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j mascis squeir jazzmaster - low e string keeps slipping off

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: j mascis squeir jazzmaster - low e string keeps slipping off Reply with quote



anyone know how to properly address this? only happens when i play hard live but really annoying. its been recently set up at a guitar shop already. regular 10-46 gauge strings.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either file the groove a little, or...


Get a buzz stop

(I was wanting to express the sound Bob makes more than the picture so I hope you're familiar)


I think the buzz stop may be most effective in fixing your problem, but I could be wrong.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buzz stop is the lazy instant fix.

I say this as a user of the buzz stop. It works.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that bridge on backwards? This was happening oddly enough on my J Mascis Jazzmaster (Purple Sparkle) and I had the bridge backwards.

Here is a pic of my guitar when I had the bridge backwards and you can see the Low E is popping off the bridge. Might be worth considering.

Just look and see if the grooves on the two E saddles are different sizes.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

turning the bridge round may help i guess, but overall i think it may be due to a lack of break angle to the bridge, which yeah, a buzz stop would fix, but so might a shim. i dunno tough call.

filing the groove deeper would definitely help but knock off the radius a bit
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

George wrote:
turning the bridge round may help i guess, but overall i think it may be due to a lack of break angle to the bridge, which yeah, a buzz stop would fix, but so might a shim. i dunno tough call.

filing the groove deeper would definitely help but knock off the radius a bit


I know it's a little different with the Squier model since the tremolo is closer to the bridge.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try heavier strings perhaps? I use like 11s or 12s on my jag/jazzy and they have the same bridge. I have my Tom really high on my jazzy and have the neck shimmed.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Josh wrote:
try heavier strings perhaps? I use like 11s or 12s on my jag/jazzy and they have the same bridge. I have my Tom really high on my jazzy and have the neck shimmed.


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