I like to kid people about Jazzmasters because I think their kind of a cheese log. And I have one. I seldom if ever play it but I can say that it possibly has the most comfortable body of any guitar I can think of even if I am primarily a Strat player.Never owned a Jazzmaster but I really want one. My #1 right now is my MIJ Tele, followed closely by my MiM Strat. Been thinking of getting a Roadworn Strat also. I love my Tele but there’s something about the Strat that checks all the boxes for me.
Vintage Jazzmasters have their charms: all kinds of extraneous noises come from behind the bridge.Like it better without all the extra controls. Nice guitar.
Well, then don't talk to me like a dickhead. You want to start over? I'm game. I don't dislike Strats, in fact I own 3. 4 if you count the squier that I have stripped down and don't know what to do with.OH COME ON!
Don't be a baby.Well, then don't talk to me like a dickhead. You want to start over? I'm game. I don't dislike Strats, in fact I own 3. 4 if you count the squier that I have stripped down and don't know what to do with.
My favorite is an unmodified 2001 american standard that just has "it". I've had to play literally hundreds of strats to find that quality. My next is a Mexican that I swapped to a two P90 configuration. That guitar is a killer and I pick it up way more than a lot more expensive guitars that I have. My last is a 2014 American standard that I bought new and unplayed from sweetwater. Big mistake. It has zero faults excpet it has been nothing but a colossal turd since the day I got it.
Is it the most popular and loved guitar ever? That's totally subjective. Because it's quite possibly the cheapest design of guitar to produce literally EVERY budget manufacturer will turn to it for their entry level model, resulting in almost every "kid" or new player getting one as a first guitar, and it being the most recognizable by definition. I happen to think they're beautiful also, even though I don't like playing them as much as other models.
In my own, and only my own opinion, here's the pros and cons.
- The string alignment at the headstock. With a decked trem it's rock solid tuning wise.
- The individual saddle adjustments for intonation AND string height
- The 25.5 scale length is very comfortable.
- If something goes wrong it's easy to replace piece by piece.
- The body shape is very comfortable.
- I stand by my opinion that the strat has thin sounding pickups. Most of the most notable strat players have relied on heavy processing, heavy distortion, or just flat out volume to get the tones we love. That's my opinion.
- The tremolo system is garbage. The locking nut and the floyd rose trem system were invented solely because this was a good idea executed extremely poorly. In fact, EVH with his humbucker and the entire super-strat industry were created on improving on the flawed parts of the guitars they loved.
- The switch and knob placement doesn't work for me. I play near the bridge and I'm constantly knocking my volume down during normal playing.
There are other things fender has fixed over the years in response to complaints...the 5 way switch, the bridge tone control, the truss rod being accessible from the top of the neck, etc.
Yes, I have a 59. I think what I like less than the pickups are all that string length behind the bridge, that's where the banjo tone comes from.Vintage Jazzmasters have their charms: all kinds of extraneous noises come from behind the bridge.
The newer pickups are more all around workhorse. Mine was a versatile guitar.
After my Desert Star Tele, I STILL May have Lt Dave build me a JM pattern.
I believe it was you who got a huge strat boner when I voiced the opinion that I think they’re difficult to get along with, then argued it’s my fault they have the flaws that they do. Then you got snarky with me so I responded. Then I tried to have a serious conversation about the guitar and you completely ignored that and wanted to swing your internet dick, and so you did.That's a laugh! When were you "courteous" and who do you think you are "giving me a chance"? All you've done so far is be a thin skinned whining little potty mouth who can't take a joke. A little chiding and you come apart at the seams and start right in calling foul names and crying like a little bitch. You are the one who can, as you say, "go fuck yourself"