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Old 06-18-2011, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I'm getting these for my Jaguar!!

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I think everything's going to be just fine.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Those are for a jazzmaster. I'm not aware of if they use the same bridge, but I do know that very little between the Jaguar and Jazzmaster is interchangeable. Be very sure they will fit before you buy them.

Also, your guitar will improve more radically if you just put some thicker strings on it, than if you change the saddles. Jaguars were designed as surf guitars and failed miserably, to be picked up by Grunge later at pawn shop prices.

As such, they were designed to be used with very thick guage strings. The thin guages most people consider standard today don't provide enough downwards force to lock the bridge in place as the design was meant to. Thats why lots of jaguars get modded with tune o matic bridges, because the original bridge is prone to rattles and knocks when using thinner strings. Not a problem with the bridge design, just a problem with the strings!

Put some 12's on that bad boy and your guitar will sound better, sustain longer, have more punch, and you'll even be able to set your action slightly lower.

And if you're worried about them being too stiff for you, bear in mind the Jaguar has a 24" scale length, which is very short and therefore very loose at standard pitch. If its too tight, you're too weak! A 24" scale should feel, in terms of tension, roughly the same as having 10's on a Strat, when strung with 12s or even 13s. If its too stiff for you, you need to build up some finger strength!
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Those are for a jazzmaster. I'm not aware of if they use the same bridge, but I do know that very little between the Jaguar and Jazzmaster is interchangeable. Be very sure they will fit before you buy them.

Also, your guitar will improve more radically if you just put some thicker strings on it, than if you change the saddles. Jaguars were designed as surf guitars and failed miserably, to be picked up by Grunge later at pawn shop prices.

As such, they were designed to be used with very thick guage strings. The thin guages most people consider standard today don't provide enough downwards force to lock the bridge in place as the design was meant to. Thats why lots of jaguars get modded with tune o matic bridges, because the original bridge is prone to rattles and knocks when using thinner strings. Not a problem with the bridge design, just a problem with the strings!

Put some 12's on that bad boy and your guitar will sound better, sustain longer, have more punch, and you'll even be able to set your action slightly lower.

And if you're worried about them being too stiff for you, bear in mind the Jaguar has a 24" scale length, which is very short and therefore very loose at standard pitch. If its too tight, you're too weak! A 24" scale should feel, in terms of tension, roughly the same as having 10's on a Strat, when strung with 12s or even 13s. If its too stiff for you, you need to build up some finger strength!

The Jaguar and Jazzmaster bridge is exactly the same, they'll fit.

The only reason I'm getting these is because a few of the height adjustment screws have fallen out of my bridge during transport and are now lost. I'm going for these because they're single slotting like the mustang bridge but still have the height adjustment screws like a jaguar bridge.

Also, I've heard some really great things about using bone saddles on acoustic guitars, so I figure I'll give these a go.


The strings I'm using are 10s which a bit thin for a 24" scale actually, And that guitar generally stays in Eb too.
I'll probably stick some 12s on at some point.
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