A properly cut bone nut is one of the keys to great tone - but cutting one properly can be a challenge. Even with the right tools and a refined approach - it can take a while. But it's well worth the effort.
Swapping out the nickel hardware on a Fender '65 Re-issue Jaguar neck, for a replacement set, in gold.
I've already done a dry-run assembly. So - now that the body has been finished and polished, piecing my JagStang build together again should be an absolute breeze...
I can finally see well enough to drop some Creamery "Alt 88"Jaguar pickups into my Custom spec Fender "US Original '60's" Jaguar. I'm wiring them up with a "Johnny Marr" schematic, and I'm especially looking forward to testing out the additional "neck and bridge in series" combination.
Filling a few minor "pinholes", tinting and toning the colour coat, and applying a final clear gloss lacquer topcoat on a white blonde "Mary Kaye" type nitro finish.
Grounding a Fender Mustang Tremolo unit, and linking the running ground wire to the internal copper shielding on my Jagstang build...
There are so many things to catch up on, at the moment. Time to start putting my newly-finished Jazzmaster together - with a couple of Staytrem upgrade options
So much to catch up on... Next up - polishing the nitro finish coat on my Warmoth JagStang body. I'm looking for a simplified process to save time, and to help prevent rubbing through the thin lacquer coats.
A set of new, genuine Fender Jaguar shielding plates seems to be an impossible find here in the UK. Additionally - high shipping costs and import taxes means it's not exactly economical to specially ship sets in from the USA. So - why not make a set, myself, from scratch?
Shielding a Fender Jazzmaster body with copper foil together with the, more traditional, brass plates and "tub".