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It all depends on what you like really, i like a high string tension because i use drop tunings and like to "fight" my guitar. Start off with .10 to .46 or .11 .50. as for flat V round most people on here play rock music so it's roundwound all the way. flatwound is more of a jazz thing imo.

Make sure you check the intonation up on the 12th fret. Check out this guide, a well setup guitar can make all the difference.

http://www.alphabetcityblog.com/2008/02/fender-jazzmaster-setup-and-maintenance.html

Good Luck Jerry, I hope you enjoy playing! PS i would love to see some gear porn.

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foxyloxy,

Thanks for the reply.

I'm only playing on my acoustic right now. My Fender Showman Reverb head is in the shop for repairs. :sad:

I currently have .10 to .46 D'Addario roundwound strings on it now. Just wondering if other folks have a favorite brand.

Gear Porn:

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Thanks for the link for intonation. My guitar definitely needs set up again and I want to try an tackle the job myself. I can't do intonation because one of my bridge adjustment screws is stripped (don't remember doing that). Note the yellow colored arrow.

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I can't adjust the intonation on that string. Of course, I can't find that pan head screw anywhere on line without buying the whole bridge. I'm gonna be checking locally for that. Plus my D and G strings are higher than the rest of the strings.

I think my neck is too straight (no photos right now). I read somewhere that the neck should be a little concave.

Until I find a new pan head phillips screw the right size I'm not going to try any further adjustments.

Any comments appreciated.

Jerry

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Dude, you have some Killer Gear!! I really like Ernie balls strings, maybe check them out. I understand that you would want to keep the jazzy original but you might be better off just getting a new bridge. It's worth it, i had a 67 jag for a while but the bridge was so rusted that it was kind of crap but what a neck and tone. my god!

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Thanks for the nice comments.

I really like my Jazzmaster and I'll keep it until I die. :)

My bridge is really o.k. Everything else works fine, just that one screw is stripped and right up against the back of the bridge housing. When I get a new screw I'll take the strings off and remove the bridge, then I can use vise-grips or something to get the old screw out.

I think I'll give the Ernie Ball strings a try.

When I get my amp back, I'll post some new pictures "Jazzmaster Pictures" thread. I enjoy guitar porn too ! :)

Jerry

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redman1401,

Thanks for the reply.

Do you use this flavor of GHS ?

GHS_DYXL

GHS Electric Guitar Dynamite Alloy Roundwound Ex. Light, .010 - .046, DYXL

Jerry

Nah, I use the boomer .10-.52s. They're the only strings that I can go nearly a year without changing and they still feel fine and sound great. I can always get them in the store, but there's a shop on ebay that i go to that i get 6 sets for about 22 bucks whereas if i get 6 sets from guitar center, with tax and all that its close to 30 bucks.
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redman1401,

Now that is a very nice gesture !!

If the Mustang bridge fits a Jaguar or Jazzmaster. I don't see why it would not fit.

I would certainly pay for your shipping costs if you want to send one. I would kinda like to try one out.

Thank You.

Jerry

Well, I know a common mod for jaguars are putting mustang bridges in so I'm sure it would fit. I have two as they came with my mustang and jagstang and i've swapped both out for tune o matics so i have no use for them.
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Other than the fact that the thread is broken, i don't recommend the mustang bridge it's rather poor in it's design but by all means give it a shot. over all it's a lot worse than the jazzy bridge but hell im still bitter about the mustang i owned. I would just get a TOM.

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Other than the fact that the thread is broken, i don't recommend the mustang bridge it's rather poor in it's design but by all means give it a shot. over all it's a lot worse than the jazzy bridge but hell im still bitter about the mustang i owned. I would just get a TOM.

worse case scenario he can always use the screw from the mustang saddle if it fits the thread of that bridge.
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Actually, the thread is not broken.

The Pan Head Phillips screw is stripped on the low E (6th String). All the other pan head screws are o.k. I learned in my search for the screw that it is a Phillips Pan Head 4/40 X 5/8" screw. Closest store for that screw for me is about 15 miles away and I just haven't taken time to drive over there. :-rollen

I'm sure I can get it off with vice grips after I remove the bridge.

I will go from there after I get it removed.

Jerry

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