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Kalle
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New Guitar

Post by Kalle » Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:25 pm

Hi Guys
I just bought "new" (second hand) guitar for good price (<150 euro)
Its an AXL Marquee MJZ Electric Guitar .
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/ ... ductDetail
The guitar player/singer in the band has too many guitars and had two of this type, and hi needed money...
I had humbucker and single coil guitars before but no P90 guitar so this guitar fits that "hole".
The neck pickup has a cool jazzy sound and the bridge pickup has a nasal/twangy sound when played on a clean amplifier.
Found some good typical sound samples on You Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQVfT3O4B1s
You can hear the distorsion sound from bridge and mixed pickups and the clean sound from the neck pickup.
/Kalle
Tanglewood TW28STE (Shadow P7 EQ system) steelstring Dreadnought
Yamaha RBX 270 bass guitar with Laney DB150 amp.
Yamaha RGX 320 electric guitar with Egnator Tweaker tube amp.
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Re: New Guitar

Post by VikingBlues » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:50 am

Congrats on the "new" guitar Kalle! :thumbsup:

Useful to be buying from someone you know well - can give you more confidence that the instrument is OK.

You're right about P90s filling a gap between your single coil and humbucker guitars. I don't know the brand but it looks very Jaguar / Jazzmaster in style. Hope you enjoy it! :D
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Kalle
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Re: New Guitar

Post by Kalle » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:53 pm

Hi VB
Its Jazzmaster "copy".
I don't know much about the Guitar maker AXL Guitar other than it's US brand www.axlguitars.com that manufacture most of theire guitars in china, but some of them are assembled in US with "better" quality mechanics.
/Kalle
Tanglewood TW28STE (Shadow P7 EQ system) steelstring Dreadnought
Yamaha RBX 270 bass guitar with Laney DB150 amp.
Yamaha RGX 320 electric guitar with Egnator Tweaker tube amp.
http://www.soundclick.com/kalleinsweden

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Re: New Guitar

Post by Blindboy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:11 pm

It looks nice. I love P-90's. Do you like it?
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Re: New Guitar

Post by 12bar » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:32 pm

Congrats! :thumbsup:
I still have the P90 hole... :lol:

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Re: New Guitar

Post by Kalle » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:22 pm

Hi
Here is a picture of the guitar:
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After some research on the net I believe that it is an AXL "Badwater" MJZ and not a "Marquee".
The Badwater serie has a more "vintage" look with bronze colored mechanics and a head logo that is "etched" into the wood.
The MJZ guitar has "lower" vintage frets compared to my other electric guitars that has medium jumbo frets.
Due to the "low" frets I was able to set a very low string height ( at 12 fret) without fret buzz.
But that low fret height was too low for my playing style, the G string "rolls under" my finger tips when I bend the e1 and B2 strings. I therefore had to raise string height (over fretboard, not frets) to same height that I have on my other guitars.
I really like the sound of the P90 pickups when I play T-bone Walker style songs with clean settings and jazzy chords 7:th , 9:th etc. The twangy sound of the bridge pickup will also fit "country style" playing.
/Kalle
Tanglewood TW28STE (Shadow P7 EQ system) steelstring Dreadnought
Yamaha RBX 270 bass guitar with Laney DB150 amp.
Yamaha RGX 320 electric guitar with Egnator Tweaker tube amp.
http://www.soundclick.com/kalleinsweden

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Re: New Guitar

Post by MichaelRobinson » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:40 pm

Kalle................

Best of luck with youre new (to you ) guitar...................... :thumbsup:

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Re: New Guitar

Post by 12bar » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:55 pm

Congrats!
Kalle wrote: I really like the sound of the P90 pickups when I play T-bone Walker style songs with clean settings and jazzy chords 7:th , 9:th etc. The twangy sound of the bridge pickup will also fit "country style" playing.
:drool: any sounds? :music2:

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