso, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Botso

    Botso Squier Talker

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    Jan 5, 2019
    Florida
    Hi Jagmaster Owners,

    I'm newer here and am in the process of doing my own Jagmaster mod. I have thread going over on the Jagmaster board that will continually be updated! BUT, I want to see all of your mods and creativity right here in this thread. I think it will be a good place for people like me in the future to check out the ideas others had and maybe even be a starting point for their mods.

    So post your mods and explain what you did and any other tips or tricks for future moders!
     
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  2. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    I found my Jagmaster on CL for $100 in 2016.
    My mods included:
    Painted the ugly tort PG black.
    Replaced pickups with SD Pearly Gates and Gibson 496r.
    3 way rotary switch w/ chicken head knob.
    Witch Hat V-T knobs.
    upload_2019-1-12_10-55-18.jpeg

    But then I went back to the stock pickups and toggle, back to stock knobs, but also had to use flat humbucker rings to cover the cuts I made earlier to fit the nickel pu cover from the mod. The guitar just sounded better stock to me.
    Here it is now.
    upload_2019-1-12_11-0-19.jpeg

    Sometimes, “upgrades” can really improve a guitar. In the case of this one, it did not in my opinion. Although I do like the black pg over the tort

    And Welcome to the forum!
     

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  3. Botso

    Botso Squier Talker

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    Looks amazing! Thanks for some cool ideas!
     
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  4. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    I no longer have this guitar..
    Replaced the stock pickups with GFS Filtrons and all the plastic to black..Don't remember if I replace the electronics or not..Probably did..I usually do that..
    Looked much better and sounded much better.. Jagmaster Modded 003.jpg
     
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  5. Botso

    Botso Squier Talker

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    How do you feel about the GFS quality? I was going to use GFs active pickups but they were out of stock. I found EMGs instead used at a good price. But still may want to use GFS pickups in the future.
     
  6. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    GFS quality is hit and miss..But I will say this, when I get something from them that I'm not happy with they do try to make me happy..
    As for their pickups, The ones I used were, IMHO , as good as most other's higher priced ones..
    But since I've discovered Rose pickups I look no further..
     
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  7. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    I need a Jagmaster!


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  8. Robbmonster

    Robbmonster Squier-holic

    Sold this guitar ages ago, wish I still had it...

    The mods...

    Orange Drop cap (to calm my mental demons)
    Bridge pickup from a Squier Tele Custom (large upgrade)
    Middle pickup was a neck pickup from a Squier 51.
    Toggle switch - which refused to remain in the bridge position - replaced by a 3-way rotary switch from a (different) Squier 51.
    Chicken head knob provided by my mods guy.
    The vibrato was also set up with 5 springs because I like the vibrato bar to give a bit back when I use it.

    DSC00099.JPG
     
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  9. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Damn....I love that look. What a great mod job!!
     
  10. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Local guy wants $210 for this. Is this a early version with a fixed bridge?

    [​IMG]


    Good thing about music, when it hits you ya feel no pain.
     
  11. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

    No screws in the upper screw holes used to mount the bridge: it's likely an aftermarket bridge.
     
  12. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Doesn’t look like an original Jagmaster because the pu toggle is on the wrong side. And the bridge looks like it’s going over the pg.
    I don’t think the early versions offered fixed bridge either.
    Also the boat jack is not on Jagmasters
     
  13. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Pics look legit but yeah haven’t seen any others like it online yet.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  14. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Or it could be according to Wikipedia says it’s a Jagmaster II, 24 inch with 22 frets. Haha well it says on the headstock Jaguar so I don’t know what it is.
     
  15. Robbmonster

    Robbmonster Squier-holic

    Body looks like basswood. Warmoth custom job with a Squier neck perhaps?

    The whole thing doesn't look... quite right to me.
     
  16. waynes world

    waynes world Squier-Meister

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    13D21768-9AC3-4372-896F-26D031C16954.png It’s a vm jaguar sold around 2011, I’m getting one tomorrow
     
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  17. Robbmonster

    Robbmonster Squier-holic

    I actually just came back to say it reminds me of the old VM Jazzmaster, but with humbuckers.
     
  18. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Cool! Gonna see if I can check it out.
     
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