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MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:13 am

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MAMI
(Lead Guitar & Vocals)

Pick of choice: Custom Fender "Rock On" Touring Picks - 0.73mm (Similar to HARUNA's)
Guitar Strings: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Gauge 10 (Yellow Package)

Currently Using:

Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Black/MAMI MODEL
(Regular model: Late 2009 - early 2010)
(MAMI Model: Early 2010 - present)

Originally purchased as a regular Standard Strat HSS near the end of 2009. Around March 2010, MAMI customized this guitar with a paint job that she designed on Photoshop. The result is the all-black guitar with a "melting ice-cream" design that you see today, painted by RADICAL BRATS DESIGNS. A humbucker in the bridge position was installed, as humbuckers produce more gain than single coils, making it more suitable for a lead guitar. The pickups, humbucker, pickguard and controls were all changed to black. The white strap with music notes on it is from Perris Leathers, model BMN-1253.

Pictures of the regular model:
Spoiler:

Pictures of the MAMI MODEL:


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Squier by Fender「MAMI JAZZMASTER PEARL WHITE」
(March 2012 - present)
Nickname: Stratomaster
For more info: http://www.scandal-heaven.com/t10022-scandal-s-signature-squier-instruments#643742

An HSS like her regular Stratocaster, featuring a Seymour Duncan "Rails" humbucker on it. It has been made available for consumers to purchase from summer 2014 onwards for 60,000 yen.

For those brave enough to try to replicate the design on the Stratomaster, the graphic on the body is similar to this.






Gretsch White Falcon Double Cutaway G6136DC [1962 Reissue]
(August 2010 - present)

In MAMI's blog entry on Aug. 5, 2010, MAMI shared with her fans that she had recently bought a Gretsch White Falcon. Price? A whopping ¥509,250! Even though she bought it during the summer of 2010, she had only used it for casual/personal use. It wasn't until early 2011 that the White Falcon made its formal debut by appearing in the PV for "CUTE!", which is fitting since the White Falcon was used to record that track.





MAMI added a fish in the falcon's talons:





Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard (Pelham Blue)
(October 2013 - present)

This guitar made its debut on SCANDAL's STANDARD Tour in the fall of 2013. From GO!GO!Guitar magazine's article on the guitar: "Debuting starting from this tour, it's a Custom Shop Les Paul Standard with a dazzling bright blue sparkle. It's used for songs like 'Metronome,' 'Koi no Gestalt Houkai,' 'Kagen no Tsuki,' 'Weather report,' 'Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne,' etc."



More pictures of the Les Paul:





    Pelham Blue VOS Finish
    Maple Top
    Mahogany Body
    Mahogany Neck
    One-Piece Rosewood Fretboard
    Hide Glue Neck-Fit
    Original Historic Truss Rod Sans "Tubing"
    24 ¾" Scale Length
    1-11/16" Nut Width
    22 frets
    ABR-1 Bridge
    Stopbar Tailpiece
    Custom Bucker Pickups
    Kluson Deluxe Green Key Tuners
    Nickel Hardware
    8lbs 10 ounces




Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster Special (3-Color Sunburst)
(February 2011 - present)

This guitar was first spotted during the AniUta KITAKYUSHU 2011 event in February of 2011.

Spoiler:

kudo_maharizu wrote:MAMI's JM has an AoM bridge not the usual JM one.

Specs:

General
Model Name: Classic Player Jazzmaster®️ Special, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0141600300
Series: Classic Player
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Jazzmaster®️

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Special Design Hot Single-Coil Jazzmaster
Neck Pickup: Special Design Hot Single-Coil Jazzmaster
Controls: Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone. Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware
Bridge: Adjusto-Matic™️ Bridge with Vintage Style "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece and Tremolo Lock Button
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tremolo Arm Handle: Screw-In Style Jaguar/Jazzmaster Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: White Plastic
Auxiliary Switching: 2-Position Tone Switch
Strings: Fender®️ USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

Unique Features: New Pickups with Fatter Tone and More Output, Adjusto-Matic™️ Bridge, Medium Jumbo Frets, New Neck Pocket Cut Provides Better Pitch, 9.5" Radius, Trem Plate Moved Closer to Bridge to Increase Break Angle and Sustain, Screw-In Tremolo Arm, White Plastic Knobs and Switches






Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster (Lake Placid Blue)
(Mid 2015 - present)

MAMI first used this guitar in the promo shoot for Sisters in 2015, in the promo videos for SCAFES, and resurfaced when MAMI was featured in the March 2017 issue of SOUND DESIGNER magazine.




SPECS:
Lake Placid Blue 011-1000-802
Body: Alder
Body Shape: Telecaster
Body Finish: (0111000802) New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape: Mid ’60s “C” Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
Fretboard Radius: 7.25″ (18.41 cm)
Fretboard: Round Laminated Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Pickup Configuration: S/S
Bridge Pickup: New American Vintage ’64 Gray-Bottom Tele Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
Neck Pickup: New American Vintage ’64 Gray-Bottom Tele Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: Original Vintage Style Tele Bridge with 3 Threaded Steel Saddles
String Nut: Bone
Tuning Machines: Single Line “Fender Deluxe” Vintage Style
Switch Tip: “Top Hat” Style Switch Tip
Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Slimmer, more rounded maple neck with “C”-shaped profile and round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with staggered bridge pickup pole magnets; Threaded steel “barrel” bridge saddles; “Top-hat” switch tip and flat-top knurled chrome control knobs
Case: New Deluxe Vintage Brown Case
Pickguards: 3-Ply White with Vintage Bevel
Included Accessories: Vintage ’64 Tele Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage Wiring Kit, ’60s Tele Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner’s Manual, Saddle Height Wrench
Control Knobs: New Knurled Chrome Flat Top




Fender Custom Stratocaster
(August 2017 - present)

MAMI's newest guitar, featuring a vintage cherry red body, gold hardware, and a white pearloid pickguard. These latest custom Fender instruments debuted on SCANDAL's Instagram on Aug. 18, 2017, and made their official live debut at SCANDAL's 11th anniversary live on Aug. 21, 2017.

MAMI's comments about the guitar from the Dec. 2017 issue of Go!Go! GUITAR:

The grain of the wood was made visible by making it a vintage cherry red color. The neck and fretboard were made of maple to bring out the brightness. Features such as the bridge and tuning pegs were made gold to bring out a feeling of quality. I made sure to make its appearance pop without giving it a heavy feeling and not making it too low-key. The sound is also important, but I took being able to use it for a long time into consideration.







YAMAHA LLX36C ARE
(2012 - present)

As of the Queens are trumps tour in fall 2012, MAMI has been playing this acoustic guitar when occasion calls for it (acoustic lives, songs that use acoustic guitars, etc.).








Not Used Anymore/Used Rarely:
Click here to see gear that is not used anymore/rarely used:

Busker's BSE - Pink
(2006 - 2008)

This was MAMI's first guitar the band was just starting out.






Gibson Les Paul Special Double Cutaway
(Mid 2008 - mid 2009)

Back in the day, MAMI divided her usage of this guitar and the sticker Strat about 40/60. She removed the black pickguard in January of 2009. The guitar has not been used since 2009.

Link: http://www.gibson.com/jp-jp/Divisions/Gibson%20Custom/Les%20Paul/1960%20Special%20Double%20Cutaway/






Italia Maranello Speedster (Metallic Blue)
(Used from 2011 Dreamer tour - present)
Nickname: John

This guitar debuted on the 2011 Dreamer tour. Alder body with double humbucker (Wilkinson WVC Humbucker), maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. Costs approximately 73,500 yen.






Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster
(Mid 2013 - present)

Not much is known about this guitar, as the only times MAMI has been seen playing it were on the SCAMada tour in summer of 2013.






Fender American Standard Stratocaster ~60th Anniversary Edition~
(January 2007  - Late 2009; rarely used afterwards)

Known to fans as the "Sticker Strat." MAMI bought this in late January 2007 when SCANDAL was still relatively new. More and more stickers were added as time went on. Some notable stickers include small happy faces, stars, and Pipo-kun (Tokyo Police Dept. mascot & one of MAMI's favorite cartoon characters). This guitar was shelved after she bought the black HSS Strat. The most recent appearance of this guitar was during the "SCANDAL no Theme" PV on the BABY ACTION DVD. Currently, the most recent appearance of the guitar was in the March 2017 issue of SOUND DESIGNER magazine. She appears to use it only in her home studio.

Just purchased; no custom stickers:


2007; stickers start to appear:


Mid 2009:


Late 2009:


Stickers up close:
Spoiler:




Fender (probably Squier) Stratocaster
("Shoujo S" PV & BEST★SCANDAL PB only)

This guitar was used only for the "Shoujo S" PV and later on for the BEST★SCANDAL photobook. During the week of March 25, 2011, this guitar along with the other two guitars used in the "Shoujo S" PV were auctioned. The winning bid for this guitar was ¥151,001. For the auction it looks like stickers were to it to give it that "MAMI-style" look.





MAMI's acoustic guitars

MAMI also had a previous acoustic guitar. Only one picture could be found, and a really small one at that. Although the brand is unknown, it looks like it could be a Martin.





Pedals, amps, accessories, other gear, etc.

Effects:
-BOSS TU-2 Chromatic Tuner
-XOTIC Custom Shop BBP-MB
-Rockett Pedals ARCHER Ikon
-BOSS AW-3 Dynamic Wah
-Creation Audio Labs MK.4.23
-ZVEX Vexter Fuzz Factory
-Electro-Harmonix Little Big Muff Pi
-ZVEX Fuzz Probe
-ZVEX Vexter Wah Probe
-Free The Tone Audio Routing Controller ARC-3
-Dunlop Cry Baby Wah Wah
-DigiTech Whammy 5


-EVENTIDE TimeFactor
-CUSTOM AUDIO JAPAN AC/DC Station Ver.2
-BOSS FRV-1 '63 Fender Reverb
-Xotic EP Booster
-BOSS OC-3 Super Octave
-LINE6 MM-4 Modulation Modeler
-Peterson StroboFlip VS-F Virtual Strobe Tuner


And last but not least - MAMI's amps.

Two Marshall JCM2000 50W Dual Super Lead heads running through a 280W 1960AV angled 4x12" cab and a 100W 1960AX (or possibly a 50th Anniversary) angled 4x12" cab.


MAMI added a Marshall Astoria Dual amp for their 47 prefecture tour in early-mid 2017.



MAMI's Big Muff setting:


MAMI's amp setting:


Wireless Headset Microphone: Shure WBH54

In-Ear Monitor:
FitEar ProAudio 334 due to the fact that only ProAudio series come from the yellow pelican box.



As always, please keep forum rules in mind and direct any non-MAMI gear talk to the other topics. Thanks. Happy



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Re: MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:17 am

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whoa these are some detailed information. even though i really want to talk about guitar i have no knowledge of them whatsoever Nerd

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Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:49 am

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Great job, Lexian, for doing this!!!

Acoustic guitar for Mami:
Same as Haruna-chan, I could only find one pic,and a really small one at that. Dunno what guitar is that. Looks like a Martin.


I think MAMI is playing a GUILD. The shape of the scratchplate gave the game away in this case (Martin guitars in most cases have the 'teardrop' shaped scratchplate that many acoustics emulate). Nevertheless, while the general shape of the scratchplate is typical of a GUILD acoustic, I have to admit hers has a somewhat larger scratchplate and a more curved cutaway at the bridge. It is possible that it may look something like this:




Also, I wondered if it is the same GUILD HARU used at the UNIQLO Acoustic Live in Ginza back in 2011.



As these acoustics are not part of SCANDAL's usual arsenal of guitars, it is highly likely they were made available for them to play at these acoustic gigs, which may explain why they keep using different acoustic guitars each time.

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Re: MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:10 am

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The bridge pickup on the Jazzmaster is actually a humbucker. It's the same size as a single coil pickup, and I didn't notice until I read it in the June 2013 issue of GiGS, where she talks about it. If you look closely, you can see that it doesn't have the poles like the other two single coil pickups. I think I may have read it on SH too; someone here might have noticed it before the GiGS interview.


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Re: MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:25 am

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^ Yup, you're right, spacecadet already mentioned about this before. And it's a Squier Stratomaster, as mentioned by her on Gigs. Please remove the quote from alinea-mind, it's outdated.
By the way, thanks for your hardwork, Lexian.


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Re: MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:30 am

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How about the one used in the AwatsuGen PV.... what type is that??


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Posted on Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:00 pm

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Rencast_Guilty wrote:How about the one used in the AwatsuGen PV.... what type is that??

The Squier "Stratomaster" (Jazzmaster offset shape with Stratocaster neck), ie the 2nd guitar as described in the first post above.

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Re: MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:32 am

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Done and done!
-Made corrections to Mami's stratomaster section, added link to the body graphic


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Re: MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:03 pm

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WOA MAMI USE the FITEAR Pro Audio (See that yellow Pelican Box beside the Effect set)

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Posted on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:59 pm

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maharizm wrote:
Rencast_Guilty wrote:How about the one used in the AwatsuGen PV.... what type is that??

The Squier "Stratomaster" (Jazzmaster offset shape with Stratocaster neck),

Pickup arrangement as well. It's supposed to have the same pickup arrangement as her Strat.

I don't really know why she bothered, honestly; she also puts foam under the strings behind the bridge to mute the harmonics (this is a "feature" a lot of JM players actually love) and she leaves the trem arm out, so she never uses that either. So there's really nothing about the Jazzmaster in that guitar other than the basic body shape. She doesn't seem to actually like Jazzmasters, even though she owns this one and that other one. She may just like the shape but not how they work or sound. She seems like a Strat girl through and through.

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Posted on Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:52 am

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spacecadet wrote:
maharizm wrote:
Rencast_Guilty wrote:How about the one used in the AwatsuGen PV.... what type is that??

The Squier "Stratomaster" (Jazzmaster offset shape with Stratocaster neck),

Pickup arrangement as well. It's supposed to have the same pickup arrangement as her Strat.

I don't really know why she bothered, honestly; she also puts foam under the strings behind the bridge to mute the harmonics (this is a "feature" a lot of JM players actually love) and she leaves the trem arm out, so she never uses that either. So there's really nothing about the Jazzmaster in that guitar other than the basic body shape. She doesn't seem to actually like Jazzmasters, even though she owns this one and that other one. She may just like the shape but not how they work or sound. She seems like a Strat girl through and through.


that's quite complicated.....can i ask another question??

is there a difference in the sound between the jazzmaster, stratomaster, and strato caster??


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Posted on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:20 am

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Rencast_Guilty wrote:


that's quite complicated.....can i ask another question??

is there a difference in the sound between the jazzmaster, stratomaster, and strato caster??

This question is even more complicated actually haha... I'm not really sure about the stratomaster but between a jazzmaster and a strat, there is most definitely a difference.

Strats are famous for having a very distinct, glassy, cutting, bell like tone while a jazzmaster is (through my own testing experience anyway, I don't own one... yet) sounds a little fatter/warmer due to the way its pickups are wired. Kind of like Gibson Les Pauls with P90 pickups, but Jazzmasters are "janglier" (cleaner? I'm not sure how exactly to put it.)

I realise this explanation might be hard to understand but in a nutshell, yes, the two guitars have different "voicings" so to speak.

I would love to own a Jazzmaster, I tested one some months ago and I was surprised at how much I liked it.

I am also really curious as to how Mami's guitar really sounds like without all the effects she likes to run. A Jazzmaster with 3 pickups (and one of them is a HotRail stacked humbucker!), that's something you don't see everyday...

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Posted on Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:02 am

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A guitar's tone is not drastically altered by body shape. The Jazzmaster's unique voice is influenced by its pickup configuration and how you can fine tune your tone using their separate switches for the rhythm and lead tone circuits (I own a Fender Jaguar and I'm still confused hehe).

MAMI's Stratomaster, in essence, is just a guitar with a HSS pickup config, even if it has a Tele shape (Telemaster?). This is merely a calculated guess, but I agree with @spacecadet that she probably liked the offset shape but wanted to retain her HSS tone when asked for new custom guitar by Squier.

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Posted on Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:32 am

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@Lexian: please update the information about the CIEM that Mami is using currently into the Pro Audio Series (because the only CIEM that came out from FitEar with yellow pelican box is only Pro Audio). I don't know what series of Pro Audio that Mami use but from the yellow pelican box, I know it is Pro Audio Series (maybe all the member of SCANDAL use the Pro Audio Series?)

Pro Audio image from FitEar Website:

see that yellow box? it is only included with the Pro Audio Series

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Posted on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:48 pm

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Posted on Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:35 pm

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Umm guys, did somebody notice an Head amp and cabinet of Hughes Kettner there in the PV of Awanai? (Mami also be one of the model of Hughes Kettner amp in japan)

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Posted on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:27 pm

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Tim_E.D wrote:Umm guys, did somebody notice an Head amp and cabinet of Hughes Kettner there in the PV of Awanai? (Mami also be one of the model of Hughes Kettner amp in japan)

I think it was noticed (discussed in the old instruments thread). At that point, because there were a few other unaccounted items (like that gold top Yamaha SG), I wondered if the additional gear was added just for the PV.

MAMI promoting H&K huh? Interesting.

Note: Pearl is the official H&K distributor in Japan. I wonder if RINA's endorsement of their drums has something to do with it?

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macdyne73 wrote:
Rencast_Guilty wrote:


that's quite complicated.....can i ask another question??

is there a difference in the sound between the jazzmaster, stratomaster, and strato caster??

This question is even more complicated actually haha... I'm not really sure about the stratomaster but between a jazzmaster and a strat, there is most definitely a difference.

Strats are famous for having a very distinct, glassy, cutting, bell like tone while a jazzmaster is (through my own testing experience anyway, I don't own one... yet) sounds a little fatter/warmer due to the way its pickups are wired. Kind of like Gibson Les Pauls with P90 pickups, but Jazzmasters are "janglier" (cleaner? I'm not sure how exactly to put it.)

I realise this explanation might be hard to understand but in a nutshell, yes, the two guitars have different "voicings" so to speak.

I would love to own a Jazzmaster, I tested one some months ago and I was surprised at how much I liked it.

I am also really curious as to how Mami's guitar really sounds like without all the effects she likes to run. A Jazzmaster with 3 pickups (and one of them is a HotRail stacked humbucker!), that's something you don't see everyday...


thanks for this info. i guess it really is hard to understand unless you experienced playing these types....i only tried the starter guitars..haha


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Posted on Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:39 pm

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hm hmm this is what I've been waiting for UHUH!
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Rencast_Guilty wrote:is there a difference in the sound between the jazzmaster, stratomaster, and strato caster??

Others have given you the basics already so I won't go into that, but as far as the "Stratomaster" specifically, there is no production guitar by that name, just her totally custom one, so it's really impossible to generalize because we have only a basic idea of what she's got in that thing.  Any electric guitar's sound is *mostly* shaped by its pickups, although a lot of other things can and do affect tone.  She has three Strat pickups in her Stratomaster, so I would expect that it would sound a lot more like a Stratocaster than a Jazzmaster, and indeed I cannot tell the difference when she's playing the Stratomaster vs. her Stratocaster.

But there are different types of Strat pickups made by Fender (plus she's got that Seymour Duncan stacked humbucker at the bridge), so she could still have any number of possible combinations and the true sound of the guitar is probably somewhat masked by her effects.  There may be minor differences in the tone between her Stratocaster and Stratomaster that she's masking.  But a Jazzmaster with real Jazzmaster pickups would sound very distinct from either of those other guitars.  (I actually have both a Strat and two Jazzmasters myself, and they do sound a lot different.)

maharizm wrote:A guitar's tone is not drastically altered by body shape. The Jazzmaster's unique voice is influenced by its pickup configuration and how you can fine tune your tone using their separate switches for the rhythm and lead tone circuits (I own a Fender Jaguar and I'm still confused hehe).

And Mami's Stratomaster doesn't have the Jazzmaster rhythm circuit, just a lead circuit and simplified Strat controls - seems like just a single volume and tone.  Truth be told, most Jazzmaster players don't use the rhythm circuit anyway because they don't understand what it does either, and some people hit the switch by mistake during hard playing so they tape over it or remove it.  I like it though because it does change the tone (makes it "darker" or mellower, and kills a lot of hum as a side effect).

Interestingly, in checking her controls I did come across a pic of the Stratomaster with a standard Strat bridge pickup, so I guess she switched that out for a humbucker herself after the guitar was built. That would most likely be so she could use it basically interchangeably with her other Strat. When she introduced it at Budokan, I don't think she used it for many songs at all if I remember right, but adding the Rails pickup would let her do pretty much anything she can with the actual Strat.

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Mami's Guitar
Posted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:15 pm

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Mami bought a new guitar Fender Stratocaster Sunbrust Design ^_^ The first appearance was on friday's Live. Here are some pictures: 

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Posted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:40 pm


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I think it's not a new guitar...
judging from the picture, it looks like an American Standart Stratocaster 3 tone sunburst 2002/03
or below 2007


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Re: MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:48 pm

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Mitchan

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i know.. but when i found this pic there was a title that this is new...


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Re: MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:05 pm

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Lexian

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@Mami♥:
I've merged your "Mami's Guitar" topic to this gear thread.
Better off posting here so that others can comment and I can keep track of any new information.
As a reminder, any of Mami's gear related stuff (instruments, amps, etc.) should be posted here instead.


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Re: MAMI'S GEAR
Posted on Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:28 pm

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ninjacake

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Hmmm I knew MAMI's guitar design looked familiar; http://pilpls.deviantart.com/art/Abstract-69150409 anyone think she has DA account? If so I really want to check out her drawings Happy hahaha


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