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Staytrem bridge review

 
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finboy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:13 am    Post subject: Staytrem bridge review Reply with quote

I got sick of the repro bridge on my jaguar, the thing kept loosening off, screws falling out, etc. I had luck with the staytrem trem arm collets, so I thought I would try a bridge. While not cheap (60 pounds), it is still cheaper than the mastery and comes in a fixed 7.25 or 9.5 radius. The bridge looks just like a mustang, but has rubber around the bridge posts, and on the screws for the saddles. The saddle screws are offset to not interfere with the strings, and the screws are adjusted by Allen keys.

After swapping it in, I found that it performs just like a mustang bridge, but nothing loosens off, NOTHING. I will update the more I play it, but it is a pretty nice option. Also, for those who don't want to spend the money, they can rework a bridge that you send to them for 20 pounds, which I believe eliminates the problem of the bridge lowering itself.

Options are always nice to have.
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George
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got really excited, would love to see height adjustable saddles though :\
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got Staytrem bridges on both my VM Jag and JM - a truly excellent piece of kit and well worth the moneys.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just checked their site and saw this bit:
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E to E string spacing is 52mm instead of the standard 55mm, this brings the strings away from the edge of the fretboard, this is another common problem solved.

I found that the top E of my JM is uncomfortably close to the edge of the fretboard, but wasn't sure if it was a problem other people had or not. Using the multiple string slots of JM bridge saddles are one way of solving that, but this is a more elegant solution.
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