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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject: cheapo hardtail jagmaster experiement Reply with quote

Hey so I ordered a wooden plug for the trem route -- gonna try to hardtail a jagmaster body

what bridge will work best? I'm kinda leaning toward the tele bridge because it will require the least effort to install, is a top loader, and offers the most range for intonation, BUT the lp jr wraparound will probably look a lot better... is there another option I'm missing? Oh, and also, will the wraparound even work on a fender type guitar?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the tele one would be easier to do and would look better I think. also, GFS sells these for cheaps.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
the tele one would be easier to do and would look better I think. also, GFS sells these for cheaps.




oh yeah thats actually probly the best one huh? and its avail in GOLD for 13 bucks too nice
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats the one i opted for on my cyclone
so far, works great.
(plugged the trem, etc.. moved for scale with the new neck i has)

totally worth the $13

though i'm sure i spend more then that.. but also ordered a crap pile of stuff at the same time (ie: pickups, soldier, wires, pickguard material, etc..)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't they have a strat tremolo to hardtail conversion bridge now? I saw one on a guys strat at a memorial show. It looked like a regular strat trem except it didn't have a trem bar hole and it was somehow bolted in.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a Fender Smith bridge http://www.guitarcheology.com/stratParts/smithHardtailBridge83.html
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah but that's not a direct drop in IIRC. I have some pics somewhere of mine that I'll try to find. Side note, anyone know if GFS sells those saddles separately? It's impossible to find offset saddles that fit on those Smith-era Strat bridges. Hell, for $12 I guess it's worth just buying the whole bridge.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to find a strat hard tail conversion bridge for a while and there was one at some point but they went outta business. I ordered the gfs one I'll let y'all know how it works next week!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used the cut-off Wilkinson bridge on three of my Super-Sonics.

I use wood plugs that I custom-make.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wadeaminute wrote:
I've used the cut-off Wilkinson bridge on three of my Super-Sonics.

I use wood plugs that I custom-make.


i should have comissioned a plug from you because i paid 20 bucks for one from a web site and had to spend allll morning sanding it to get it into shape...
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