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Staytrem VI Bridges On Their Way

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Staytrem VI Bridges On Their Way Reply with quote

A guy over at Offset has been liaising with John at Staytrem about them making a Bass VI bridge. He received the prototype last week:



LANK

Looks pretty sweet and, if it's anything like their Jaguar/Jazzmaster one, it should work really well too.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuck yes. I was wondering if they were actually going to come through on this!

I will definitely get a Bass VI now. The bridge was the only thing stopping me. You really need this 1 inch bridge base in order to get proper E-e intonation with the VI, and I intend on using it as a bass.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should definitely consider using those flat-bottom saddles on the Jazzmaster/Jaguar version IMO. Looks like a solid bit of work, and not too different face-on.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i CANNOT WAIT until mastery bridge comes out with one
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anyone interested they have these up on ebay now but not their own site.

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed the Staytrem bridge on my Custom Shop Bass VI tonight. It's perfect.

Install is simple, fit is great, saddles are machined beautifully, both resonance and sustain are increased, and accurate/correct intonation is easily achievable. Much like John's trem bar and collet, this bridge is simply yet smartly designed, even the Allen wrench has a unique machined end that makes seating it and adjusting post height simple and smooth. Only complaint I could see logging is the lack of saddle height adjustment but you specify radius upon ordering and it measures perfectly with a gauge on my 7.25" fretboard so no issues there for me, not really an essential feature on this instrument.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a beautiful VI Holy Schnikes. Moar pictures please Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
That's a beautiful VI Holy Schnikes. Moar pictures please Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never knew about these guys, tempted by a 9.5 correct radius bridge for my Squier jag but £65

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I guess it's not THAT bad
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Schnikes wrote:
Only complaint I could see logging is the lack of saddle height adjustment but you specify radius upon ordering and it measures perfectly with a gauge on my 7.25" fretboard so no issues there for me, not really an essential feature on this instrument.


That means there is one less thing to go out of adjustment or cause buzzes.
Would love to have a Bass VI, first incarnation, but have yet to see anyone make
a repro pickup surround for one.
Looks like a deeply drawn piece so it wouldn't be easy to make in stainless
so you'd have to go with chromed brass or steel.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
That's a beautiful VI Holy Schnikes. Moar pictures please Smile

Thom wrote:
BearBoy wrote:
That's a beautiful VI Holy Schnikes. Moar pictures please Smile

Thanks guys, it really is a beauty. I'll get some more pics posted soon.

Mike wrote:
Never knew about these guys, tempted by a 9.5 correct radius bridge for my Squier jag but £65

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I guess it's not THAT bad

It's worth it and far less than the Mastery on my JM. That's no knock on the Mastery, I LOVE that bridge but it's nice to not drop $160+ on a bridge, ugh.

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Holy Schnikes wrote:
Only complaint I could see logging is the lack of saddle height adjustment but you specify radius upon ordering and it measures perfectly with a gauge on my 7.25" fretboard so no issues there for me, not really an essential feature on this instrument.


That means there is one less thing to go out of adjustment or cause buzzes.

Very true.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
Never knew about these guys, tempted by a 9.5 correct radius bridge for my Squier jag but £65

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I guess it's not THAT bad


i'm going to bite the bullet and get one for mine in a couple of weeks.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried on on my jaguar, it was so awesome I bought 3 more and had 2 of my bridges modified by them for the post to no longer lower themselves (£20 instead of £65)
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want one of those bridges for my Squier Jag as well. The roller bridge i got to replace it works fine enough, but the lack of height adjustment is troublesome. I'm gonna have to save up for one of these now.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can wholeheartedly recommend the Jaguar/Jazzmaster Staytrem bridge. I wasn't one of those people who had massive issues with the stock bridge on my Jaguar. It didn't rattle, screws didn't work loose and I didn't have problems with strings jumping out of the grooves with the way I play (and using flatwound 12s). The Staytrem bridge, however, was still a big improvement. Really, really solid. My Jag sounds louder unplugged and sustain has increased. It still has the characteristics of a Jag (i.e. it hasn't suddenly started sustaining like a Les Paul) but just better. I've put 11s on it now and it's still super stable.

I was a bit worried about the lack of individual saddle height adjustment but the preset radius on the bridge I got has worked perfectly.

The tremolo upgrade they sell is really good too (assume it's compatible with the Squier VMs - probably best to check before ordering).

I don't work for Staytrem.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
I don't work for Staytrem.


I honestly don't but just saw this custom 12 string Jaguar/Jazzmaster bridge over at Offset and thought it worth a mention.

I'll stop doing their marketing for them now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uh oh-

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Due to unforseen cicumstances we are unable to process any orders at the moment.
Thank you for your patience, any questions please email john@staytrem.com.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These will go perfect with the new Squier VIs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stock bridge seems pretty good so far. Certainly not rattle off the bat. Might have to wait and see if the saddles lower themselves. If they don't can't see me getting a staytrem.
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