Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

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Re: Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

Post by ohm-men » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:30 pm

Wow, impessive work! Looking forward to the next chapter....

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Re: Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

Post by Aleksandr_khru » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:36 pm

This is far from complete, but the process continues. There is a lot of processing ahead and two parts are not ready yet, but everything will work)
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Re: Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

Post by ohm-men » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:55 am

Looks nice, although I think the "collet"(Brass cube) where the trem arm fits in might be too big to actually work.
I will hit the bottom of your guitars trem cavety or will result in little movement of the trem.

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Re: Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

Post by Aleksandr_khru » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:21 am

The brass block is 20mm high(including screws), I think it shouldn't reach the bottom.
Thank you for your comment. I will replace the screws with countersunk.

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Re: Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

Post by ohm-men » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:53 am

Ok, I guess you're good then. The socket on both the AVRI and Japanese trems is about 20mm as well.

And on a side note, when you drill the holes for the strings in the string plate, best do 55mm between the two outer string holes instead of the usual 50mm. I find this has better tuning stability and less string slipping over the saddles. (unless you plan on using a tune--matic, then 50 mm will be ok)

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Re: Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

Post by Aleksandr_khru » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:36 pm

The distance from e to E will be 54 mm. I decided to remake the block (cut it by 4mm).
I'll try to make a self-made bridge. Fender RSD style.
Time is short, work is proceeding slowly.
Sawed some more blanks)
2 mm thick for the descendant-style tremolo, 4 mm for the bridge and bronze for the saddles.

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Re: Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

Post by Aleksandr_khru » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:57 pm

ohm-men wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:53 am
The socket on both the AVRI and Japanese trems is about 20mm as well.
It 20 mm from base plate or bottom edge of string plate?

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Re: Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

Post by stafflod » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:47 am

Impressive work! When are you doing custom orders??

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Re: Need help_DIY/Homemade jag/jm tremolo

Post by kamillebidan » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:24 pm

Cannot wait to see your RSD style bridge! :)

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