Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

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Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby 101Volts » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:43 pm

I don't own one but I was wondering what kind of an effect I would get if I put Mosrite single coils in a Jaguar or Jazzmaster. How would it sound?
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Re: Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby thunderhead » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:55 pm

That is a great question. I own a Jazzmaster but don't play it as much as my Mosrites because the pickups on the Mosrite KILL the Fender!!!! If I play the JM by itself at a show it's fine but if I play the Mosrite and then go to the JM there is a tremendous difference. It would be a great experiment. :idea: :ugeek: :idea:
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Re: Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby Dennisthe Menace » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:56 pm

101Volts wrote:I don't own one but I was wondering what kind of an effect I would get if I put Mosrite single coils in a Jaguar or Jazzmaster. How would it sound?

You mean something like the Mosmaster that Adam was selling?? :mrgreen:
http://mosriteforum.com/forum/viewtopic ... 25&start=0
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Re: Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby 101Volts » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:31 pm

Dennisthe Menace wrote:
101Volts wrote:I don't own one but I was wondering what kind of an effect I would get if I put Mosrite single coils in a Jaguar or Jazzmaster. How would it sound?

You mean something like the Mosmaster that Adam was selling?? :mrgreen:
http://mosriteforum.com/forum/viewtopic ... 25&start=0


Perhaps. I wasn't thinking of the Mosmaster at the time, But yeah. Something like that.
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Re: Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby FritzCat » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:12 pm

I changed the pickups in my Mosrite Excellent, and put the old ones in a Gretsch Pro Jet that I won in a drawing. It sounds "better" now (compared to the old Gretsch pickups), but I'm not sure I'd say it sounds like a Mosrite. I'm sure the wood makes a huge difference.

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Re: Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby dubtrub » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:25 pm

FritzCat wrote:I changed the pickups in my Mosrite Excellent

Frtiz, what pickups did you put in your Excellent?
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Re: Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby FritzCat » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:49 pm

I put a set of Ed's in it. Money well spent!

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Re: Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby 101Volts » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:24 pm

Fritz, I realize pickups are only part of a guitar's overall sound. I'm just trying to figure out what it would sound like if I put some Mo' pickups (Single coil or humbuckers) In a Jazzmaster because I'm considering buying one some time.
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Re: Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby oipunkguy » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:49 am

the woods on a JM and Mosrite (ventures model) is pretty much the same. maple necks with a rosewood fretboard, and an basswood body. some might be alder, but if I remember right JM were always basswood.
this was kinda surprising to me, i figured the jazzmaster pickup would be closer to the mosrite pickup. does anyone know what kind of magnets are used in the JM? I'm pretty sure most mosrites have alnico V's. i think eddy could fill us in more on that ;)
also different mosrite pickups were wound hotter then others throughout the years....
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Re: Modifying a Jaguar/Jazzmaster with Mosrite pups?

Postby thunderhead » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:12 am

The Vintage Jazzmaster were Alder and Ash, never Basswood. The Japanese Jazzmasters are mostly Basswood, the USA version is Alder like the old ones. The pu's on the Vintage ones are Alnico Scatterwound, cloth wire, so is the USA RI.
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