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Jazzmaster owners club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Volk, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. bossaddict

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    1963 Olympic White w/ Sonic Blue overspray...

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  2. Matthias

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    My Classic 60s Lacquer, with the addition of AVRI trem, trem arm and pickguard (the bridges are very far back on the MiM JMs so I needed to file a mm or so off the thimble holes on the guard). I also threw a Japanese Mustang bridge on there. Those American Vintage '65 pups sound great and the guitar plays phenomenally.

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  3. wyclif

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    Wow, I'm seeing a lot of Mustang and Mastery bridges on Jazzmasters lately. I guess this mod has gotten popular because of the well-known problems with the standard Jazzmaster bridge assembly.
     
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  6. daddyplaysbass

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    I hope to join some day, Either Oly White/Turquoise ore Sunburst/Turquoise - even a Squier.
     
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    I have two Jazzmaster's. My pride and joy, a 1966 Jazzmaster that my parents bought for me when I was 15. I also have a 1962 AVRI that I bought in 1999. I'll probably be selling the 62 in the next week or two, just not using it.

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  8. PixMix

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    Squier has some great options in their Jazzmaster line.
     
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  9. Matthias

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    All depends on what string gauge you go for and how heavy you pick. I'm a heavy picker on 10s... Although I don't find the strings move about as much as on a Jaguar, they do rattle a bit with the stock bridge. I have a spare Buzz Stop but I haven't put it on as I don't want to lose all the overtones that you get behind the bridge.
     
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    I'm a pretty heavy strummer, so I had to replace the stock bridge on my MIJ. The low E kept jumping out of the groove, which wasn't groovy at all, man.
     
  11. PixMix

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    Quite a few mustang-looking bridges in this thread are actually staytrem replacements.
     
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    My Classic 60s Lacquer.. changed the pg from white to red tort. Still using the stock bridge with no issues. Strung with D'Addario Chromes 11 flats.

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  13. wyclif

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    Thanks for this link. Bookmarking it in case I pick up a Jazzmaster. I wasn't aware of these people in England; I hadn't looked that closely and assumed players were buying aftermarket Mustang bridges and installing them, like on the Lee Ranaldo Signature Jazzmaster.
     
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    Mustang bridges work well too, but these seem to be much better made, have really massive well-machined saddles, and have a slightly narrower string spacing that corrects the tendency for both E strings to be too close to edges of the fingerboard.
     
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  16. Mekhem

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    RE: Staytrem:

    I am a big fan and have recommended both of their products (Bridge and the ... errr.... Staytrem ) often. Well made, inexpensive, though more than an actual mustang bridge, vintage spacing etc. I put them on all of my offsets at the first string change.
     
  17. daddyplaysbass

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    I'm kicking tires, down to J Mascis or Vintage Modified (Squiers) Which would sound most like the "60's surf, difference in pickups no real way for side-by side comparison (except at the store), etc. I'm not a real guitar player but lean to 3-shord with no pedals. Any input would help
     
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    Beauty. What's the neck like? Fender's a bit vague.
     
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    There's actually nothing "wrong" with the stock bridge that a comprehensive setup (most likely including shimming the neck pocket) won't fix. It's a little over engineered, but it works great once you understand it.
     
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    2012 Squier VM. Changed the pots for 500K and stuck a Squier J. Mascis bridge pickup in it mainly out of curiosity (I like the stock overwound bridge pickup), but otherwise stock. It's better than the CIJ Jazzmaster I used to own, and not as far from my old AVRI as you'd think. I really tried to convince myself to buy a MIM '60s Lacquer, Road Worn or TVL, but I just couldn't justify the cost difference. I have more expensive guitars but it's my #1.

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