'59 JM - Putting it Right(?)

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Re: '59 JM - Putting it Right(?)

Post by Kinx » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:45 am

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Obviously most of it is a matter of personal preference, but the vibrato ABSOLUTELY does not feel the same on a Mastery vs. a rocking bridge. Has nothing to do with the spring. I'm a heavy vibrato user and I've had 3 Jazzmasters with Mastery bridges and probably another 3-4 with Staytrems/Mustang bridges... I'm not just pulling this out of my ass. There is a noticeable difference. Whether or not that difference matters to you is another story.
How would you describe the different feel? I use vibrato a lot and I'm really struggling to feel any difference while playing. It honestly feels the same no matter what I do with it (dive, pull, flutter, light swing while strumming...).
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Re: '59 JM - Putting it Right(?)

Post by øøøøøøø » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:02 am

I liked the Mastery for awhile but I’m considering putting the original back on.

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Re: '59 JM - Putting it Right(?)

Post by pscates » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:27 pm

All the Staytrem love is awesome. It's just too bad acquiring one is a spirit-crushing, flaming pain-in-the-balls anymore. I wish/hope that situation eventually works itself out: either he goes back to making/selling them as before, to everyone, OR he decides to sell the business/equipment to someone who will.

If you can get your hands on one...there you go. Solves everything, doesn't create a bunch of new problems.

A bunch of other companies should take notes.

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Re: '59 JM - Putting it Right(?)

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:08 pm

Kinx wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:45 am
adamrobertt wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:39 am


Obviously most of it is a matter of personal preference, but the vibrato ABSOLUTELY does not feel the same on a Mastery vs. a rocking bridge. Has nothing to do with the spring. I'm a heavy vibrato user and I've had 3 Jazzmasters with Mastery bridges and probably another 3-4 with Staytrems/Mustang bridges... I'm not just pulling this out of my ass. There is a noticeable difference. Whether or not that difference matters to you is another story.
How would you describe the different feel? I use vibrato a lot and I'm really struggling to feel any difference while playing. It honestly feels the same no matter what I do with it (dive, pull, flutter, light swing while strumming...).
Difference in feel might be subtle, but a rocking bridge has a noticeable difference in how smooth the dive and rise of the vibrato sounds. This is more noticeable with a Jaguar, due to the scale, but it's definitely there.
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Re: '59 JM - Putting it Right(?)

Post by adamrobertt » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:40 pm

Yeah, I guess I never responded to this, but I concur with BoringPostcards. Basically the "rise and fall" is smoother and feels more "engaged" throughout the arm's travel.

The Mastery felt and sounded very "on/off" to me. It's a subtle difference, but it's big enough that I found it distracting and ultimately didn't like it.

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