or the chapter formerly known as “miscellaneous” (but to write “miscellaneous” is harder than mastering the E-major chord, so I’ll stick with “The goodies” from now on ;-) )
This thing goes in there and then something rocks on this and something is underneath, too.
With the support of Deimel Guitarworks (Berlin, Germany) I finally got hold of a Mastery bridge, which arrived by mail today.
Since the packaging was as interesting as it was surprising, I thought I might as well start a little documentation of my usage of the bridge and if there really is a difference, compared to my trusty and very well set up workhorse Jazzmaster.
Some specs, b/c why not.
Some specs some more
Martin, a frequent visitor of this page, contacted me with a simple and effective fix for moving bridge screw issues.
I needed a quick way to determine if my bridges allow for a good setup regarding the fretboard radius. Normally I would trust my eyes and fingers to determine if the distance of the strings from the fretboard is roughly the same arc as the fredboard’s radius… but wouldn’t it be nice to have a little helper to check the radius while fiddling with the saddle-height screws?
– a comparison by John Phillips ‘Unquiet’, Scotland. originally appeared in Chris Greene’s ‘Fenderforum’.
To stag or not to stag?
by Greg Gagliano – Copyright 1996, 20th Century Guitar Magazine
Can you hear the difference?
Well, this really is a short-scale. :-)
Short of perfect…
Can you tell the differences?
This is an article about the recovery of a 1966 Jaguar, that originally appeared as a post in on the offsetguitars.com forum. It was written by “sookwinder”, who also took the pictures, and who also gave his kind permission for me to use them here.
Vamos a la wire
This is a feature I found in 1999. The website it originally appeared in is long offline, so I typed this from the print-outs I made then. If anyone has this source online, I’ll gladly add the link.
This feature is about the Jaguar’s and Jazzmaster’s tremolo system, one of the smoothest and tuning-stable systems out there. It is not designed for “dive-bombs”, but within normal range it’s ace. Plus it has the unique “trem-loc” feature – a feature that many people just don’t know about. I came across several guitar repair/maintenance guys who just didn’t know what this feature is about. Time to change that. :-)
A sound is worth a 1000 pictures.
A flash-based simulation of the switches and controls on the Fender Jaguar.
originally appeared on the Fenderforum, posted by Scopo, Australia (Notes by Tom Arnold).