#1
Okay guys, I recently bought myself a new Fender Jazzmaster (the Mexican 'Classic Series') and I absolutely love it. IMO, there is no feeling that matches that of playing a new guitar for the first time

I have two questions about it. Firstly, if i were to put a Seymour Duncan SJM-3 in the bridge and an SJM-2 in the neck, would this sound a lot better than the stock pickups? Also, is there a difference between either pickup for neck and bridge positions (so are there, for example, two different types of SJM-2, one that only works in bridge and one that only works in neck)?

Secondly, how can I get the tremolo arm nice and tight? No matter where I start screwing it in from, it always ends up in the same, useless position, and I need to have it very loose to actually be able to use it (and I prefer to have the tremolo arm tight than loose).

Thanks for any help!

Michal
#2
Noice, I'm looking into a CIJ Jag or Jazz.

Yeah, the Duncan's will sound better than the stock pickups in it, and yeah, there's a neck and bridge option for those pickups.
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#3
^ thanks for your help, I'll see if I can order some through my local music shop.

Any help with the tremolo arm would still be appreciated
#4
It's a screw-in arm right? Maybe the arm's not thick enough? In which case I'd put some tape around the threaded area.
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It's a screw-in arm right? Maybe the arm's not thick enough? In which case I'd put some tape around the threaded area.


Okay I'll try that out. What the problem is, I can get it tight - just that to do so, it has to stick out of my reach, which is pointless.
#6
Figure out where the arm was facing before you put it in, then screw it in with the arm facing a different way, so once it's tight, it's in your reach?

It's hard to explain. =/
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Figure out where the arm was facing before you put it in, then screw it in with the arm facing a different way, so once it's tight, it's in your reach?

It's hard to explain. =/


I know exactly what you mean, and I actually tried with the arm facing in every direction possible prior to posting
#8
>.<

Maybe the tape thing will make it tighten quicker, so it'll be tight in your reach.
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#9
I hope so

Thanks for all your help anyway, man, I really appreciate it. Oh, and by the way, I tried both the CIJ Jag and the Jazzmaster in store when I was buying it. The Jazzmaster was so much better, great warm tone and handled higher gain stuff surprisingly well also, much better than the Jag.
#10
No probs mate. I'm a fan of the Jag for funky stuff, but I'm afraid it might be a bit too thin for my liking. The neck pickup of the Jag I tried was pretty warm, but not so fat. I'll need to try out a Jazz. The CIJ Jazz pickups are just Jag pickups, so if I got one, I'd deffo change the pickups to make it sound more jazzy.
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