Video - Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Review & Demo

Video - Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster Review & Demo

I have been itching to get my hands on a J Mascis Jazzmaster properly for some time, having heard SO many good things said about them I simply wanted to see what all the fuss was about!
A good friend and customer dropped off his JMJM for a trem unit change (to the Fender AVRI unit and Stay Trem Arm) so it was a good opportunity to play one as they are out the box, and what they're like after a small but effective mod. Results? Amazing!
Project Offset - Phase Three, getting the best from the floating tremolo

Project Offset - Phase Three, getting the best from the floating tremolo

It has been a month or so now of getting to know the Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster project I've been putting together, and it has very quickly become a firm favourite of mine. Getting any 'new' guitar in your collection is an exciting time, granted, and we do tend to get caught up in it, it's a guitar geek common trait. But something about this humble JM seems to sit so right with me and it is becoming a really great companionship of guitar geek and guitar. 
The offset hot topic, Bridges! Stay Trem, KTS, Mustang, Mastery & Buzz Stop all discussed!

The offset hot topic, Bridges! Stay Trem, KTS, Mustang, Mastery & Buzz Stop all discussed!

When it comes to offsets, Jazzmasters & Jaguars in particular, one topic is almost always the top pick, their bridges. With forums and social media discussions seemingly full of tales of string jumping and buzzing woes, quick fixes and upgrade options, I wanted to compile my findings and experiences, and do so honestly. So this may become a handy reference point for those getting into these superb but often misunderstood guitars. 

Vintage Guitar Feature - Ben's 'Birth Year' Prized Jazzmaster

In chatting to a few players and fellow gear heads like myself over the years, the idea of owning 'birth year' guitars has cropped up a few times. Finding a guitar made the same year as yourself has a pretty cool appeal, especially if it's still affordable to do so (Sorry to those born in 1958/59!! Not so cheap for yourselves!). But for friend and customer of ours, Ben, something cropped up for sale which simply had to come home with him.