used for the bridge height adjustment. 0xeneye PAT. "I want to be able to purchase gin in bulk at Costco on a Sunday. by Soochdaddy » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:14 pm, Post The posts are inserted into cups or ‘thimbles’ that are pressed into the body and a long Allen key can be directed through the centre of the post to set the bridge height at each end. Given a chance, the bridge will drop down - putting a spot of Loctite 222 threadlock on those grub screws holds it in place. by furtherpale » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:20 pm, Post by Brock the Mod » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:20 pm, Post The pick up height is checked with the string pressed at the last fret. Our design feature for this is also used on the Johnny Marr Jaguar and Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster.Intonation I've have been struggling on my JM with trying to make the output of bridge and neck pickups the same strength (as much as possible). If you've got a stock old-style Jazzmaster bridge, you know how … The saddles are based on the Mustang design without individual height adjustments, this makes the bridge more stable.The radius is preset to match the fretboard, available sizes - 7.25" or 9.5". They have a big job; under very little down-tension, they support the whole bridge and therefore the string’s height. by 0xeneye » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:50 am, Post As far as height - I have the bridge p/up up very close to the strings and the neck backed pretty far away - and I like that balance. The saddles themselves should only be used to set radius. “An excellent innovation that preserves the unique tone of the guitar – the best option is Mastery Bridge.” – Fretboard Journal Magazine “The Mastery Bridge is the answer to my prayers.” – Nels Cline. The 1 and 6 saddles are the smallest, the 2 and 5 middle-size and the 3 and 4 are the largest. They rely on support – often a foam strip – placed underneath in the pickup cavity to push the pickups to the correct height. I do want to try the Novak method and see how that compares. Step 6 Here's Fender's guide to setup for Jags/Jazzmasters. I set pickup heights according to this and they sound pretty good and balanced. E to E string spacing is 52mm instead of the standard 55mm.This overcomes a common problem of the strings being too close to the edge of the fretboard.On the standard bridge the height adjusting screws can vibrate loose during playing causing the bridge to drop down.The height adjusting screws are larger than standard and have plastic bushings to prevent them from vibrating loose. 11 posts • Page 1 of 1. For help with setups and other technical issues. And yes, I do find that JMs can be trebly, and lowering the treble side of both pickups helps a great deal. For help with setups and other technical issues. For help with setups and other technical issues. First things first: Change the bridge! by Soochdaddy » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:47 pm, Post Opinions are all over the place w/r/t what the best replacement or homebrew fix is the best for the Jag/Jazzmaster bridge. # 2.972.923 Posts: 156 ... 2013 6:50 pm I've have been struggling on my JM with trying to make the output of bridge and neck pickups the same strength (as much as possible). Another well-documented issue involves the action height adjustment screws. Staytrem bridge for Jaguar and Jazzmaster. E to E string spacing is 52mm instead of the standard 55mm. # 2.972.923 Posts: 156 ... 2013 6:50 pm I've have been struggling on my JM with trying to make the output of bridge and neck pickups the same strength (as much as possible). Jazzmaster pickup height. Experiment with the height until the desired sound and feel is achieved. by Soochdaddy » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:43 pm, Post by Danocaster » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:54 pm, Post The Jazzmaster (and much more so the Jaguar) is infamous for a major design flaw with the bridge - the strings pass over at such an obtuse angle that there's not a lot of tension put on it, and as a result, the saddles and screws rattle like mad. with ball ended Allen key (included with purchase), this can also be About This Item. Here is a picture of a Jazzmaster with the taped Mustang bridge in place. http://curtisnovak.com/comments.shtml#height, http://www.fender.com/support/articles/ ... tup-guide/. Jazzmaster pickup screws are mainly for mounting, not adjusting. Talk about the Fender Jazzmaster, Jaguar, and any other offset waist guitars with us! 0xeneye PAT. High quality steel pivoting bridge and spring-action tremolo, as originally designed for Jaguar ® and Jazzmaster ® solidbody guitars.. Staytrem bridge for Jaguar and Jazzmaster. If you weren’t aware, the offset bridge is height-adjustable by way of two grub screws concealed within the posts. adjusting screws are hexagon and not Phillips, adjustment is easier I could hear the oscillations just fine with the traynor running pretty clean. After decades of trying everything, the Mastery Bridge is the solution we’ve been looking for.” Note: For Jaguar/Jazzmaster tremolo systems, the individual string height is designed as a "fine tuning" height adjustment. The bridge has the same spacing as the stock bridge, so the pickups will still line up ok and the guitar will sound good. Measurements are taken un-fretted: Bridge: Lo E: 0.15" / 3.9mm Hi E: 1.46" / 3.5mm Neck: Lo E: 0.14" / 3.5mm Hi E: 0.11" / 2.7mm by sjperry54 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:14 am, Post All metal parts are made from stainless steel. I reset my pickups much lower than I had them, and after playing at home and in rehearsal for a week I agree with the posters here : JMs sound better to me when the pickups are low and the amp is doing the work. By adjusting the amount of foam in the cavity, you’re able to determine the height … The most common complaints are that the strings pop out of the saddles and that the stock bridge rattles. by 0xeneye » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:06 am, Post The only height adjustment you have is from the two side screws for bridge height and nothing else. 11 posts • Page 1 of 1. The strings height should be .078″ for the low E and .0625″ for the high E. Adjust with the bridge height screws as needed. The bridge features the original pivoting design: the support posts fit into recessed body bushings, and rest on height-adjustable Allen screws. The radius is preset to match the fretboard, available sizes - 7.25" or 9.5". 099-4928-000 (12) Genuine Fender Original Series Bridge Height Screws. I'm sure the little amp being overdriven is recommended just to help those "wolf" tones jump out from a bit more. Post Having said all this, here are the measurements on MY personal 1965 Jazzmaster, and on these big, flat pickups, a set of feeler gauges will be your best tool! Jazzmaster pickup height. I am the original poster. by Soochdaddy » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:09 am. - chrisrnps. So I totally voted." by Soochdaddy » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:32 pm, Post I think that people that prefer the stock bridge are definitely in the minority. Let’s talk about those two master action grub screws sticking out the bottom of the bridge. Don't put a Fender Mustang bridge on a Jazzmaster or a Jaguar. Mustang bridge saddles have 3 sizes that somewhat follow the radius of the fingerboard. Jazzmaster bridges are attached to posts with grub screws at the bottom. Authentic surf-era technology! Another common problem with the standard bridge is that the intonation adjusting screws can vibrate loose and sometimes fall out.This will not happen with the Staytrem bridge as the screws are held securely in place with our unique retaining discs. This bridge will solve all of the previously described problems simply and quickly. I use the Curtis Novak recommended method. For single coils at the treble side the height is .078″ and at the bass side .094″. Adjust bridge saddles to the height according to the chart, then re-tune. Insert the appropriate hex key in the postholes on the face of the bridge and adjust the height of the treble and bass sides of the bridge to taste (Photo 5). The saddles are based on the Mustang design without individual height adjustments, this makes the bridge more stable. Package contains four 4-40 X 3/8" (short) and eight 4-40 X 5/16" (long) hex set screws used for saddle height adjustment on American Vintage Series Stratocaster and Telecaster bridges.