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tubeswell wrote:

Rosewood slab love
62 AVRI JM (2006) and Jag (2002)
2020 CS JB Signature Strat (Artist Series)
2012 Weta Delta (Custom kiwimade with Paduak stringers, 3 x P90s, Bigsby)

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Сool! Love this tele)

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"Truvox"?

They who die with the fewest control knobs, win.

- "The Mysterious" Tqi.

Tqi wrote:

"Truvox"?

1960s vintage tube amp (made when nobody local cared about patent laws). I've never opened it up yet to examine the circuit. But from the outside its got 2 pre-amp channels (one with tremolo) 2 x 12" alnico speakers made by Rola (under licence from Celestion), and pushed along by 2 x 6L6s - Awesome sounding (and loud)

He who dies with the most tubes... wins

Surf Daddies

That's really cool! What does it sound like? Because 2x6L6 is a long way off from 4xEL84.

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- "The Mysterious" Tqi.

Bluesy vibe with great compression, even on lowish volumes (which leads me to suspect the 6L6s may be cathode biased)
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He who dies with the most tubes... wins

Surf Daddies

Last edited: Aug 08, 2022 05:30:10

chewmeista wrote:

Is it common to have fret buzz from Squier Jags right out of the box? I keep hearing that the Jag is designed to use heavier strings and once you put heavier strings on it it will fix the issue. Is that correct

Not sure if somebody already answered this, but check the saddles. I had the same issue with my Jag years ago. For a Fender you will need a tiny alan key which you should've gotten if you bought the instrument new, else you will get yourself a set which is not that expensive. For Squiers you can suffice with a tiny philips head screw driver. turn either to raise the saddle of the string that is causing the mayhem untill it's high enough to not touch the fret(s) anymore. This will fix your issue. Cheers.

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Samurai wrote:

synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

yep, mostly on all of them) and this one is american pro II with push-push that switches on neck by default)

IMO, that is the best solution for a Strat.

I’ve had blender pot and s1 switch on other strats but this push-push is the best, especially in live situation.

To my way of thinking, the greatest limitation for most Strats is the inability to use the neck and bridge pickups, together. The James Burton Tele has an interesting solution, where the center pickup is mixed with either the neck, or bridge pickup, in positions 2 & 4, but in the center position, it’s the neck and bridge pickup, together. There may be some other options with an S-1 switch, but I don’t remember off the top of my head.

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synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

yep, mostly on all of them) and this one is american pro II with push-push that switches on neck by default)

IMO, that is the best solution for a Strat.

I’ve had blender pot and s1 switch on other strats but this push-push is the best, especially in live situation.

To my way of thinking, the greatest limitation for most Strats is the inability to use the neck and bridge pickups, together. The James Burton Tele has an interesting solution, where the center pickup is mixed with either the neck, or bridge pickup, in positions 2 & 4, but in the center position, it’s the neck and bridge pickup, together. There may be some other options with an S-1 switch, but I don’t remember off the top of my head.

There are multiple options and I’ve tried em all) But this new push-push I love better.
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I remain convinced that the three-microtoggle approach remains the superior option for both Strat and Nashville switching. Bonus points, you can use it for irregular tremolo killswitching.

They who die with the fewest control knobs, win.

- "The Mysterious" Tqi.

Tqi wrote:

I remain convinced that the three-microtoggle approach remains the superior option for both Strat and Nashville switching. Bonus points, you can use it for irregular tremolo killswitching.

Maybe) but I find these micro toggles easy to miss while playing live(

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Samurai wrote:

synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

yep, mostly on all of them) and this one is american pro II with push-push that switches on neck by default)

IMO, that is the best solution for a Strat.

I’ve had blender pot and s1 switch on other strats but this push-push is the best, especially in live situation.

To my way of thinking, the greatest limitation for most Strats is the inability to use the neck and bridge pickups, together. The James Burton Tele has an interesting solution, where the center pickup is mixed with either the neck, or bridge pickup, in positions 2 & 4, but in the center position, it’s the neck and bridge pickup, together. There may be some other options with an S-1 switch, but I don’t remember off the top of my head.

There are multiple options and I’ve tried em all) But this new push-push I love better.
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Have you ever tried the Push Push knobs?

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Samurai wrote:

Tqi wrote:

I remain convinced that the three-microtoggle approach remains the superior option for both Strat and Nashville switching. Bonus points, you can use it for irregular tremolo killswitching.

Maybe) but I find these micro toggles easy to miss while playing live(

That would concern me, as well.

The artist formerly known as: Synchro

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Usually playing a Strat. but i have been really liking this as well as of late.

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synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

yep, mostly on all of them) and this one is american pro II with push-push that switches on neck by default)

IMO, that is the best solution for a Strat.

I’ve had blender pot and s1 switch on other strats but this push-push is the best, especially in live situation.

To my way of thinking, the greatest limitation for most Strats is the inability to use the neck and bridge pickups, together. The James Burton Tele has an interesting solution, where the center pickup is mixed with either the neck, or bridge pickup, in positions 2 & 4, but in the center position, it’s the neck and bridge pickup, together. There may be some other options with an S-1 switch, but I don’t remember off the top of my head.

On my Strat I did the "David Gilmour Mod" - wired and added a switch to get two more pickup combination options (neck and bridge, and all three pickups). Found someone online selling brackets for this mod, so the switch only peeks out a little from the pickguard, so it's not really noticeable visually. But in saying that, I don't really notice much of a tonal difference, so I don't really use it.

synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

Maybe) but I find these micro toggles easy to miss while playing live(
That would concern me, as well.

Different people, different needs. My old guitar teacher has been using this layout live in a regular pub covers band for decades. Not every solution works for every person. Smile

They who die with the fewest control knobs, win.

- "The Mysterious" Tqi.

I just finished modifying this guitar I had built, by changing the pickguard. Cutting slots for 5 pickups accurately with hand tools was "interesting." I can select any single pickup and any two at a time excepting 2+4 and 3+5. The pickups are from different makers excepting 4 & 5. The most surfy tones combine the split coil at the bridge with a single coil pickup, especially in the 4 or 5 position. The middle (3) alone is also lovely.

I located the volume where I won't unintentionally turn it. The master tone controls all pickups. Punky headstock!
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Last edited: Aug 11, 2022 13:17:03

Tqi wrote:

synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

Maybe) but I find these micro toggles easy to miss while playing live(
That would concern me, as well.

Different people, different needs. My old guitar teacher has been using this layout live in a regular pub covers band for decades. Not every solution works for every person. Smile

That’s because he a profi) I am not good at playing so fighting with micro toggle shouldn't help it for sure)))

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https://soundcloud.com/waikiki-makaki

Samurai wrote:

Tqi wrote:

synchro wrote:

Samurai wrote:

Maybe) but I find these micro toggles easy to miss while playing live(
That would concern me, as well.

Different people, different needs. My old guitar teacher has been using this layout live in a regular pub covers band for decades. Not every solution works for every person. Smile

That’s because he a profi) I am not good at playing so fighting with micro toggle shouldn't help it for sure)))

I’m a big believer that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong, so I prefer a switching arrangement that can’t accidentally turn the guitar off. I think that the Jaguar switching is an excellent approach, because it is very unlikely that anyone will inadvertently move one of those switches.

On a couple of my Gretsch guitars, there are standby toggle switches, but they are placed well out of the way, and would be all but impossible to bump accidentally.

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When Surf Guitar is outlawed only outlaws will play Surf Guitar.

I'll try again. Thanks Brian.
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