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A quick question about the Vintage Modified Jaguar

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: A quick question about the Vintage Modified Jaguar Reply with quote

My brother is getting a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar tomorrow and I was going to try it out to see if I wanted one. Before I decide, I wanted to know if I could put the bridge of my ESP LTD V-50 in the Jaguar? I heard the Jaguar's bridge pops the strings out if you play hard. I play hard. Thank you in advance, sorry if this seems like a stupid question
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems your ESP just has a tune-o-matic bridge? I'm guessing you could probably do it, but it sounds like a headache. The J. Mascis Jazzmaster comes with a tune-o-matic. You'd be better off just buying one of those straight up.

I have a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar and I have no problems with the bridge. You could give it a try, and if you don't like just switch to a Mustang bridge.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might work but then you'd have no bridge for the ESP. There are better solutions. Check these out:

http://www.jag-stang.com/forum/topic/3537-fao-fender-jaguar-owners-the-bridge/
http://www.fenderjaguar.net/setup.htm

I had problems with the low E string popping out of the tune-o-matic on my Les Paul, so I filed the groove down. It works a lot better though I cut too much and it looks sloppy. I don't have much experience with Jags so maybe someone else can chime in.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepickup24 wrote:
I have a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar and I have no problems with the bridge. You could give it a try, and if you don't like just switch to a Mustang bridge.


Oddly, I had no problems with my E string popping off the saddle with the stock Jaguar bridge, but I did when I changed to a Mustang bridge. I've since gone back to the Jaguar bridge.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ankhanu wrote:
singlepickup24 wrote:
I have a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar and I have no problems with the bridge. You could give it a try, and if you don't like just switch to a Mustang bridge.


Oddly, I had no problems with my E string popping off the saddle with the stock Jaguar bridge, but I did when I changed to a Mustang bridge. I've since gone back to the Jaguar bridge.


My brother's VM Jaguar has this problem, but then again he's using the stock strings. On the bright side it's great to play on and the sunburst looks better in real life compared to pictures online
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ankhanu wrote:
singlepickup24 wrote:
I have a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar and I have no problems with the bridge. You could give it a try, and if you don't like just switch to a Mustang bridge.


Oddly, I had no problems with my E string popping off the saddle with the stock Jaguar bridge, but I did when I changed to a Mustang bridge. I've since gone back to the Jaguar bridge.


what made you switch in the first place? just curious. . .
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dots wrote:
Ankhanu wrote:
singlepickup24 wrote:
I have a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar and I have no problems with the bridge. You could give it a try, and if you don't like just switch to a Mustang bridge.


Oddly, I had no problems with my E string popping off the saddle with the stock Jaguar bridge, but I did when I changed to a Mustang bridge. I've since gone back to the Jaguar bridge.


what made you switch in the first place? just curious. . .

Mostly just for the hell of it, though my frontman/guitar guy occasionally plays my Jag, and the way he picks was pushing the E off the saddle, so I was attempting to prevent that a bit. I was buying a bridge cover, so bought the Mustang bridge at the same time (came to ~$25 total for both, new). Ya know, I kinda think the Mustang saddles look prettier too, but, that doesn't much matter with the cover on Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found out that if you raise the bridge saddles, no more string popping
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:49 pm    Post subject: VM Jaguar Reply with quote

I just ordered one of these guitars from GC and it's back ordered for a month. That's a bummer...so I bought a Sonic Blue Jazzmaster to hold me over for that month.
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