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Squier 2012 VM Jazzmaster Mods - USA guard & Bridge Ratt

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:14 pm    Post subject: Squier 2012 VM Jazzmaster Mods - USA guard & Bridge Ratt Reply with quote

Fitting a USA pickguard on, Bracket issues and PTFE taping the bridge screws to stop the rattling:

This is my first attempt at commentary, so believe me, i'm cringing at the sound of my own voice too Smile but hopefully it'll help some people out.


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Pickguard - The USA pickguards are made for a different sized bracket used on the roller-knobs. So i bought an Allparts replacement bracket (63mm between the screw-holes i think). Unfortunately, the Allparts one has smaller holes than the Squier VM bracket which means the pots won't actually fit through it! Luckily, I have my Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster open and took the bracket from that, which works perfectly. I'll have to drill out the Allparts bracket when i put my Mascis Jazzmaster back together.

Bridge Rattling Issues - There's 2 solutions commonly used to stop the bridge from rattling, Loctite 242 Threadlocker 'glue' and PTFE tape. i could only find the PTFE tape available locally so i've gone with that. Following the lead on Offset Guitars Forum, i've gone with just taping up just the 2 main bridge screws as these seem to be the cause of the rattle, instead of the saddle screws (which would be a pain to also tape up) so we'll see how this goes first.. i'll test that out on my next video..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this. Now do more!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will do a mic'd amp demo tomorrow night hopefully!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a really useful video, nicely done.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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