After I finish a stringed instrument project I like to get it outside of The Dungeon and get some decent pictures of it.
I really lost count of all the changes, but I'll mention the highlights.
It's Sonic Blue, but sometimes it looks like it's a light green. I was going to put a blue pickguard on it, but I thought it might look bad in certain lighting, so I went with the pearl.
Even out of the box, the Squier Jazzmasters are a good deal. With a decent setup, they play well.
I can't leave well enough alone, so I went whole hog.
We also have Curtis Novak pickups, a Mastery offset bridge, a Fender vibrato, white roller knobs and white rhythm circuit switch.
I rewired the rhythm circuit to use a high-pass filter - to cut the bass to get more 'ching' for rhythm playing. I'm still experimenting with component values, but it's promising.
I have parchment knobs for the lead circuit controls - I want to change them out for white knobs. Likewise, the switch has the stock 'aged' tip and I want a white one to match everything else.
I also put threaded inserts on the neck, and did a fret level and crown on it. Plays super fast now.
Whatever you do, don't throw this guitar into a trash bin with wheels!
All Posts on the Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Modification Project:Part One: Starting Disassembly
Part Two: Removing Factory Wiring
Part Three: Shielding
Part Four: Wiring Modifications and Curtis Novak Pickups
Part Five: Neck Inserts and Installing Mastery Bridge
Part Six: Buffalo Bone Nut and Final Setup
Part Seven: Modified VM Jazzmaster Visits the Garden (This page)
"Ching" Rhythm Circuit Revisited: 28 April 2014