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Jagfan

Austria

Jan 9th, 2010 11:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

If you want to remain in Jag/Jam obscurity than don't put it on!
If you want to be a little bit more 'mainstreamy' then never remove it!
I have two Jags and the last thing in my life, I would do, is to jetison both buzz stops!

syee

USA

Jan 10th, 2010 02:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

I am using GHS 11-58. I was getting lots of buzzing and extraneous vibrations from the bridge. Not much problem with strings popping off the bridge. I really like not having the buzz and the additional sustain. It does make the guitar sound different though. I think I'll play it with the buzz stop for a while and then see how I feel about it. Thanks for the comments guys!

syee

USA

Feb 15th, 2010 01:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

After about a month of playing with the buzz stop, I still like it. I think I'll just keep it in for a while more. GregV, I would change the saddles like you recommended but the guitar is a vintage 65 and I am hesitant in taking anything out of it. The buzz stop seems to be a very non invasive add on. I once wanted to change the pickguard as it is shrinking and pulling on the screws. When I took it to a guitar tech, he lectured me about vintage instruments and refused to do it. When I insisted he told me to find another tech. Since then I've been hesitant in making changes to the guitar. By the way, I did the buzz stop myself, it is very easy.

6L6
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Feb 15th, 2010 06:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I used them on my '61 Jazzmaster and '63 Jaguar.

After a short while I removed them and went back to stock.

If you get a good pro setup there's no need for a buzzstop.

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Tele295
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Djangofestive
Aug 9th, 2010 05:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like it

syee

USA

Aug 11th, 2010 12:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's still on my Jazzmaster. I like it.

Ten Bob

ENGLAND

Ham-fisted minimalist
Sep 3rd, 2010 04:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I need a buzz stop but theyre rather expensive for what they are, I cant justify the cost and i cant find any going cheap or even a 'budget copy' version.

JerseyJettFan

USA

JerseyJettFan
Sep 10th, 2010 09:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

I just ordered one for my newly acquired three P-90 equipped SX SJM. The previous owner was complaining the the saddle screws were continually loosening and in fact three were missing when I purchased it. From all I've read at numerous online forums the Whizzo Buzz Stop is a godsend. I'll post more observations once it arrives and is installed.

JerseyJettFan

USA

JerseyJettFan
Sep 12th, 2010 01:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just installed the Whizzo Buzz Stop on my SX SJM and the difference is immediately apparent. This is definitely a positive upgrade and well worth the $39.95 cost. The buzzing has been all but eliminated.

guitarmoog
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Belgium

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Dec 14th, 2010 03:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

I found that the Tremelo action was severely compromised by the Buzz Stop so ditched it. It was just very stiff, and lost the flighty, expressive feel that I love in Jag/JM trems. The sound was more like a 'normal' guitar, but I couldn't get used to the different trem action.

With my Jag, a little setup and some clear nail polish in the threads of the saddle screws and heigh adjusters worked wonders. For some reason my JM was harder. I've now shimmed the neck, put in a Mustang bridge (similarly locked down with nail polish), wrapped the bridge posts with tape to keep it more steady, and have a velcro cable-tie around the string behind the bridge for when i don't want the pinging sound.


paul14477

USA

Oct 18th, 2012 08:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

A trick I use on Jags & Jazzmasters is to shim the neck pocket with a fairly thick shim (credit card thickness). That lets me raise the bridge higher, creating a steeper angle behind the bridge. Try it with a maxed out credit card. They work better.

reverendrob
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Oct 19th, 2012 08:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

Wierd as it is, I've never had Jag or a JM that required one, but I'm not expecting them to be a perfect no amp acoustic guitar. Plugged in they've never been an issue, whether they have the repositioned modern Classic Player/Mascis/50th trem spacing or vintage correct stuff.

I even don't have an issue with the stock bridge on my Squier VM Jaguar (the new ones with a trem, not the old abortion things that said Jaguar and merely shared the scale length and body shape).

barry.b

australia

Oct 20th, 2012 09:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

" GregV, I would change the saddles like you recommended but the guitar is a vintage 65 and I am hesitant in taking anything out of it."

turn the saddles over (swap the grub screws if it's threaded saddles) - fresh grooves for the strings...

... unless a previous owner already did it

Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Nov 9th, 2012 10:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I just ordered one for my newly acquired three P-90 equipped SX SJM. The previous owner was complaining the the saddle screws were continually loosening and in fact three were missing when I purchased it. From all I've read at numerous online forums the Whizzo Buzz Stop is a godsend."

I bought the model guitar you just got and put one on after reading alot of posts back then (5 years ago I guess). I never really tried it without as I put it on fairly quickly after it arrived so I wouldn't have a problem (if it cropped up). I may pull the Whizzo Buzz Stop from it and put it back in the event I ever need one for my new Jazzmaster.

Jagermeister956

U.S.A.

Nov 12th, 2012 07:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had a buzz stop on my home built jazzmaster for a spell...I don't use the trem alot but I have to agree with some other posters that it does seem to mess with the trem.....Well tonight I removed it,shimmed the neck,whole new set up top to bottom......I'm glad to have the nice JM sound back....

Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jan 10th, 2013 11:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I'm glad to have the nice JM sound back...."

How does it change the sound? In what way (if you are able to describe it)


Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jan 15th, 2013 05:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Last night, I tried the Buzz Stop on my J Mascis Jazzmaster (that I had on an SX guitar that had a Jazzmaster type bridge and tailpiece). On both guitars it made the guitar go out of tune more readily when using the Trem bar, so I removed it and stored it away. Anyone else experienced this?

Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jan 16th, 2013 01:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hmmmm, no one????

reverendrob
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Jan 16th, 2013 01:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

Never had a problem with the Mascis to begin with with any buzz (since it has a TOM bridge, not a traditional Jaguar/JM one).

So wouldn't have thought of it.

I know plenty of players who tried them and put them in the parts drawer though.

Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Jan 17th, 2013 02:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

Bubba, YES

To me the buzz stop is just a bandaid. It fixes nothing and is a tone, sustain and trem suck.

The only way to get a JM or JAG to play and sound correct is with correct set up and neck shimming as needed. A bit of Locktite goes a long way to.

A have '62 Am reissue and a MIJ '66 reissue and both are great after a good once over.

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