Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster



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Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby rfurtkamp » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:23 pm

MF finally was off backorder for a minute this morning, snagged one and should be here Tuesday.

Will be curious to see how it stacks up to the Blacktops and Classic Players it should be competing against.

Review and initial impressions will be posted as soon as I have it, even have a new Space Echo cartridge primed for the occasion.
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby skullservant » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:32 pm

Nice! Looking forward to the review
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby misc1600 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:47 pm

skullservant wrote:Nice! Looking forward to the review
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby huggernaut » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:13 pm

I've heard great things about these. Can't wait for impressions dude.
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby CBA » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:31 am

Glad you found one, homes. I looooooooooooooooooove mine. Seriously. It feels like a totally "real" guitar, whatever that means, and as far as I can tell, was built flawlessly. I'm not used to the 25.5" scale (I play a Gibson Faded Special) yet, but everything else is great. Stays in tune... better than my Gibson, but that fucker has been through a lot. Haven't picked it up since I got the Mascis, though, and I got it uuuhhhhhhh in November or Decemeber?

I don't know if it's because I expect less, but I've found that I get way more use and happiness out of "cheap" guitars. Played it the other night at a show and two or three people... even some non-musicians... commented on how great it sounded. Maybe I got a "good" one if there are bad ones. Not sure.

Anyway... get yerself a nice hardshell case and you got yourself a keeper!

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P.S. Sorry to be so gushy, but I'm really impressed with mine... got it for $315 too (which I've mentioned countless times :whateva: )
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby rfurtkamp » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:49 am

Yea, hope I get a good one. I've had a good history with the old MIJ and MIM Squiers (before anyone gave a crap about either) and still have two; I just wanted a Jazzmaster for an irrational reason, $400 fell into my lap unexpectedly, and MF actually got some in that very morning.

I've got my Jaguar and Mustang already for offset six-string evil, but hey, another can't be bad and I can abuse it without guilt.
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby univalve » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:53 am

i played one at Musikmesse and now want one too (very badly). rfurtkamp, nice decision! :thumb:
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby Gone Fission » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:26 am

rfurtkamp wrote: . . . even have a new Space Echo cartridge primed for the occasion.


Off-topic hijack, but what are you doing for cartridges? NOS or something else? My RE-201 loop still seems good, but once I fix the reverb and change out the filter caps I might start noticing otherwise.
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby rfurtkamp » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:51 am

Gone Fission wrote:
rfurtkamp wrote: . . . even have a new Space Echo cartridge primed for the occasion.


Off-topic hijack, but what are you doing for cartridges? NOS or something else? My RE-201 loop still seems good, but once I fix the reverb and change out the filter caps I might start noticing otherwise.


I've got a few I ordered from ebay that seem decent, but can cut them if needed from the same reels I made up replacements for my 301 back in the day when the chances of finding spares was about as good as finding a million bucks in a box of Pop Tarts.

Ebay ones apparently are hit or miss from the various reviews, but in general I'd attribute it to the maintenance/condition of the machines more than the tape stock 99% of the time.
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby Mike » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:40 pm

CBA wrote:P.S. Sorry to be so gushy, but I'm really impressed with mine... got it for $315 too (which I've mentioned countless times :whateva: )


Good deal. How'd you get such a low price?

My general technique is to just pick up the phone and ask for a discount. That usually will get you 10% off. Playing softball ("I'm buying this guitar today, and everyone has it at the same price") will get you 15%. Playing hardball ("I buy lots of guitars, and I don't like having to argue over price. Give me the price I want and you earn my future business, don't give me the price I want and my business goes to your competitors") will get you 20% off.

In the last year, I got about 10% off of a $170 Squier VM Jag SS (via a free cable), and I bought a Standard Strat for $400.99 (~20%).

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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby dubkitty » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:45 pm

FWIW i know a couple of folks personally who have Squier JMJMs and have seen at least a dozen people talk about theirs online, and haven't heard a single bad report. i A/Bed the two my friends own, one all-stock and the other with Novak vintage PUs; they were of equal and excellent build quality, and i actually preferred the stock PUs which are punchier. sometimes they nail one of the inexpensive models, like Epiphone did with the P90 goldtop which i've also never seen a bad example of; they appear to have nailed the Squier JMJM to the point that all i can say is "where's the Jaguar?"
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Re: Finally found a Squier Mascis Jazzmaster

Postby wsas3 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:11 pm

Mike wrote:
CBA wrote:P.S. Sorry to be so gushy, but I'm really impressed with mine... got it for $315 too (which I've mentioned countless times :whateva: )


Good deal. How'd you get such a low price?

My general technique is to just pick up the phone and ask for a discount. That usually will get you 10% off. Playing softball ("I'm buying this guitar today, and everyone has it at the same price") will get you 15%. Playing hardball ("I buy lots of guitars, and I don't like having to argue over price. Give me the price I want and you earn my future business, don't give me the price I want and my business goes to your competitors") will get you 20% off.

In the last year, I got about 10% off of a $170 Squier VM Jag SS (via a free cable), and I bought a Standard Strat for $400.99 (~20%).

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