JM Bridge Upwards Pull: How Much?

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JM Bridge Upwards Pull: How Much?

Post by ChrisDesign » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:46 am

How much should I be able to pull the vibrato bar up with a well setup JM Vibrato? Well setup would mean balancing the vibrato with the sliding button. My vibrato is a MIM design so does not have the sliding button.
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Re: JM Bridge Upwards Pull: How Much?

Post by Wil_66 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:49 pm

Without a lock, I would recommend setting it to however much of a rise in pitch you want to be able to achieve. However, too much will result in low spring pressure and will make the guitar slightly more difficult to tune.

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Re: JM Bridge Upwards Pull: How Much?

Post by ChrisDesign » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:27 pm

Wil_66 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Without a lock, I would recommend setting it to however much of a rise in pitch you want to be able to achieve. However, too much will result in low spring pressure and will make the guitar slightly more difficult to tune.
Cheers. Do you setup with a lock?
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Re: JM Bridge Upwards Pull: How Much?

Post by Wil_66 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:04 pm

ChrisDesign wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Wil_66 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Without a lock, I would recommend setting it to however much of a rise in pitch you want to be able to achieve. However, too much will result in low spring pressure and will make the guitar slightly more difficult to tune.
Cheers. Do you setup with a lock?
No, all my JM/Jag style vibratos are look-less

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Re: JM Bridge Upwards Pull: How Much?

Post by CorporateDisguise » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:46 am

On mine, I get a full step bend up. And it’s properly set up with the lock mechanism.

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