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windmill

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Sep 19th, 2015 04:59 PM        

Hello <br /> <br /> The trem on the jag is fairly stiff so what is the best way to make it easier to use ?<br /> <br /> Change out the spring ?



reverendrob

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Sep 20th, 2015 07:57 AM        

I usually lithium grease and then abuse the trem bar (with or without strings) for a while.<br /> <br /> Adjust tension as well beforehand.



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Sep 21st, 2015 06:34 AM        

"Adjust tension as well beforehand."<br /> <br /> ^this^<br /> <br /> Have you adjusted the tension screw on the trem plate?



windmill

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Sep 21st, 2015 07:02 PM        

Thansk for the replies <br /> Yes I have adjusted the tension screw so that the lock will work <br /> <br /> It takes more pressure than other guitars I have to move the trem arm ( not much really but I have a guitar where a gentle pressure will give a trem Shimmer") on this guitar it needs more.



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Sep 22nd, 2015 06:45 AM        

A bit more adjustment on the tension screw might still help - beyond the point where you get the lock to work.<br /> <br /> Other than that, I'd go with Rob's abuse advice.



sewkid



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Sep 24th, 2015 06:45 PM        

You have seen this page of adjusting the tension<br /> http://www.webrocker.de/jaguar/2007/05/12/setup-the-tremolo-system/



windmill

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Sep 26th, 2015 05:34 PM        

Thanks sewkid yes have seen that. <br /> <br /> Might try another spring just to see



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Oct 2nd, 2015 09:45 AM        

Late to the party here but which Jag do you have? Different tailpiece and bridge combos yield different results.<br /> <br /> The JM/Jag style vibrato even when perfect takes a bit more effort than say a vintage Strat style bridge.



windmill

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Oct 3rd, 2015 05:20 PM        

The guitar in question is 64 jag and it is being compared to a 2010 MIJ jag.<br /> <br /> Dont know if it is an original spring in the 64



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Oct 5th, 2015 06:54 AM        

"The JM/Jag style vibrato even when perfect takes a bit more effort than say a vintage Strat style bridge."<br /> <br /> Depends entirely on how the Strat is set up.<br /> I like a bit more tension in my Strat trems, so I set them up that way. As a result, my Thinskin Jazzmaster feels a lot softer - with the stock spring.



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