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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Jaguars & Jazzmasters / Floating Bridge



Feb 11th, 2014 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm wanting to lock my bridge in place. Does it really have to float for the tremolo to function correctly?

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eureka, usa

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Feb 11th, 2014 02:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

There should be a lock depending on which version of which guitar you own.



Feb 12th, 2014 01:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's actually Jag-Stang. I don't see a lock.


Kokomo, Indiana, USA

Feb 12th, 2014 05:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

If the bridge does not float, the strings must move forward & back over the bridge saddles, sometimes it doesn’t return correctly leaving the guitar out of tune. It should stay in tune better with the floating bridge is in the middle of its floating position when the tremolo is in the non used position. As the tremolo arm is depressed the string tension drops and the bridge floats forward, if the arm is raised the tension increases and the bridge floats backward, returning to the “neutral” position, and back in tune, when the arm is released. But to answer your Question, NO, it does not have to float. You can wrap the legs of the bridge with Teflon tape to block the movement.

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Feb 12th, 2014 05:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Jag-stang is a Mustang bridge/trem.

There's no lock on a Mustang bridge like a American-type Jaguar/Jazzmaster.

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