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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Jaguars & Jazzmasters / what is being done to johnny marr's tremolo arm?

back breaker

eureka, usa

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Mar 20th, 2014 08:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

when it is suggested that a plastic sleeve holds the arm in place what is being done and how does on do that to a normal set up jaguar?


mjet260

Prague, Czech Rep.

Mar 21st, 2014 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's the collet that is different. On Jag/Jazzmaster bridges, there are four metal "teeth" that clamp in on the tip of the tremolo bar (this is all underneath the bridge plate). As time passes, those "teeth" start to loose some of their grip and the bar beings to swing. The unit on the Marr model is made by Staytrem, and it basically uses an alternative method of securing the tremolo bar in place. They sell the replacement collet and trem bar as a separate item - you can retrofit it to your existing Jag/Jazzmaster tremolo.

Staytrem

(This message was last edited by mjet260 at 06:00 PM, Mar 21st, 2014)

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Mar 22nd, 2014 07:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Other makers call this sort of bar attachment a "clutch."

Many use a hard Nylon sleeve with an adjustable collet (as in Floyd Rose and similar copies), or a little grub screw that you turn to adjust tension on the bar's rotation.

These are vastly superior than the original Jazzmaster, Jaguar, and Stratocaster arm attachment schemes.

back breaker

eureka, usa

Kid! STOP! you're rockin' the forest!
Mar 23rd, 2014 12:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are there any other makers in the USA?
not to knock the British company, just would like something more local


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