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 ;-) )
1963 Jaguar mute assembly
This thing goes in there and then something rocks on this and something is underneath, too.
Exploring the Mastery Bridge
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.
Fender’s factory specs – ’62 Vintage Reissue Models
Some specs, b/c why not.
Fender’s factory specs – The Classic Player Jazzmaster Special
Some specs some more
Fix moving/rattling screws – The McGuyver way
Martin, a frequent visitor of this page, contacted me with a simple and effective fix for moving bridge screw issues.
Fredboard radius helper
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?
How does a ’97 ‘Crafted in Japan’ reissue Jaguar compare to an original 1965 model?
– a comparison by John Phillips ‘Unquiet’, Scotland. originally appeared in Chris Greene’s ‘Fenderforum’.
Jaguar pickups: 1963 vs. 1964
To stag or not to stag?
Jazzmaster Morphology: Late 1960’s Orphans
by Greg Gagliano – Copyright 1996, 20th Century Guitar Magazine
Jazzmaster pickups: vintage and MIJ
Can you hear the difference?
Miniature model of John Frusciante’s Jaguar
Well, this really is a short-scale. :-)
Miniature model of Kurt Cobain’s Jaguar
Short of perfect…
Parts comparision: tremoloplate – cij vs. vintage
Can you tell the differences?
Restoration of a ’66 Jaguar
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
Setup for Jaguar and Jazzmaster
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.
Setting up the Tremolo-System
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. :-)
Sound samples of vintage and reissue Jaguars and Jazzmasters
A sound is worth a 1000 pictures.
Taming the Stringbuzz
by Nate Barnes. Originally posted in the Fenderforum.
The Interactive Jaguar
A flash-based simulation of the switches and controls on the Fender Jaguar.
Troubleshooting: The buzz about the buzz…
originally appeared on the Fenderforum, posted by Scopo, Australia (Notes by Tom Arnold).