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Old 02-07-2013, 02:08 AM   #1
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I've always loved the look of the Fender Jaguar Blacktop, but I can't seem to find any model of them that has a tremolo. Recently I came across the Squier Jagmaster, which appeared to be a Jaguar Blacktop style with a true tremolo system. As a squier and at half the price of the jaguar I'm a bit dubious of them. I would do a pick up change with the Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck and JB in the bridge. Are they any good?
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:29 AM   #2
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I would stay away from any Squier with tremolo system. unless your hobby is guitar tuning & not guitar playing.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:39 AM   #3
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I would stay away from any Squier with tremolo system. unless your hobby is guitar tuning & not guitar playing.


Don't listen to this. With due care and maintenence, and replacing the tuners, they stay in tune just as well as any Fender. Even my Bullet Strat stays in tune.

A mate of mine has a Squier Jazzmaster, and it's an absolutely awesome guitar for its price. With a pickup upgrade and new tuners, the Jagmaster will be great.

I highly advise going for it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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Don't listen to this. With due care and maintenence, and replacing the tuners, they stay in tune just as well as any Fender. Even my Bullet Strat stays in tune.

A mate of mine has a Squier Jazzmaster, and it's an absolutely awesome guitar for its price. With a pickup upgrade and new tuners, the Jagmaster will be great.

I highly advise going for it.

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people who say that squiers with tuning issues with trem systems are people who clearly either beat s**t out of the trem system (get a floyd for that, a regular trem is merely for slight use) or people who don't care enough about their instrument to bother getting it set-up properly (either by themself or paying a man to do it)
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:36 AM   #5
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people who say that squiers with tuning issues with trem systems are people who clearly either beat s**t out of the trem system (get a floyd for that, a regular trem is merely for slight use) or people who don't care enough about their instrument to bother getting it set-up properly (either by themself or paying a man to do it)


I have a guitar with a floyd currently, but it's really unnecessary as I barely ever play anything with heavy tremolo.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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The Jags are great guitars, I've played a few. I'd recommend it. Anything that is wrong can be fixed, don't listen to the other guy. Squiers can be set up to be amazing. I have a Squier Mustang that rarely loses tune and a Squier strat the same.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:16 PM   #7
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I've noticed that some of the cheaper tremolo units have slight issues holding tune when setting up a ticker gauge string set, or going from one tuning to another. EVEN WHEN set up properly.

My USA strat never had this problem, a cheaper peavey strat did. I can't say much about the cheaper fender trems though.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:23 AM   #8
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Yeah just replace the tuners and maybe change the tremolo to original us trem.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:17 AM   #9
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I own a Squier Jagmaster, and I'm saving up money for a pickup change. It's a brilliant guitar, to put it simply, and it stays in tune, for quite a long while.

Tonally, the tremolo gives me the exact surf feel I experiment with sometimes, and the stock strings that came with my piece are magical.

I'd definitely recommend this one. Go for it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:19 AM   #10
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That trem is great if you tighten the springs down to the body and never use the whammy bar.
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