Fender Jaguar Mute....

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Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by zhivago » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:32 pm

just curious...will the AVRI mute fit on an MIJ guitar?

how is the mute installed?

Angela has them on sale for just under $17...thought I might buy one, as I like the way they look :)
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by JazzBlaster » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:37 pm

I think you have to route the hole for the spring if memory serves
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by zhivago » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:38 pm

yeah, looks like I'd have to drill a hole of some sort....

I can't find  step-by-step guide anywhere...  :(

we must make one for this forum....

any volunteers that have a Jag with a mute?  :)
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by JazzBlaster » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:40 pm

http://www.jagandjazz.com/jagandjazz/jmaster.html

talk to Los Mel under the "my Jaguar" section he kinda goes through it.
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by zhivago » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:45 pm

well spotted!!

I'd forgotten about that!

I might install a mute on my Jag, if I do, I'll post a step-by-step with bigger pics and stuff :)
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by i love sharin foo » Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:13 pm

I put one on my '94 MIJ Jaguar. It was a little bit of work, but nothing too difficult. After installing it I had to shim the neck alittle to compensate for the increased bridge height, which then made it play even better and added a little sustain too  :)  I mainly did it for the aesthetics though  ;D

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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by Soiouz » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:09 pm

I installed a mute on my MIJ Jaguar too, and it actually works much better than on my 1965 Jaguar.

Pretty easy with all the right parts!

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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by MelWaldorf » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:47 pm

zhivago,

I've installed mutes on 3 or 4 MIJ Jaguars and two Jazzmasters.  The job is much easier if you've got the problem spring and slug, slug especially.  Fortunately guitarpartsresource carries the slugs; I've had success using whatever spring fits from the local hardware store.  Once you've got the slug and spring, then it's a matter of drilling a hole about 1" deep for the slug.  Plan on shimming the neck, and expect to take the strings on and off a few times when you adjust the height. 

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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by JazzBlaster » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:04 pm

GPR has everything but the spring here

http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/hardware_other.html
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by sookwinder » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:41 pm

yeah  .... where on earth do you locate the springs for the mute slug ?  as you all mentioned GPR doesn't have them...  neither does Angela
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by zhivago » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:11 am

hey thanks for all the info guys! I love this place! :)


so I need to buy the mute parts from different sources?

is there a place that has the complete package?
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by Soiouz » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:33 am

I bought the mute plate, the plunger and the correct foam pad at GPR, then used the stiffest spring that fitted from the hardware store and some small brass screws to hold the mute in place (not vintage correct, but they don't show as they are hidden under the bridge).
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by zhivago » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:07 am

hmmm...how odd...I can't believe the mute doesn't come as a complete set ???
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Re: Fender Jaguar Mute....

Post by MelWaldorf » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:53 pm

You want a spring about 1" long that fits in the slug.  There will probably be only one at the hardware store that works; that was the case at my local ACE.  Also, for mounting screws, the smaller the head the better.  You want a tapered head, I think I used #4 3/4 inch phillips head.  A larger head on the screw interferes with the bridge.

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