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  1. You can adjust both E saddles so that they're angled when you set up the bridge.
  2. It puts the lotion on it's skin, or else it gets the buzz again.
  3. I could just picture Fran strip teasing like Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs. I'm sorta' buzzed, I don't really know where I'm going with this.
  4. I agree. The string is breaking at the 10th fret on the high E every time? Get it taken care of, replacing a single fret is not that big of a repair. I once had a guitar that would break a string on the G string at a certain fret all the time. The fret had wear that, I suppose the previous owner wore down in a manner that made it string hazard. The fret didn't look that bad to me, but I had it replaced and no more probs.
  5. Boom, head shot. So yeah, $1000US = $1000...US currency. Same as 50 GBP = 50 pounds 2200JPY = 2200 Japan Yen etc anyway, back to blocks and matching headstocks....very f*cking cool. Too bad blocks remind me of CBS, Clay dots really give the me the OG Jag vibe. Luckily, MIJ jags > CBS Jags as far as quality goes. At least by the time Japan Jags were mad, Fenders were quality instruments again.
  6. Ishibashi has this sweet lookin' MIJ with blocks and matching headstock for around $1000US.
  7. Wow, it's amazing that the condition is still so good. The 62~64 Jags with the clay dot inlays rock. There's just something cool about owning a real Jaguar from when Leo Fender was still in charge of things. I'm surprised the CBS era Jaguars (1965 to 1975) weren't that bad, considering they cut costs and had people that knew nothing about guitars involved with parts and manufacturing. Seems odd that some people here aren't familiar with the dates and countries. Leo Fender Jaguars 1962 to 1964 (USA) (All had matching headstocks, except Sunburst/Blonde models. Pre-CBS Jaguars are easily identified by the clay dot inlays on the fretboard) CBS Jaguars (USA) 1965 - 1975 Fender Japan Jaguars 1986 - current Fender USA reissue Jaguars 1999 - current Some USA-made Jaguars were made and sent to the Japanese market, I am not aware if any of these instruments were actually manufactured before the reintroduction for the USA made Jaguar meant for the American market in 1999. So if you have a USA Jaguar manufactured between 1986 and 1998, you've got quite a conversation piece on your hands.
  8. The American Vintage Thin Skin model also has the new neck with the 9.5" fretboard and jumbo frets. It's definitely a more modern feel, but I'm not sure if I prefer it more than the original.
  9. Going out of tune with bends when you aren't using the trem? Are you locking the tremolo when not in use? Are the strings brand new? New strings take a short time to stretch and settle in.
  10. Truthfully? i use D'adddario 10's on everything. even on Jags and Mustangs. Out of curiosity, does your Jag still have a Jag bridge?
  11. I figured I'd try the 11 flat wounds again, since I was looking at the little packet of goodies that includes the manual, hex tool, tremelo bar etc, and noticed the included pack of strings is 11 flat wounds. The first time I put them on, remember the bridge had slipped down causing me trouble. This time, I made sure to push up on the bridge before I changed each individual string, and things turned out quite well. There is definitely less buzz with the flat wounds. What type of strings are you guys using? Been jammin' for the past hour or so, I'm really happy things are goin' smoothly again. I'll lube up the screws this week. Forgive my panic attack I had, but you should have heard the horrible noises coming out of my guitar last night.
  12. I thought those thimbles were already supposed to be there, they were definitely in my 1964. Interesting. I'm less upset now that I've had time to sleep on it, but I'm a little surprised that there was somebody that set up my guitar in the first place that knew some magic trick to avoid these problems.
  13. I mostly play clean through dirty sounding old amps, but don't do the the whole distortion pedal/ overdrive thing. If I was going to mod up a Jag, I would have just bought a nice MIJ with matching headstock like you got, and add some American pickups, mustang bridge, and a buzzstop.... and saved quite a lot of money. I'm a little surprised, it's not a little buzz, it's a MAJOR rattle. My last Jag had a "little buzz", but it was over 40 years old and had a Mustang bridge when I got it. I would give my left nut to have my pre-CBS 1964 again. I wish it wasn't so, but money is an issue. I forked out what is a lot of cash to me, but I wanted a sweet American Jag. The guitar sounded great when I took it out of the shipping box. There was some barely noticeable buzz on the low E if I strummed hard, but nothing I couldn't live with. My nerves are all messed up now because I did something as simple as change strings, and everyone is telling me I need all these crazy mods just to get it working again. They must be right, because setting the action, intonation, having the neck straight, correct flat wound 11 strings, and proper tuning is clearly not enough to make a stock Jaguar a playable instrument.
  14. My 1964 Jag had a Mustang bridge when I got it, and I still had to add a buzzstop. I was kind of hoping that Fender would have fixed the guitar by now so that "1 day" into ownership it wouldn't sound like crap. I just don't understand why I need tape, glue, grease, and 3rd party parts to make a $1600 instrument FINALLY functionally work better than a $200 squire. Since my guitar was already $1600 to begin with, I might as well send it back and buy a 1-off Custom shop without the tremelo and defective bridge design for less than 1k more. There is a reason they discontinued the Jaguar in 75, I hoped that when they brought it back the well known issues would have been taken care of, or at least lessened. What I have here is a beautiful Jag, a wonderful hand picked limited edition that was the pick of the litter IMO. It's just such a frustrating beast. I wanted an all original special guitar, never been one for mods or devalued hot-rods. I know I sound bitchy, but as of right now, I'm not a satisfied customer even though I love the sound and feel of "working" jags. I hope I can rig something up and rid myself of this buyer's remorse. :/
  15. I thought I had it goin' well again, but the rattle came back. So I loosened all the strings enough so there was still some tention and lifted the bridge straight up, and allowed the tention to lower it in a centered position. Tuned her back up, played fine for 5 minutes...started buzzing again. How do you guys keep your bridge in a stable position?? I'm about to give up and go the mustang bridge/buzzstop route like I did with my 1964 Jag when I had it.
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