Setting up a Jazzer

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Strato67, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
    Texas
    Going to give it a chance because like I was saying the tone is there...tired of ******* with them though..lol...I am getting too old .
     
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  2. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
    Texas
  3. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Meister

    The problem with the Mustang bridge is that the radius of the bridge pieces doesn't always work with the fingerboard radius. And, I have seen cases where the resulting string spacing no longer coordinated with the pickup pole pieces.
     
  4. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

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    And, some have found, placed the strings too near the fretboard edge for some user's playing style.

    -don
     
  5. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

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    Nearly 97% of tuning problems are the nut. Then the saddles/bridge, tuners, strings.
     
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  6. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    Second all the Mustang bridge comments--for that kind of cash, a 9.5" radius Staytrem would be nice, though. I doubt the bridge is the source of tuning issues.
     
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  7. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
    Texas
    I go to bed last night guitar is tune ..intonation seems spot ..joy...wake up this morning and its back to square one...this guitar is outta here...its not a pro quality guitar to me.I hope I can get a couple hundred bucks back for it.
     
  8. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

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    Bummer Strato. And as a working pro consistency and reliability just has to be a given for you.

    -don
     
  9. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
    Texas
    Maybe its a lemon Don...I am going to take it tomorrow and put it towards a Pro jet I spotted.
     
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  10. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

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    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Has to be!

    My VM Jazzmaster has extraordinary stability. I've finished a long session, put it on the stand, and gone back to it the next day and it is in decent for cold tune.

    Still, it has no doubt been an off-putting experience and that is a true shame.

    -don
     
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  11. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    That sucks-- why would it change over night? That's what I'm wondering, anyways.

    As a former Pro Jet owner, you might be jumping out of the pot right into the fire if it's the Bigsby model...
     
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  12. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

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    huh. Interesting.
     
  13. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Squier-Nut

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    Feb 10, 2016
    Perhaps it is the guitar adjusting to the neck. Now I know several people say this just doesn't happen but I know at least twice I took an electric in to the shop and left with it with low action and good intonation ... and the next morning I opened the case and the action was higher. It occurred with my Squier VM Jag and so I hand-adjusted the rod and it seemed to "stick."

    I just got back from an acoustic guitar class on setup and adjustment and the instructor said the same thing ... that the action can vary a little.

    Again I've met people who swear this is impossible ... that once you set the neck tension then it shouldn't change.

    Should you want to sell it I'd think you would have little problem at $200 or so before shipping.
     
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  14. duceditor

    duceditor Dr. Squier

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    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    I find they often do. So much so that I wait at least 24 hours after the initial adjustment of the neck before I do any other part of the setup.

    I'd say that 50% of the time there has been further motion. And that has been so for any and all makes of guitar.

    -don
     
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  15. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

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    Chicago
    Whenever I adjust the truss rod, well first....

    when I get a guitar and bring it home, I let it acclimate a week AT LEAST before I do any changes to it. Maybe strings, maybe a course adjustment to the strings, etc.

    Who knows where the guitar has been? I bought an Epi SG from Texas in the middle of summer. The seller was a closeout dealer, not a guitar dealer. It could have been sitting in a warehouse. I live in Chicago where it was very high humidity. It traveled on a truck, etc., etc. Give it a break and let it rest afterward. And this includes buying at a mom and pop and driving 2 miles to your house. Maybe they had it in an attic.. anyway..

    After a week or two, I do strings, set up, intonation. If I have to adjust the neck, I do ONE 1/8-1/4 turn MAX. And then I let it sit for a day or two. Then repeat as necessary.

    Some have luck just cranking away, I'm in no rush. I have close to 50 guitars and this method is better safe than sorry.

    Also. guitars can need adjustment at somepoint.
     
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  16. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
    Texas
    It was bought locally...its just not a very good guitar. I am going to flip it. Second VM Jazzer same results.. just not up to par with my builds or a 40 dollar Bullet..Stay tuned.