I wanted to use this post to highlight a great thread in our forums. It is a post in the Fender Mustang section titled “Pics of Everyones fender mustangs“. It was started back in summer of 2008 and has over 5500 views at the time of this posting.
Below is a selection of photos from that forum post. If you have a Fender Mustang and haven’t jumped in on sharing your photos yet we encourage you to do so!
We’ve kept a backup copy of the brillant Mr Maxima’s Fender Mustang Story web site at jag-stang.com for many years since it disappeared. We were recently contacted by Mr Maxima that he has revived the web site.
[Edit: Hope everyone had a fun April Fools Day and didn’t believe anything posted today, April 1.]
It’s a Jaguar Bass. It’s a Mustang Bass. No. It’s a Jag-Stang Bass!
Similar to how the Jag-Stang was created it looks like Fender has taken features from both the Fender Jaguar Bass and the Fender Mustang Bass and created the Jag-Stang Bass. There are not many details available yet but we did get a hold of a couple images. Fender is expected to announce the Jag-Stang Bass at the Summer NAMM show.
A common question of new owners of guitars with a Dynamic Vibrato is how to keep the tremolo arm in the tailpiece bar. The tremolo/bridge unit of the Fender jag-stang and most mustangs is a Dynamic Vibrato, so this article applies to both the jag-stang and mustang.
The first thing to know is that the tremolo bar itself does not “snap” or screw into place like the tremolo bar of a stratocaster. The tremolo bar is held in place by pressure from a small allen screw in the tailpiece bar.
The photo below points to the location of this allen screw. Note the location indicated by the blue arrow pointing into the end of the tailpiece bar.
So to hold your tremolo bar in place get the bar in a position you are comfortable with and then snug the screw in the end of the tailpiece using a 4mm (or 5/32″) allen wrench. Don’t over tighten this screw. (see below)
So another very common problem is that the screw in the end of the tailpiece bar will be missing. They fall out very easily.
There are not a lot of options for finding a replacement screw. You may have to buy an entire dynamic vibrato tailpiece that includes the screw. Or another option would be to pull the tailpiece bar off the guitar and take it into your local hardware store looking for a screw that will fit.
[If anyone has found an exact replacement for this screw please let us know the details and we’ll add it to this article.]
Dave Fisher has put together a great video showing off his modified 1996 Fender Mustang. You can check it out below. His modifications include Rio Grande neck pickup, new wiring, blocked bridge, graphite nut / string tree, and more!
If you have a video showing off your modified (or even non-modified) jag-stang, mustang, jaguar, jazzmaster, etc.. feel free to let us know about it and we can post it up here for all to see. Fill out the contact form to get in touch with us.
Nice mustang Dave!
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