NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by Danley » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:51 pm

tommycarlos wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:43 pm
So let's say I wanted a different bridge...

The posts for the ABR-1 style bridge are *directly* screwed into the body... gonna be a bit hard to get them out...

What are my options???
What goal do you have in mind in replacing the bridge? Better tuning stability? Different tone?

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by tommycarlos » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:38 pm

Danley wrote:
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What goal do you have in mind in replacing the bridge? Better tuning stability? Different tone?
Mostly tuning stability? I play Shoegaze-ish stuff so I glide the tremolo quite a bit... though radius matching the 9.5" neck wouldn't suck, it's not essential.

The other problem is that when changing the strings yesterday I didn't notice the saddle retaining wire had come off and all the saddles dropped out onto the floor 😞

So although I am sure I can put humpty dumpty back together again... I'd like to keep my options open for something better.

I might even be willing to drill for an actual (Staytrem / Mustang, etc) rocking bridge... I don't exactly have a "keep it mint and original" mentality with guitars ;)

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by tommycarlos » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:44 pm

Holy Moly. Just looked at another thread (was about a SJMJM, but turned out to be relevant anyway)!

https://www.realparts.com.au/gotoh-510b ... hrome.html

Seems this is an ABR-1 AOM bridge with height adjustable saddles... it's not a roller bridge, so I guess tuning won't be any better than a normal AOM... but I could actually set the radius. So that seems like a big win.

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by tommycarlos » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:48 pm

I put on one of these I had laying around:

https://www.realparts.com.au/bridges-ta ... hrome.html

But because it has to be set so low, the screwed in posts stick up out of the bridge a bit and the one under my hand when muting is pretty uncomfortable.... but it'll do for now...

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by tommycarlos » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:43 am

Also got rid of the gold guard. I had a custom wooden guard that I never used. Kinda gave it a white wash, and I think it looks heaps better.

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by Kent » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:10 am

Hawt! :boobs:

Is the bridge held in place strictly by downward force from the strings?

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by mbene085 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:50 pm

Whoah, in those shots with the wooden guard it looks almost like a pinkish flake CAR! Awesome.

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by tommycarlos » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:29 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:50 pm
Whoah, in those shots with the wooden guard it looks almost like a pinkish flake CAR! Awesome.
Seriously... in person... if you had two of them you could click them together repeating "there's no place like home"....

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by tommycarlos » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:30 pm

Kent wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:10 am
Hawt! :boobs:

Is the bridge held in place strictly by downward force from the strings?
Yup. Standard for those ABR AOM bridges.

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by tommycarlos » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:34 pm

This is the kinda madness I should probably reserve for the Mods & Projects forum, but if I wanted a more traditional rocking bridge... would it be as straight forward as drilling new holes for thimbles where the holes for the ABR posts are now? Or would the fact that they are slightly offset on this model mean that wouldn't work?

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by Danley » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:25 pm

For the obscure solution; Gibsons originally fitted with Bigsby tailpieces at one point used domed thumbwheels that allowed for rocking. Haven't checked where one can obtain such a thing, but I'd rather do that than drill the guitar; it's a unique piece a lot of people still appreciate stock.

Or actually just get a roller bridge IMO.

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Re: NGD: MIJ Fender J Mascis Jazzmaster!

Post by tommycarlos » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:04 pm

Danley wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:25 pm
For the obscure solution; Gibsons originally fitted with Bigsby tailpieces at one point used domed thumbwheels that allowed for rocking. Haven't checked where one can obtain such a thing, but I'd rather do that than drill the guitar; it's a unique piece a lot of people still appreciate stock.

Or actually just get a roller bridge IMO.
Yeah, I hear you.

I guess I either need to just get a roller AOM and get used to the mismatch.

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