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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Jaguars & Jazzmasters / 1995 MIJ Jaguar '66 RI bridge question



Living is easy with eyes closed
Jan 3rd, 2013 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

A little bit of a recap from another post: I just bought a 1995 MIJ Jaguar '66 RI (the one with the binding and block inlays) and I'm going to be doing a couple of replacements/upgrades: the bridge for one. The bridge screws and springs have a fair bit of rust on them, and the previous owner gouged deeper grooves in some of the saddles (presumably in an attempt to achieve more string stability).

I do not want a Mustang bridge nor a Mastery bridge, nor any other such alternative. I want an original type Jaguar bridge.

My question is, will a USA Fender Jaguar/Jazzmaster Bridge (Fender part # 0054460000) fit into my Jaguar? (I know that the USA tremolo unit fits the MIJ Jag, so It would be nice if the same were true for the bridge).

And if not, and I have to go with a Japanese replacement, what is the difference between the two bridges?



Kokomo, Indiana, USA

Jan 3rd, 2013 10:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Can you just turn the saddles upside down and keep it vintage origional?



Living is easy with eyes closed
Jan 4th, 2013 01:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hmmm? Well, my Jag is not a vintage; it's a reissue, and I'm changing the p'ups, the tremolo unit, all caps and pots, and the input jack. Original is not an important concern for me.

Right now the tremolo looks crappy mostly because of the rust and severe tarnish — not forgetting that there might also be functional issues with the amateur grooves I mentioned.

My concern, beyond it's proper functioning, is that I want it to look nice and reasonably new. I'm not into the faux relic look.

The bridge is not relic'd with "mojo" (which would be good and legitimate), it's "relic'd" because somebody didn't look after it properly.

But all that notwithstanding, sewkid, that's rather a clever idea! ... but I still want a new bridge, a better bridge than the one I have now, not only functionally but aesthetically as well. :-)

(This message was last edited by Beatlefreek at 01:07 AM, Jan 4th, 2013)

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Jan 5th, 2013 04:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

A search of the archive may supply your answer.



Living is easy with eyes closed
Jan 5th, 2013 04:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

For some reason the search function never seems works for me.

Anyhoo, I found my answer, the two parts are interchangeable.

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So. Cal. USA

Jan 8th, 2013 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Beatlefreek, I have set up many JMs and Jags. If you haven't already, please read my tips in the Mastery Bridge thread about setting up the JM/Jag bridge to work properly.

Shimming the neck angle for a bit more string break over the bridge and a few small drops of locktite works wonders in making them very serviceable.



Living is easy with eyes closed
Jan 8th, 2013 03:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hammond101: I did read the Mastery thread, including your particular post. And I appreciate your suggestions.

However, the Mastery bridge is pushin' almost a $200 price tag. That's pretty rich for my taste.

Secondly, as I've said before, once I switched to flatwound 11's, the strings have not popped once, and I've been playing this thing steady for the last week.

I really quite like the novelty of the dull thud of the heavier strings. (All of my other 14 guitars have roundwound 10's).

Lastly, I would be hesitant to shim the neck. I don't really like messing with a guitar that way unless it's absolutely necessary.

But (more) time will tell, and maybe I'll reconsider these other options.

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