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Noisy Cat
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:42 pm    Post subject: Japanese Jaguars Reply with quote

I've got my eye on one (CIJ 9902).

Do the trem arms on these stay in place when you let go, or do they swivel around loosely?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Throw 40 bucks on a staytrem arm and collet or follow one of the DIY tutorials if they loose swivel.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah they swivel about and although usable, are vastly improved by a staytrem
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese Jaguars Reply with quote

Noisy Cat wrote:
I've got my eye on one (CIJ 9902).

Do the trem arms on these stay in place when you let go, or do they swivel around loosely?


Find a way to let them stay in place.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese Jaguars Reply with quote

weeping_moon wrote:
Noisy Cat wrote:
I've got my eye on one (CIJ 9902).

Do the trem arms on these stay in place when you let go, or do they swivel around loosely?


Find a way to let them stay in place.

yes, absolutely. if you want the arm to stop swinging around this is the first thing you should try
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see; cheers.

Has anyone tried fitting those cheap EY Parts guards on them? They're supposed to be for AVRIs.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese Jaguars Reply with quote

George wrote:
weeping_moon wrote:
Noisy Cat wrote:
I've got my eye on one (CIJ 9902).

Do the trem arms on these stay in place when you let go, or do they swivel around loosely?


Find a way to let them stay in place.

yes, absolutely. if you want the arm to stop swinging around this is the first thing you should try


Haha.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trem arm for the Squier Jag stays in a place nicely. Another option to consider if you don't mind the 9.5" radius. Pups are awesome on the Squiers as well!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepickup24 wrote:
Trem arm for the Squier Jag stays in a place nicely. Another option to consider if you don't mind the 9.5" radius. Pups are awesome on the Squiers as well!

this. the Mexican trems suck. the pop in trems stay in place nicely.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepickup24 wrote:
Trem arm for the Squier Jag stays in a place nicely. Another option to consider if you don't mind the 9.5" radius. Pups are awesome on the Squiers as well!
Yeah I've already got a Squier but don't get on with the medium jumbo frets, hence me considering a Japanese one.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trem on my 1992 MIJ was a bit hit and miss (mainly miss) with regard to staying where you left it. Bought the Staytrem thingy and it's great now.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's been ok, but i guess it really depends on how much use it's had. I reckon the staytrem collet would be a really sound investment.

You're doing the right thing. Mij/cij necks and frets/fretboards are amazingly comfortable, and really well finished.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a decent price here in the UK? 450 for a sunburst?

Anywhere else to look other than eBay and Gumtree?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese Jaguars Reply with quote

George wrote:
weeping_moon wrote:
Noisy Cat wrote:
I've got my eye on one (CIJ 9902).

Do the trem arms on these stay in place when you let go, or do they swivel around loosely?


Find a way to let them stay in place.

yes, absolutely. if you want the arm to stop swinging around this is the first thing you should try

I just tightened the collet the arm sits in with some pliers about a year ago... still fits snuggly and stays in place. Super easy to do and super effective.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno what you guys are on about, but my CIJ jag's reverb handle stays put pretty well.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah my cij's was okay, but a staytrem takes it up a level and makes it perfect.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, 450-500 should be about right for a s/b off ebay. CAR, even though it's very common, seems to command a further 100.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ gah, still regret not buying a gold one with matching headstock for 400 in my local smack generator. would have been into TIDY PROFIT by now.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my old green one for 395 brand new back in 2006, and could have bought another from a different shop for the same price. I knew it was a fairly good price at the time, but I'm amazed how much they cost now.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye. I remember selling a CAR model on ebay around 2008 and it went for measly 290.
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