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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Submitted by Stormtiger on 07 January 2007.
This photo has been Photo of the Day 13 times.

I love the twang but I just couldn't stand having no tremolo on my Telecaster so I fitted it with a Jaguar/Jazzmaster unit. Not to worry, it is a reissue 50's Telecaster MIM. I think I may have the only one like this.

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This photo has 30 comments.

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It would be awesome if that Jazzmaster was Oly White as well. Also, that Jag is Japanese?

JakeDobner | 09-Feb-2007 02:03:17 | Flag
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Woah thats a great idea on the tele.

It may be good on a strat

vulture | 09-Feb-2007 02:44:48 | Flag
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sheigo of the surf coatsers has a jag/Jm trem on a strat I think, google will turn up pics Im sure.

nice pic!!! So, how are the three sisters getting along with "the champ brothers"? hot stuff I suppose!

Big Grin

WR | 09-Feb-2007 04:28:17 | Flag
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So does Dave W.

JakeDobner | 09-Feb-2007 08:38:36 | Flag
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The Jag is MIJ purchased in 1988, it has aged nicely. I wanted a white Jazzmaster but this one was a deal. The Champs are pretty awesome together for the house. The newer one is a hybrid with solid state pre amp and 3 tubes like the old one.

I've seen Daves Strat with the trem unit but he didn't mention his Tele (he actually made the blue Strat--it's not a Fender. I wonder what else he has? Behind the Tele is Wronski's old Hughes & Kettner Replex.

Stormtiger | 09-Feb-2007 11:01:53 | Flag
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What pickups are in your Tele? I have that same Tele, I put a black guard on mine too :-).

reissue | 09-Feb-2007 11:14:08 | Flag
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Those are the stock pickups, I think this guitar had American parts but was assembled in Mexico. The white pickguard was cheap and warped, I also got a great deal on this guitar.

Stormtiger | 09-Feb-2007 11:26:08 | Flag
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The Jag looks nice. It has aged well.

Jon | 09-Feb-2007 16:06:43 | Flag
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Where's the strings for the Jazzmaster?

Cool looking Tele!

Sonichris | 09-Feb-2007 16:22:08 | Flag
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The Tele had problems with the tremolo unit when I got it back from the guitar tech; the cavity hadn't been routed enough. So I had to check the destring Jazzmaster and check under the unit. I should have done the entire mod myself because the buzz stop is too close to the bridge.

Stormtiger | 09-Feb-2007 17:36:37 | Flag
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Does it look like it'll be okay without the buzzstop? I got a Tele I'm either going to sell or add a trem to, and this looks good to me.

Sonichris | 09-Feb-2007 18:04:04 | Flag
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I've been playing it without the buzz stop, but it has graphtech saddles which are more like the Mustang saddles. If the trem unit is placed closer to the edge (the same distance as a Jazzmaster) the buzz stop would work fine. The guy I hired to route the cavity thought he knew better than me but he didn't know these guitars. My mistake.

Stormtiger | 09-Feb-2007 18:31:33 | Flag
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Na, that's not the only one, I've seen two here in Atlanta over the years. I have even seen a Jazzmaster tremolo unit mounted on a late 50's 2 pickup Les Paul Jr.......ed

eddiekatcher | 18-Apr-2007 09:50:08 | Flag
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there should be a strat in this picture!

JoshHeartless | 18-Apr-2007 10:03:10 | Flag
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I love the twang on my Tele too, but had to have tremalo as well. I used a bigsby, but the Jazzmaster idea is great!

vaquerrosurf | 02-Dec-2007 00:36:56 | Flag
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Yes

MightySurfLords | 26-Feb-2008 06:57:39 | Flag
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I wonder how the Tele sounds and plays without the buzz stop.

Spud | 26-Feb-2008 16:35:20 | Flag
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I've made some changes. The Buzz stop is gone, it has a new bridge, plays and sounds better than ever. I also put on a tortoise shell pickguard so it matches my Jaguar.

Stormtiger | 26-Feb-2008 18:17:26 | Flag
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You put some strings on it? Laughing

zak | 01-Sep-2008 00:38:46 | Flag
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Dig it! Is that a couple of Fender Champs I see? I stuck a mic in front of one of those in the late 70's and made it thru a huge outside gig!

P.S. Is that an old tube screamer I see in the pic, or is that a bad monkey pedal? Both kick ass!

BillyBlastOff | 01-Sep-2008 01:00:19 | Flag
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All guitars now have strings. I sold the Champ 25SE to a friend but the '75 Champ gets a lot of play and sounds great, I highly recommend one or two for the home. Wrong on the pedals Billy. I have some Boss there, Tremolo, DD-3, Blues Driver and a Tuner. The other thing is a Hughes & Kettner Replex that I bought from Wronski, my poor man's Echoplex. I really love that thing, it does kick ass.

Stormtiger | 01-Sep-2008 10:18:47 | Flag
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Doug, don't forget I get right of first refusal if you ever sell the silver JM Wink

DannySnyder | 01-Sep-2008 16:17:27 | Flag
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This is the milk crate police. please surrender your equipment stand. just kiddin again. The Telecaster is a true work of art. Any more mods down the road? Cool

surfinjohnnyq | 11-Apr-2009 09:08:37 | Flag
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Thanks surfinjohnnyq. I think I'm done with mods on the Tele. I've been favoring a Squier Strat since last Winter and neglecting this group.

Stormtiger | 11-Apr-2009 09:28:57 | Flag
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"This Jazzmaster produces absolutely no string noise" Laughing

zak | 11-Apr-2009 11:21:24 | Flag
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wow really nice gear ! I have a tele which I was about mod and I was wondering if there is a topic about the jazzmaster tremolo ?

surfin_bird | 16-Oct-2010 05:48:48 | Flag
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Update: The Inca Silver Jazzmaster now belongs to Danny Snyder, matches his Jaguar. Turns out it had a bend in the neck, Fender replaced the neck. The Tele now has a Mastery bridge and GFS Fat Pole neck pickup so the neck matches the bridge pickup in output. The Jaguar also got a Mastery bridge and a 3-way pickup switch, rewired like a Tele ala Wronski with 250k pots and a paper and oil tone cap. I have bypassed the rhythm circuit electronics. Also, I added a very sweet Classic Series 50s Strat rewired with volume kit and Fralin Blender mod. I guess it is time for a new photo.

Stormtiger | 11-Aug-2012 10:10:45 | Flag
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The awesome Silverface Champ is the true centerpiece!

dp | 11-Aug-2012 21:07:07 | Flag
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Nice trio, Stormtiger! I have a Warmouth Tele body that I ordered with a Strat tremolo route, as well as routed for P90s.

Surfabilly | 16-Sep-2014 15:47:50 | Flag
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Methinks I've seen Old Tele Man with a tele like that?

tubeswell | 11-Feb-2017 02:21:44 | Flag

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