View Full Version : Jay Turser Guitars
08-03-2002, 09:52 PM
Are Jay Turser Guitars considered "Real" Guitars by anybody out there?
What is the craftsmanship like for these? I've heard they are not bad knockoffs... or , should I just buy a Strat instead?
It's just for banging around the house with,,, What do you think?
08-04-2002, 03:29 PM
Hmmmm...well, what I know of Turser is that they are the old Vantage guitar company...at least thats what I've been told. I am currently doing some repairs and a setup on a J Turser SG copy...actually seems like a decent axe...it has a nice neck on it and plays pretty well. I have also checked out a few of their other copies...i would suggest staying away from their Fender type copies...but the SG seems to be solid.....for knocking around the house, they should suffice.
08-04-2002, 08:22 PM
Thanks for the info, I 've got the opportunity to pick one up pretty cheap,although they are pretty cheap to start off with, What is it about the Strat copy ? I know they are smaller and lighter than the real deal which would produce a thinner sound. Anything else?
Do you do any recording? Do you use amps or do you run through an Amp Modeler plugin? I'm going to be buying an Amp Modeler called "Amplitude" It's getting some pretty good reviews. Good sounds and very versatile.
08-05-2002, 09:02 AM
We sell the Amplitube plug in here at Sweetwater and it's a real winner. I record amps, modeling devices..and have used the Amplitube as well, and it'd be a great addition to your setup. I have it in stock now if you're thinking about adding it soon. Give me a call and we could discuss it! Thanks for posting!
08-05-2002, 01:38 PM
"What is it about the Strat copy ?" All the Turser 'Fender' type copies just appear to me to be extra cheap..wood selection, ugly contours, electronics, etc..., if you want a cheap strat style guitar, I would suggest looking into a Squier strat...they are part of the Fender company and make a better cheap strat, in my opinion anyway...I have a couple Squier strats hanging for sale in my repair business...would be glad to sell ya one :)
As for recording,...I don't do too much of that, the last recording I did was with a Rockman straight into the console.
I use nothing but Marshall amps with minimal effects, so I can't tell ya about modelers..I know a lot of people use them though. I like set-ups like Buddy Guy uses..just walk up and plug right into the amp, nothing fancy...but thats just me. But as RW said, they can hook ya up with that stuff. Sweetwater carries only the best stuff worth having.
08-05-2002, 02:59 PM
Thanks for the advice. I'll keep you in mind if I go the Squier route. I've just downloaded the Amplitube Demo. Haven't tried it out yet.
p.s. What is the best neck/body combo for that style guitar(wood types)?
08-06-2002, 10:49 AM
Easy enough question......bolt on necks are usually maple, that would be industry standard..you could get fancier with some curly or birdseye maple, but rock maple is standard issue for bolt ons. Most set neck guitars are mahogany, but i have seen maple there as well. For the strat, the neck is maple, and the body is either alder wood or swamp ash wood...I prefer the ash......koa wood makes a nice strat body as does korina wood...but standard fender will be either the alder or ash.
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