Maybe a dumb question, but can Fender use the license of the plastic bushing adjustment set up for any of their Jag/JM bridges, not just on the Marr's and TVL's? But even if they can do contractually, they may not want to as this may mean they have to cough up a royalty for each such bridge when utilized, and that may be cost adverse for them to use in every single Jag/JM they sell.Musjagjazz wrote: ↑Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:56 pmWould love to play a guitar with the RSD bridge and compare it to the Mastery and Staytrem bridges.
Staytrem has licensed to Fender the height adjustment screws and plastic bushings for the bridges on the Johnny Marr and Troy Van Leeuwen models:
On the standard bridge the height adjusting screws can vibrate loose during playing causing the bridge to drop down.
The height adjusting screws are larger than standard and have plastic bushings to prevent them from vibrating loose. Our design feature for this is also used on the Johnny Marr Jaguar and Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster.
But it would be great if they offered this design for sale with both 7.25" and 9.5" radiuses and this would solve most issues for most people. I guess the American Pro bridge is the closest thing, but it doesn't have the plastic bushings on the height adjustment screws...but a little blue locktite would solve that. The other tweaks that the Staytrem has (no springs, offset intonation screw) are not that crucial, at least in my opinion, and aren't necessary.
As far as the RSD bridges go, I suspect that the RSD bridges are too expensive to manufacture and offer on most of Fender's Jag/JM guitar line even if most liked them, it would drive the price up too much. They are a chunk and a half of pretty impressive machining if you ask me and can't be cheap to manufacture. But it would be cool if they offered it as an aftermarket item, even if expensive.