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  1. I am a long time lurker but have something to share. I was changing the 40 year old springs in my 1975 Mustang's tremolo and wondered why I haven't seen anyone block the tremolo so it only works to loosen the strings and then it will always return to tune when you let the tremolo go? It won't be a floating tremolo but it would make the guitar way more useful. I have done this with all my Strats for over 30 years by screwing the claw all the way down. This is the victim. A 1975 Fender Mustang I rescued on a business trip to Des Moines over 15 years ago.
  2. A much better choice would be: WARMOTH MODIFIED MUSTANG BRIDGE http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges/bridges.cfm?fuseaction=mustang_modified
  3. Man those locking tuners look terrible on that Jag-Stang. Ruining the ashthetics of the guitar to try & make it a heavy metal wank machine is sad. I've seen you other posts & you would have been better off with a Jagmaster with a strat bridge. The Mustang bridge was not ment for metal. I did see Randy Rhoads on the Blizard of Ozz tour. We had 26th row tickets. That was a wicked show. I remember my Dad dropping us off & leaving. Then during the Sabbath enocores everyone was standing on the seats giving Ozzy the double peice signs. I look over to my right & my 50-somet
  4. No, mine is a 24" scale. Some time in 97' Fender Japan moved to the bullet trus rod on the Vista Jagmasters. There were no sunburst 25.5" scale Jagmasters. The new Chinese Jagmasters have the newer tuners that would pose the problems you have mentioned.
  5. The only reason I would post about a specific produt is if it works & looks great. You must have used a diferent brand tuner or you have one of the the newer Jagmasters not the Crafted in Japan Vista Series Jagmaster. Dave
  6. I ordered some Kluson Style Nickel Machines from Guitar Fetish for $21.95. I used them to replace/upgrade the machines on my Crafted in Japan (CIJ) Jagmaster. The tuner for the low E string had broken. I'm sure they would work on any CIJ Fender or Squire with Kluson Style tuners. I gotta say this was a great investment. They fit perfectly as long as I used the original screws & bushings. The new screws were smaller & the new bushings were slightly larger. The original screws were a little tight but went on perfectly. The tuners are real nickel plated metal not chrome plated pl
  7. http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/ ... ustang.jpg http://cgi.ebay.com/1968-Fender-Mustang ... 0033112447
  8. 1) I would think that anyone with a Jaguar or Jazzmaster that actually plays it would switch the original threaded screw saddles for Mustang saddles to keep the strings from popping from one screw thread to another while playing. That is a no brainer. 2) I would also assume that anyone who has set up a Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Mustang or Jag-Stang has wished they could adjust string heights individually on the bridge. Warmoth has a modified Mustang bridge that has individual adjustments that would fit any of the above guitars. 3) Slipery Graphite would be the icing on the cake.
  9. Individual adjustment & graphite! Has anyone tried them? http://www.graphtech.com/string_saver_info.php Best, Dave
  10. I have learned from my 1975 Mustang that the Dynamic Vibrato can be used & can stay in tune. Leo Fender was a genius but his original Statocaster tremolo & the Dynamic Vibrato both share the same fatal flaw.... no zero point when they are left floating. When you finish being the wang bar king it will never return to the same point. It's always a little sharp or flat. To solve this on a Stratocaster you simply tighten the screws on the spring claw all the way so the vibrato is flat on the body & it only losens the strings. On the Mustang style bridge you just tighten the allen screw
  11. Truss Rods 101 1) DO NOT turn more than 1/4 to 1/2 turn either way if you don't know what you are doing. 2) What we are going for is more releaf or less relief. Here are two good articles: http://www.tdpri.com/resourceTRUSS.htm http://fretnotguitarrepair.com/trussrods.htm The most important thing the second one says is: All of that is really good advice from Fret Not Gutar Repair. If my action looked like your action I would bring my guitar & all the parts to a luthier to try & salvage. Best, Dave
  12. I picked up a blue 1997 Jag-Stang recently for $250. It had a few dings, no tremolo bar, & was buzzing a bit in the store. It was marked $299 but I talked them down. I've owned 2 or 3 Jag-Stangs before but have sold or traded them because of a few annoyances. I'm keeping this one because of some of the set up tips I've learned in recent years. 1)Buzz I loosened the truss rod a 1/4 turn & the neck went exactly where it needed to be. Japanese Fenders just seem to work that way. A 1/4 turn one way or the other is all it takes. No more buzz. NOTICE THE INCREASED ANGLE OF THE ST
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