timtam wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Which prompts again the question I tried to explore earlier, "What are they key
attributes of the (real) Staytrem" ? Anyone care to offer their experience ?
Bigger posts, nylon bushings instead of springs, options for radius matching, better string spacing, single string intonation, reliability, even a caveperson can make they offset play nice with one.
The Staytrem is, as others have said, essentially a better engineered Mustang bridge. The key to me for the Staytrem in my experience with them is a sort of “set it and forget it” reliability that I haven’t always got from Mustang bridges. I can get the same sort of performance from a stock Mustang bridge but it requires more work and finesse. Praise be to OSG for having all helpful information for that. Personally, I have 6 Jazzmasters now. All are vintage neck radius so I generally have Mustangs on them all, but my AV65 has a Staytrem. Upgrading from Mustang to Staytrem in this instance meant my bridge didn’t rock as much and my string spacing was improved on that particular guitar.
Over the years I’ve owned flatter radius neck Jazzmasters and jaguars. Staytrem seemed to be more sensitive to the market than Mastery by offering a drop-in replacement for the adjustomatic bridges Fender used on a lot of newer offsets. Mostly for me Staytrem did offset enthusiasts a solid by offering a solution to a problem many of us have with stock offset bridges at a reasonable price with great reliance. I really should Staytrem the rest of my guitars.