Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

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Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by El Pelo » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:55 am

Like the title says I've been reading up on the Mastery website and it states that the bridge includes thimbles. (for the American Original)

Has anyone just dropped in a Mastery or does it really require replacement of the thimbles?

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by Cliffordreid » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:25 pm

I just contacted them for the same reason, and just purchased mine about an hour ago.

“Hi, yes, you’ll most likely need our thimbles. You can email amanda@masterybridge.com to add them to your order. The bridge works great with the trem, thousands of users of ours do this. Thanks, John”

Why would they sell the bridge separate from the thimbles, if you need the thimbles?

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by Edsal17 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:20 pm

My Mastery bridge dropped in just fine on my AO Jazzmaster. I'd say give it a try before buying the thimbles

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by Cliffordreid » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:33 pm

I’ve heard awful things about their shipping times, and customer service. I’m in Canada, so it’s gonna take long enough for the bridge itself to get here, and then who knows how long for the thimbles if I needed them.

So I bought them just in case

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by mn3005 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:44 pm

drop in for me as well.

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by jcolls13 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:12 pm

im curious on this as well, it has the same bridge as the avri which doesnt include need the thimbles. anyone else have experience?

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by adamrobertt » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:18 am

Cliffordreid wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:25 pm
I just contacted them for the same reason, and just purchased mine about an hour ago.

“Hi, yes, you’ll most likely need our thimbles. You can email amanda@masterybridge.com to add them to your order. The bridge works great with the trem, thousands of users of ours do this. Thanks, John”

Why would they sell the bridge separate from the thimbles, if you need the thimbles?
Because a lot of times you don't need the thimbles. Their specs are derived from US original production guitars, and there have been so many model variants in the past few years that sometimes different sized thimbles are used. I'd say you can probably drop them in, but I'm not positive.

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by 601210 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:45 am

I can't remember where I read it (probably here and there on the forum), but IIRC the general idea is they should drop in on any US-spec thimbles, but if they rattle and you complain about it then he'll shit on you for not buying the thimbles.

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by Ronkirn » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:27 am

Yes, the Mastery will drop right into the American guitars.. while the OEM Fender thimbles are a little larger inside diameter .. it doesn't make a lotta difference..

well I was gonna post a few pix.. I can't figure out how..

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we'll see if that works....

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by Ronkirn » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:28 am

well apparently not... once again...

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by Ronkirn » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:30 am

OK.. last try...

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Re: Is Mastery drop in on an American Original

Post by Ronkirn » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:31 am

Woo Hooo.... ;D

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