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JG66-85, Electric solidbody guitar with JZ/JG body from Fender in the Jaguar Japan series.


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  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: JG66-85
  • Series: Jaguar Japan
  • Category: Electric solidbody guitars with JZ/JG body
  • Added in our database on: 11/01/2012

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Fender JG66-85 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
 4 reviews80 %
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Sweetest Taboo06/12/2004

Sweetest Taboo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender JG66-85
As its name suggests, makes the ... Japan ...
Guitar 22 frets, two single coil pickups
Vibrato (aka tremolo) with the possibility of blocking it (so it does not fall)
Two modules rglage sound using the switch above the neck
as if you held the guitar:
-> High position: access to rglage top (volume, tonality and its two active pickups)
-> Low position: access to the lower rglages
(Left to right) the first switch: selection of neck pickup
2nd "": selection of pickup
3rd "": its running on the two microphones (if the first two
switches are in the down position there is no sound!)
+ Rglage volume and tonalitbr /> Neck Maple Rosewood

Channel trs trs enjoyable and "flexible"
Saw cutting of the guitar, no worries for Access in Aiges
Good ergonomics, weight: 4.100 Kg

To play funk, rock, blues ... a guitar is quite versatile with its still good it!
I play a fender performer 1000 and fender + = but happiness ...
Rglages with the top you get a well rounded with good bass prsence
Rglage with lower sounds while we get done with an emphasis DIFFERENT mediums and Aiges. The pickups tone is crystalline, the bridge pickups give a slamming his trs.
We must try all possible combinations to find his sound. When I got all the sounds are equal with a small preferences for slamming his ... ;-)

I use it for 7 years and never had a problem -> SETTING THE small string height at dpart and it became a true gem ...
The particular feature I like most: versatility and range of sounds
"" "" "" Minimum: the bridge (and yes he had to a small default) or the strings tend to move when one is too fit inside ...
Report qualitprix: I believe that there is no picture between Japan and US ... the diffrence in price does not mean US MODEL of exceptional ct
If I had to do it again, I would not even n'hsiterais
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spixriton07/26/2005

spixriton's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender JG66-85
Pices amricaines assembled in Japan it seems. It does not look too cheap as a.
22 frets, 2 single pickups.
SPECIFICATIONS trs bridge. Personal I use almost never vibrato, both on this guitar than on the other. For cons, the mcanique is quite surprising and made entry, especially since it is not reliable at trs tuning my taste. I'm still in the saddle rgler the low E string, the other often.
The two circuits spars: the top one that uses the micro serious only (I think) which can rgler Tone & volume. Although round, for the trs (too) warm. The circuit of the low, far more incisive with slecteur for each microphone, a low filter, and finally the Tone + volume.
All with a microwave design of the 70 aa of the mouth!

The handle smooth trs, trs round and also pais, may seem surprising at beginners and above all quickly tired trs her man. CHAC is easy to acute but not great Submitted intrt seen the use of this mostly rhythm guitar.
You'll quickly get the guitar in hand, it is trs comfortable, not overly heavy, well balance. For cons, the ACCS to the settings of the circuit 'jazz' (the top one, the chubby) is not usual so we get lost a little beginners.
It is a difficult trs guitar on an amp to sound. It's been three years since I started and I understand how to make it sound. It needs work, she will not walk alone.

I play rock, so is suitable. It will not be able to do nag, the mtal or something too extreme on the other hand. It remains soft for a good rhythm but well supported by a bassist, a slap. We hear the guitar well, it really stands out with its unique sound.
I was playing on a small combo marshall vs 100 (https://fr.audiofanzine.com/produits/avis/index% 2Cidproduit 2C10491.html%) and now a rivera (https://fr.audiofanzine.com/produits / view / index%% 2Cidproduit 2C38346.html). Well, forcment is better on the Rivera. When I say best, it's just standard! The marshall is blah, it's not the guitar amp fits most and vice versa.
I use it to track down with the micro serious all the time, + / - the micro acute that brings out a little sound if ncessaire. I am using almost no circuit 'jazz' but alone at home.

3 years I have, I begin to be happy trs.
The big problem of this guitar, apart from a few feeble mcaniques is blatant lack of sustain! Never attempt a solo the above is not meant to! TRS is a good rhythm guitar but for the solos, there's not enough output level to sustain and ringing. Especially since the handle is not slippery trs but plutt made to keep the big agreement.

The price (860 in 2002 I think) seems to me proper, even if it is not the jaguar against states. I have not tried the other guitars Paske era I wanted a jag, both for the mouth as for his very special. So I would do this election if ncessaire, Paska can not replace a jag, if not another jag!
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Georgy11/07/2006

Georgy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender JG66-85
Fender Jaguar Japan

22 frets

2 micros simple (well, simple ...)

3 switches for: <ul> on / off the microphone of the handle </ul><ul> on / off the microphone of the bridge </ul><ul> "Absorption" of acute (=> it can attenuate the gain, once set in motion, quite handy) </ul>

2 knobs: <ul> a tone </ul><ul> a volume (not great moves especially between 8 and 10) </ul>

One other switch (above) a little Rhythm / lead of Les Paul. Lead single mode micro
the handle is working, and then the sound changes (versatile)

2 knobs: volume and tone for the lead

it&#39;s full ...

The bridge not great strings go easy so I replace it with a Mustang bridge and then more trouble (why not directly Mustang? Beh Jaguar Jaguar is listening ...). Floating bridge + unique vibrato spring (specific) the tuning is not moving or almost no, it&#39;s not an Ibanez vibrato (this vintage), but it is usable without having to prepare the tuner on.

The handle, not fat, not thin, quite slippery pleasant and mild, which does not hurt.

Japanese and excellent!

The problem is the box, not included with the Japanese ... Well, I looked for a box to Jaguar (it comes in what he was prepared) and uh, past the box Fender ... 200 on a guitar at 7 / 800 (the house is credit for the box?). But hey there instead replication ROCKCASE Warwick (80euros) but watch out even within black and orange box Fender (they are the 200euros?). Otherwise they are asked to keep the guitar done to protect it, done => beh And then?

7 / 10 but for the volume (not very disturbing) and chavalet Mustang (35euros) and then the box not included ...

PS: it seems that the top circuit is the rhythm and the bottom, the lead ... I use it differently, why? because the rhythm would use the mic while the handle while the lead circuit offers a choice of pickup and / or handle (+ I think the thing that reduces the gain). A debate could be there but I find it more accurate (in rock) to get a more accurate ryhtmique, perhaps drier (bridge pickup) and the solo (which would be more bold). No? Finally is, I use the real rhythm part when I push the gain (but rare) is finally ... I used the term rhythm and lead my way on this opinion.

Vintage!

Must prendrele time to know, listen ...
Guitar pros!

The handle is first way is a bit like a vintage lacquer, you have to play and after 10 minutes ... it slides alone. At first it is sticky it is, but playing with it &#39;softens&#39; to no longer be at all after a few days.
Level form, it is not aggressive, does not hurt when you play &#39;clean&#39; with the thumb behind the neck. Not too thin nor too fat. I think it&#39;s a round shape C.

The boxes are small enough it easier for large deviations. Strikethrough is easy. Replace the nut with a boxwood is useless (to not say stupid).

Access to acute ... Jaguar is not it, it&#39;s vintage, access is good (rather excellent) ... but why go there? To make the bend at full speed? It is not possible, even with the chavalet Mustang, a bend on the 12th fret (minimum) and the small rope goes ... Perhaps by raising the handle, but not to do and most is not made for a guitar.

Disposition of the weight is good, it stays in place when placed on his shoulders, even with a strap that slides (obviously I did not put vertical)

The sound is directly ... Jaguar ... a little dry crystalline bridge pickup (screaming if you push the amp gain), serious and round on the bridge pickup. Very good, it&#39;s going to rock even slight distortion (bah if it grows it becomes quite &#39;standard&#39; distortion). I prefer to clean, it has a particular color, even without a tube amp that could &#39;eat&#39; the guitar, it has lots of character.

As a Jaguar ...

I play rock and blues mainly and it is perfect, we know puncher with, as being mild.

I play with a Vox AC15 and a Fender Blues Junior duh, that does not quite go eh! The sound is like I said, the amp provides grain, but the guitar keeps its personality.

a little dry crystalline bridge pickup (it grows on screaming on the amplifier gain)
serious and round on the bridge pickup.

Inseparable!

I use it for 6 months and after two weeks, I could not sleep without the sound is right for me, very vintage, with the air of true modern aesthetic, when to rock it through the micro bridge, and also very brittle especially thanks to the small pitch. And known to be very soft, round, warm and perfect for the blues while net. These are very good microphones, and a very good mail.

I&#39;d try 4 or 5 strata, 4 or 5 tele / esquire, the two Paul, SG 2, a Paul Reed Smith, 3 / 4 Ibanez finally, I go around, why this one ... Beh anyway to buy, try and compare, it has its place among the big names, a sound (to try once in your life anyway!) It suits me I now must try it, the Japan no longer exists (though excellent) may be in a &#39;small&#39; store because the price difference of nearly 1000euros with the U.S. are thinking but hey, if I had the choice again, I would do and if I 1000euros again, should I try the 2 one after the other ... But the difference is not worth the 1000euros, if it turns out that this sum was equal to the improvement of the guitar in its various aspects (if it is an expensive rafistollage since it is excellent!). Finally let&#39;s say, I would sell what it takes to have it! And I would have!
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greg lefonctionnaire07/10/2008

greg lefonctionnaire's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender JG66-85
Japan, 22 frets, 2 single coil pickups Jaguar ...
Bridge also typical, vibrato, the strings do not cross the body.
The settings are many, I will not go, but always in the same vein anyway ... They are very interesting ...
However the bridge is pretty poor ... The strings tend to jump from one groove to another and it's very boring ... maybe with a pulling a little harder ...
I find the handle comfortable, not too big like me surout when we tasted the logs of the Les Paul Studio ... The varnish is thick enough, but the hand slides easily and does not catch it ...

The aacès to acute is more than correct. The neck is quite wide, but average large ...
Ergonomics are good, the guitar is impressive, but not too heavy.
So many settings require some practice before you find the right one, and before you go around all the possibilities ... I think like many on the job, only one or two regularly used ...

Sounds, as numerous as they are, fall in the middle of a register that is unique to Jaguar so ... It comes close to any sound or usual ... However, especially in rhythm, in crunch, or full, it sounds great ... I only use very little micro acute one, as it is true that it is a bit aggressive at times ...
I mainly play rock and this guitar needs to be cravachée ...
Especially, they said, too, but the sustain is almost non-existent ... So the same goes for the solos, it's not super ...
M'enfin is another way to play ...
I found the pickups a bit weak people as I would have liked an output level a little higher ...

It's true that I have recently just a week ... but I will modify with hindsight, if I have other things to mean ...
I love her look ... especially Japanese models finish is very correct in fact, very close to some US mobel certainly ... Mine is red, the head is also painted, a red a little glitter, really very nice ...
I bought by mail order in Germany, I took advantage of a promotion, and is found usually around 700 Euros ... and that's okay as a prize.

This scratching may well be customized, as is sometimes the case with a suitable micro acute ... I think

Edit:

Well, a few months later, I tried to sell it, then I hesitated, and I decided to make changes:
I have not found utility in micro acute origin, except for a few things a little noisy, but still, the microphone is very serious about it, he has a particular grain but its precise and smooth, less than the acute nasal ...
So I put a Duncan SL-59, double simple format, which gives me a peach and some precision, versatility that was missing in the Jag. (Please refer to the notice I posted on this micro for more details ...)
Other changes, the bridge, I replaced an old tune O matic Epiphone 335 ... It's DIY, and I really doubt on the reliability of the assembly, but even with a Looking back it works great ... I have a little gallery with the settings, but I ended up coming to the end ...
It is great agreement, even with intensive use of vibrato!
it's a little tinkering, but if you inflate the original bridge, that's an idea to test ...
Here it is after customization:
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