New Jazzmaster build

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:37 pm

I'm thinking I'll get a Fender AV trem with a Staytrem collet and arm, and a regular Jazzmaster bridge with Graphtech saddles.

Any better suggestions?

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by andy_tchp » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:52 pm

robinbowes wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Any better suggestions?
Good plan. But don't use the Graphtech saddles.
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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:03 pm

andy_tchp wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:52 pm
robinbowes wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Any better suggestions?
Good plan. But don't use the Graphtech saddles.
Why? I'm quite a fan of Graphtech stuff - I have their saddles on a Strat, a Tele, and a Pacifica 311MS.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:43 pm

Latest mock-up from the guy doing the body + neck:

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This is a cream pickguard and Gotoh bridge.

Still torn between parchment/cream and mint green.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by valley_parade » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:21 pm

Parchment looks pretty good to me.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:18 am

I'm looking for a Trem unit.

I'm following the part nos. in this document: https://www.fmicassets.com/Damroot/Orig ... A_SISD.pdf

The trem assembly is listed as part no. 0054466000

When I search, I find the AVRI trem is part no. 0054466049.

Are these different units?

Thanks,

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by alexpigment » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 am

robinbowes wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:03 pm
andy_tchp wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Good plan. But don't use the Graphtech saddles.
Why? I'm quite a fan of Graphtech stuff - I have their saddles on a Strat, a Tele, and a Pacifica 311MS.

R.
I don't want to speak for him, but I suspect it's related to grounding. If I recall, the graphtech saddles prevent the strings from being grounded at the bridge. You can ground the trem plate instead and it'll probably work fine, but it's not as solid of a connection to the strings.

EDIT: Apparently they also cause an unwanted loss of frequencies, although if you already use them on your other guitars, this may not be a big deal to you:
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=62689

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by alexpigment » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 am

robinbowes wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:18 am
I'm looking for a Trem unit.

I'm following the part nos. in this document: https://www.fmicassets.com/Damroot/Orig ... A_SISD.pdf

The trem assembly is listed as part no. 0054466000

When I search, I find the AVRI trem is part no. 0054466049.

Are these different units?

Thanks,

R.
https://darrenriley.com/store/fender-am ... 054466000/

If you look at the description on Darren's site, he mentions that the two part numbers are the same. Not sure why the number changed - maybe they tweaked some small aspect of it.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:26 am

alexpigment wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 am
EDIT: Apparently they also cause an unwanted loss of frequencies, although if you already use them on your other guitars, this may not be a big deal to you:
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=62689
Yeah, I'm aware of that and no, it's not a big deal. My Strat sounds stratty, my Tele and 311MS are still spikey on the bridge pickup.

I'll be getting a good quality bridge with metal saddles and replacing with the Graphtech so I will be able to compare/contrast.

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:27 am

alexpigment wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:19 am
https://darrenriley.com/store/fender-am ... 054466000/

If you look at the description on Darren's site, he mentions that the two part numbers are the same. Not sure why the number changed - maybe they tweaked some small aspect of it.
Cool, that's good to know.

Maybe I'll have to put an order in with Darren as the AVRI Trem is not easy to get here in the UK.

Cheers,

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:30 am

I have change of a Gold anodized pickguard, complete with wiring loom.

Anyone got any pics of gold on gold to help me decide if it will work?

Thanks!

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:19 pm

Got some different knobs to fit in with the gold theme:

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I believe they are known as "tea cup" knobs, from Hohner guitars.

I shall see how they look on the Jazzmaster.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Fendereedo » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:16 pm

robinbowes wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Got some different knobs to fit in with the gold theme:

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I believe they are known as "tea cup" knobs, from Hohner guitars.

I shall see how they look on the Jazzmaster.

R.
How did these look? I saw some on eBay recently, and was intrigued by them, but the mock up image the seller put up, made them look like they didn't cover over the nut.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:18 pm

Fendereedo wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:16 pm
How did these look? I saw some on eBay recently, and was intrigued by them, but the mock up image the seller put up, made them look like they didn't cover over the nut.
I don't know - I've not got the body yet!

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Fendereedo » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:31 pm

robinbowes wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Fendereedo wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:16 pm
How did these look? I saw some on eBay recently, and was intrigued by them, but the mock up image the seller put up, made them look like they didn't cover over the nut.
I don't know - I've not got the body yet!

R.
Ah, ok. Look forward to seeing the results.

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