Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

Post by zaffa » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:22 pm

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2. The new Mustang style bridge seems like a solid upgrade over the previous style. Even with the 9/42 strings, and no shim, it was far less buzzy than the VM's. 2 1/16" (52mm) string spacing should keep the strings off the edge of the board. Verified it's a real 9.5" radius.
Having in mind the radius and string spacing of the new bridge, do you think a Staytrem or similar upgrade is still needed, ie would it bring any improvement in comparison to stock?

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

Post by jonnyrocket » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:53 pm

zaffa wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:22 pm
Sonichris wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:14 pm
2. The new Mustang style bridge seems like a solid upgrade over the previous style. Even with the 9/42 strings, and no shim, it was far less buzzy than the VM's. 2 1/16" (52mm) string spacing should keep the strings off the edge of the board. Verified it's a real 9.5" radius.
Having in mind the radius and string spacing of the new bridge, do you think a Staytrem or similar upgrade is still needed, ie would it bring any improvement in comparison to stock?
I have this guitar and I am also curious to find out if the Staytrem would be any improvement over the stock bridge. I have never used a Staytrem and I haven't played other Jazzmasters either. So far the stock bridge seems great and the guitar stays in tune quite well even with heavy trem use!

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:49 am

I have Mustang bridges on all but one of my JM's and they work fine for me. I do have a Staytrem on one of my JM's and it is a much nicer design, like the Mustang taken to its logical design conclusion. I have not felt the desire to "upgrade" to Staytrem on my Classic Vibe. Mine needs attention to the nut more desperately than a new bridge.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

Post by Bradley-Jazz » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:03 am

redchapterjubilee wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:49 am
I have Mustang bridges on all but one of my JM's and they work fine for me. I do have a Staytrem on one of my JM's and it is a much nicer design, like the Mustang taken to its logical design conclusion. I have not felt the desire to "upgrade" to Staytrem on my Classic Vibe. Mine needs attention to the nut more desperately than a new bridge.
I would agree with this entirely - I have Staytrems on all my offsets and they are great. However, they only replaced one decent Mustang bridge, that on my Vintera Mustang, and that was to adjust the string spacing, not because the bridge had any other particular problems.
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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:20 am

I haven't taken my CV JM apart, but I was wondering if anyone knew if the neck pockets had an angle routed in or if they were flat?
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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

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Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:20 am
I haven't taken my CV JM apart, but I was wondering if anyone knew if the neck pockets had an angle routed in or if they were flat?
Cv jag was flat, but with a tiny sandpaper shim out of the factory.

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:34 am

manwithtitties wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:57 am
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:20 am
I haven't taken my CV JM apart, but I was wondering if anyone knew if the neck pockets had an angle routed in or if they were flat?
Cv jag was flat, but with a tiny sandpaper shim out of the factory.
Interesting. Thanks for the reply. I was considering getting some Stew-Mac shims just in case I need them when I finally do a setup. Maybe I still will.
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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

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Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:20 am
I haven't taken my CV JM apart, but I was wondering if anyone knew if the neck pockets had an angle routed in or if they were flat?
My Classic Vibe 60s Jazzmaster has a flat neck pocket. I ended up using a 1 degree shim from Stew Mac and it worked really well. I got the three pack and tried each individual one as well as all the possible combinations of stacking them together. Finally settled on 1 degree but .75 worked well too! I did upgrade the vibrato to an AVRI and the guitar stays in tune so well and no string slipping at all!

cheers,
Jon

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Re: Squier Classic Vibe 60's Jazzmaster - A Review

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:47 pm

jonnyrocket wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:22 am
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:20 am
I haven't taken my CV JM apart, but I was wondering if anyone knew if the neck pockets had an angle routed in or if they were flat?
My Classic Vibe 60s Jazzmaster has a flat neck pocket. I ended up using a 1 degree shim from Stew Mac and it worked really well. I got the three pack and tried each individual one as well as all the possible combinations of stacking them together. Finally settled on 1 degree but .75 worked well too! I did upgrade the vibrato to an AVRI and the guitar stays in tune so well and no string slipping at all!

cheers,
Jon
Thanks for the information Jon!!
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