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Installed a mute on my CIJ Jag

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Installed a mute on my CIJ Jag Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone who gave me advice... quite a lot of factors go into installing one of these into a CIJ, from drilling to sourcing the components of the correct size i.e. on the cheap !!

When it arrived from the US yesterday I had everything in place just to piece it together. As I work in a large drum store I sourced most parts from the spares room. spring / plunger - cut down drum stick. & foam - chopped up practice pad. Laughing

Worked out pretty well, would probably just buy the right parts from the off if I were to do again... but it was a fun project anyways. All in all cost me 13.

Sounds pretty cool too I think... with or without effects... knocks the tuning a little sharp as Fran has also witnessed with his DIY mute, but that all adds to the flavour Wink

Anyways... enough yackin' here's a few crappy in door pics.









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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is one ace looking jag
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too right!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is amazing looking!
it really is, i would actually like to see what it would look like with gold hardware.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i really want a jag, this thread is not helping.

do the jap reissues come with the mute as standard?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys...

chisa wrote:
i really want a jag, this thread is not helping.

do the jap reissues come with the mute as standard?


No, just the American re-issues and the originals of course.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i put a mute on a tele once, years ago, i found a spring and fastened a bit of wood to the end, got a mute, some weather stripping and presto.
i should re-assemble that guitar some day.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work Owen, it looks awesome.
I remember the mute sounding very synthetic compared to the flesh of the palm, almost metallic. Good for Sonic Youth sounds. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate the way my Jag looks without a mute.

That said, I don't want to deal with fucking with the setup and drilling into it to get one.

Though I've heard heavier guage strings don't get bent sharp by them so easily? Fuck if I know, I've only played around with them in five minute spans, I just like the aesthetic.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could just remove the bolt from it and have one on there for aesthetic reasons ?

I am using 10's so that perhaps doesn't help much regarding the tuning... although I used to use 11's I will be sticking with 10s, much more mobility with them... nice and chimey too...

Your description sounds about right Fran... seeing your mute equipped CIJ spurred me on to do this, probably wouldn't have happened otherwise. Wink

- Does anyone know of anyone else to have done this ?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With my current setup, I'd still have to raise the bridge and shim the neck to fit a mute even placed for aesthetic reasons.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with the tele one, it was up farther than normal so it hit sharp, really sharp.
with my avri, it was sharp, but if you put your trem on at the point of where the.....
i can't explain this very well, but i was able to get my mute to work by setting the trem lock so that when both were ingaged it was the same pitch as when neither were engaged, i believe the intonation was effected slightly but not by much.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert(original) wrote:

i can't explain this very well, but i was able to get my mute to work by setting the trem lock so that when both were ingaged it was the same pitch as when neither were engaged, i believe the intonation was effected slightly but not by much.


...I know what you're talking about, and I've also had that idea.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

othomas2 wrote:
You could just remove the bolt from it and have one on there for aesthetic reasons ?

I am using 10's so that perhaps doesn't help much regarding the tuning... although I used to use 11's I will be sticking with 10s, much more mobility with them... nice and chimey too...

Your description sounds about right Fran... seeing your mute equipped CIJ spurred me on to do this, probably wouldn't have happened otherwise. Wink

- Does anyone know of anyone else to have done this ?

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Yeah, you could fit a Vanity Mute, one screw would hold it secure.
I think someone on JS did the mod as well but its going back a few years.
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