Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

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Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby rynaro » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:50 pm

Hi guys i know i have not posted much in a while... sorry
I recently purchased a squire j mascis jazzmaster with the intention of having it as a backup guitar for my band/alternate tuning guitar...
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When i got it home i was in love with the neck and the trem, but the pickup was lacking... close to a P90 tone not a mosrite tone... after some googling i found Curtis Novak Mosrite pickup in a Jazzmaster casing! SCORE! i decided to leave the pickup cover black because thats what most mosrite pickup covers are
I liked the neck pickup for ebow on the rhythm curcuit... so i only ordered the mosrite bridge pickup.
He was nice and sent out the pickup ASAP
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At the same time i wanted to change the pickguard from gold to my fav colour red and wanted to create something unique and different... also to look a little like a maton fyrbyrd :-)
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So first i took off the pickguard to find a nice neat wiring inside
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I soldered in the new pickup, then tested it before rewiring (very important... nothing more annoying than putting everthing back together & restringing to find it doesn't work!)
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I had the cat watching and learning... mainly playing with the dangling strings :-)
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Now the guitar rocks!
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Re: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby Veenture » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:49 am

That red pick guard looks stunning. Good job.

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Re: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby olrocknroller » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:10 am

Looks sharp!
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Re: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby JimPage » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:14 pm

rynaro wrote:
>>I had the cat watching and learning... mainly playing with the dangling strings . . .

My theory is that strings give off some vibration that we can't hear when they're being installed. I had a cat who would dash downstairs, even, whenever I replaced strings. My old 12-string Rickenbacker 330 was his favorite to assist on; I think he loved to hear me curse until I figured out a trick to make stringing that thing easier!!!

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Re: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby rynaro » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:05 pm

JimPage wrote:rynaro wrote:
>>I had the cat watching and learning... mainly playing with the dangling strings . . .

My theory is that strings give off some vibration that we can't hear when they're being installed. I had a cat who would dash downstairs, even, whenever I replaced strings. My old 12-string Rickenbacker 330 was his favorite to assist on; I think he loved to hear me curse until I figured out a trick to make stringing that thing easier!!!

--Jim

HAHAHA thats great!
I was trying to keep the cat away because of the hot soldering iron until the end where she managaged to get into the room and start playing with the strings....
cats & guitars ... its a fun mix
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Re: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby JimPage » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:36 pm

Cats also like to snuggle their way into guitar cases!

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Re: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby olrocknroller » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:33 pm

JimPage wrote:Cats also like to snuggle their way into guitar cases!

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Our cat used to hate being left at home...as soon as the suitcase came out, the cat was the first thing in it! :roll:
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Re: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby rynaro » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:44 pm

this is an old pic but very apt for this forum...
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Re: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby JimPage » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:04 pm

BEAUTIFUL PHOTO of a beautiful kitty!

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• '67 Mosrite Celebrity II
• '72 Mosrite Celebrity III
• '83 Tokai TST56
• '10 Hallmark Barris Krest
• '10 Hallmark 60 Custom
• '10 Hallmark Stradette
• '50s Tele Clone
• Basses: Ashbory, Hofner, 51RI Precision, 5-string, fretless

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Re: Curtis Novak Jazzmaster Pickup & Scratchplate Upgrade

Postby glennmagi » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:44 pm

HI,
Wow, this is exactly what I am going to do! My quire j mascis jazzmaster is coming this week, I am glad that you are happy with the mod. Would have liked to have seen the pics in the posting but nothing is showing.
Glenn


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