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Evening all. I'm finding myself in a bit of a quandary regards buying a new electric guitar. I'm set on buying either a Danelectro 12-string electric or a Fender Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster and I've been stuck between what I want for the past fortnight. So, in an attempt to try and decide what I want I'm putting it up to you, music forum cuntos.

To help you all decide, here are two pictures.

The Danelectro:

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The Squier:

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So, what should I buy?

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I've had a Squier when I was learning and I now realise how shite they are.

Shelled out for a Guinness-colour Les Paul and never looked back.

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I've had a Squier when I was learning and I now realise how shite they are.

Shelled out for a Guinness-colour Les Paul and never looked back.

I had a Squier Strat that was ok.

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It's a bit like saying should I buy an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar...a guitar or a bass....you're not comparing like-for-like.

What is it you're going to be playing, cos what you play on one you (generally) won't really play on the other?

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Out of the two I would go for the 12 string. Personally, I would save up a bit more and get a Gretsch Electromatic. I got mine two years ago and it is a joy to play.

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How much is the Danelectro?

The reason I ask is you don't want to buy a cheap 12-string. They're a nightmare.

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If you go for the 12 string you're pretty much limited to that.

I'd consider something like a Line 6 modelling guitar then you can have lots of different guitar sounds including 12 string.

They're pretty good and nice to play.

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It's a bit like saying should I buy an electric guitar or an acoustic guitar...a guitar or a bass....you're not comparing like-for-like.

What is it you're going to be playing, cos what you play on one you (generally) won't really play on the other?

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Squier are hit-and-miss. My current electric is a Squier and it's ace, but I've played some stinkers.

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Sly bump of what I guess is the most appropriate thread.

Picked this up earlier today. Preowned but hardly a mark on it as the boy was a drummist and didn't really play much guitar. Had a hollowbody years ago and regretted selling it. Has P90s too so will have that snarl. Looking forward to cranking it loud at next rehearsal.

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Sly bump of what I guess is the most appropriate thread.

Picked this up earlier today. Preowned but hardly a mark on it as the boy was a drummist and didn't really play much guitar. Had a hollowbody years ago and regretted selling it. Has P90s too so will have that snarl. Looking forward to cranking it loud at next rehearsal.

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Nice. 8)

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Plugged in this evening. Tuned it a whole step down. Playing some Killing Joke. Sounds beautifully menacing.

Lovely stuff - the guitar looks a belter Derek!

For the record I bought the Jazzmaster - it's been brilliant to play so far, got a nice bit of snarl on the pickups!

Only issue I've had with it was then the neck strap pin when it went loose, but I took the screw out and drilled it back in with a match inside the hole. Been brilliant since!

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Any guitar folk on here have experience of TV Jones pickups?

Considering a set of T90s (their take on a P90) to put in the aforementioned Ibanez.

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Have TV Jones pick ups on three off my guitars :-
T90 on my PRS SEOne- stock pick up was ok but too similar to the bridge pick up in my PRSMcCarty Soapbar. the T90 looks like a P90 but tone wise is a bit closer to a filtertron, a sort of cross between a T90 and a P90, has the balls of a P90 with the twang of a filtertron. Your amp settings and your right hand technique will be crucial in getting the tone you are looking for.
Have two filtertron style TV Jones on my Eggle New York Broadway
Have a TV Jones in the neck position of my Levinson Blade Telecaster
TV Jones p/ups are superb however I would suggest that you google Oil City pickups and get Ash to build you a filtertron style p/up at about half the price of a TV Jones equivalent and boutique quality

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