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American Professional JM bridge

Post by TwinkMingus » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:53 pm

Does anyone know if you can purchase a bridge from an AmPro by itself anywhere? Or does anyone wanna sell me one ?

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by timtam » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:52 pm

TwinkMingus wrote:
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Does anyone know if you can purchase a bridge from an AmPro by itself anywhere? Or does anyone wanna sell me one ?
Part number 7709942000. Showing as in stock ATM here ...
https://darrenriley.com/store/fender-am ... 709942000/
https://www.guitarpartsfactory.us/index ... ct_id=3002

Also generally available from Angela altho out of stock ATM ...
https://www.angela.com/fenderbridgeasse ... aster.aspx

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by TwinkMingus » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:12 pm

Thank you so much for the links! Do you know what he means by “2-1/16″ string spacing though?

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by timtam » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:59 pm

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Thank you so much for the links! Do you know what he means by “2-1/16″ string spacing though?
We suspect it make be a mistake. E-E spacing on the Am Pro bridge should be around 56mm, not 52.4mm (2-1/16"). Hopefully soon to be confirmed one way or the other ...
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=111546&start=15#p1548222

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by TwinkMingus » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Just emailed him

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by TwinkMingus » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:51 am

His reply:

“Hi - string spacing for 7709942000 is 2-1/16, thanks!”

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by TwinkMingus » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:23 pm

timtam wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:59 pm
TwinkMingus wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Thank you so much for the links! Do you know what he means by “2-1/16″ string spacing though?
We suspect it make be a mistake. E-E spacing on the Am Pro bridge should be around 56mm, not 52.4mm (2-1/16"). Hopefully soon to be confirmed one way or the other ...
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=111546&start=15#p1548222

Not a mistake apparently

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by timtam » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:44 pm

TwinkMingus wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:51 am
His reply:

“Hi - string spacing for 7709942000 is 2-1/16, thanks!”
This Am pro bridge comes up often as the easiest 9.5 fixed radius option, so I suspect there are people here who have bought it. Perhaps they could measure it to confirm if it is 52.4mm (2-1/16") or not. If it is that narrow - like the Staytrem and the newer Marr bridge - that's important to know.

When the Am Pro JM and jags were released it was commonly reported that the strings tended to be very close to the edge of the fretboard, and sometimes slipped off. That bridge has the same model number as the aftermarket one, and at least one review quotes it at 56mm ..
"the saddles’ fixed 56mm spacing means both E strings are rather close to the edges of the neck on the upper frets. Maybe this isn’t a biggie, but again, we look to the Staytrem and Mastery bridges with their trouble-free 52mm spacing"
https://guitar.com/review/electric-guit ... er-jaguar/

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"Now for the heavy criticism: both E strings are unthinkably close to the fretboard edges on all three of the guitars we demoed, so close that it was nearly impossible to fret the high E string without slipping off the fretboard. This seems like something that should have been corrected during the R&D phase. Quite literally the first comment Vanessa made when she sat down with the guitar was how hard it was to play the Es, a sentiment I echoed. Mustang-style bridges typically have wider string spacing, but this is extreme.
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https://mmguitarbar.wordpress.com/2016/ ... th-review/

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by TwinkMingus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:00 am

I just ordered one. We’ll see.

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by SparkleSparkle » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:07 pm

Been wondering about these specs myself. Any update?

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by rightseater » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:31 am

I have the American Pro, and it does in fact have the 56mm bridge. 55.56 to be precise.

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by RoséBear » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:58 pm

I just swapped my late 2018 American pro jazzmaster bridge for a mastery. I never had a problem with the strings being too close to the edges, and I came from a jaguar w/ mastery. I’m lefty as well. I wonder if they changed it on the left handed models

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by rightseater » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:59 am

RoséBear wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:58 pm
I just swapped my late 2018 American pro jazzmaster bridge for a mastery. I never had a problem with the strings being too close to the edges, and I came from a jaguar w/ mastery. I’m lefty as well. I wonder if they changed it on the left handed models
My AM Pro was made October 2017. Maybe they did change it for 2018.

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by timtam » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:07 am

When they changed the Marr bridge to take the E-E spacing from 56mm to ~52mm, they changed the bridge's part number. No part number change seems to have happened with the Am Pro bridge since its original release. And no one here has reported E-E spacing on an actual Am Pro bridge as near to 52mm AFAIK - Riley's spec is the only place that suggests that possibility AFAIK ... but I'm not sure he obsesses about accurate E-E measurements quite like we do. ;)

But we need to hear from someone who recently bought the 9.5" radius Am Pro bridge from Riley (or elsewhere), who can measure the E-E spacing. It would also be good to hear that E-E measurement from a 2018/9 Am Pro guitar.

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Re: American Professional JM bridge

Post by ncarey13 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:46 am

I got one in the mail today. When I get home and put it on, I'll measure and see.
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