#1
Right, I'm building a jazzmaster influenced guitar and need a few answers

1, I have a mustang bridge with two mounting cups. How do I fit the mounting cups to the body? And does the bridge just "sit" in the cups with only the strings keeping it in?

2,Do you need pickup tubing for jazzmaster pickups/covers? Or does the height stay some other way?

3,The pickup covers hole's are too narrow. By widening them mabye a 0.5-1mm, will the pickups stay in place and be fine?

I'll make a build thread soon (got all my parts)

Cheers
Last edited by supergerbil at May 25, 2008,
#2
Quote by supergerbil
Right, I'm building a jazzmaster influenced guitar and need a few answers

1, I have a mustang bridge with two mounting cups. How do I fit the mounting cups to the body? And does the bridge just "sit" in the cups with only the strings keeping it in?

2,Do you need pickup tubing for jazzmaster pickups/covers? Or does the height stay some other way?

3,The pickup covers hole's are too narrow. By widening them mabye a 0.5-1mm, will the pickups stay in place and be fine?

I'll make a build thread soon (got all my parts)

Cheers

1. No idea, but I'm a really tired. I can't understand what you mean.

2. You could use tubing or springs to control the height. Tubing would hold with a true "vintage" aesthetic.

3. Why not simply widen them gradually until they fit? So long as the holes for the height screws are intact and operational, I see no reason it shouldn't stay put.

Good luck. Jazzmaster is among my favorite guitars.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#3
^thanks- about my first question. The mustang bridge comes with two mounting cups (like metal things). I was asking how you get them into the wood (eg glue? or something) and then I asked how the bridge goes into them. Do you just put each leg part in its respective cup and then the strings will push them down? Or do you physically attch it somehow?
#4
Jazzmasters have a rocking tremolo, meaning that the bridge moves with the strings when you use the whammy bar, so yes, they just sit there.
#5
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Jazzmasters have a rocking tremolo, meaning that the bridge moves with the strings when you use the whammy bar, so yes, they just sit there.

He's right. Sorry, it was a long night.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#6
^thanks you both. I just was a little confused...

But how do the cups mount onto the body? glue?