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Golden Age Bridge and Tremolo for Jaguar/Jazzmaster

Golden Age Bridge and Tremolo for Jaguar/Jazzmaster

Golden Age Bridge and Tremolo for Jaguar/Jazzmaster Bridge

Bridge

Item # 1301
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Golden Age Bridge and Tremolo for Jaguar/Jazzmaster Tremolo

Tremolo

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Golden Age Bridge and Tremolo for Jaguar/Jazzmaster

About This Item

Authentic surf-era technology! High quality steel pivoting bridge and spring-action tremolo, as originally designed for Jaguar® and Jazzmaster® solidbody guitars.

The bridge features the original pivoting design: the support posts fit into recessed body bushings, and rest on height-adjustable Allen screws. This lets the bridge pivot with tremolo movement for a more accurate return to pitch. Six individual threaded steel saddles allow intonation setup and minor string spacing variations. Saddle heights are Allen adjustable.

String spread: 2-3/16" (55.56mm)
Post spacing: 2-7/8" (73.02mm)
1.5mm Allen wrench adjustment (wrench not included)

Chrome, with body bushings included.

Recommended mounting holes for bushings:
11/32" (8.73mm) diameter
13/16" (20.64mm) deep

The tremolo is complete with Phillips spring tension adjustment screw and a fingertip lock button, an original feature not found in other reproductions. The chrome unit installs over a routed body cavity. The pivoting steel arm extends approximately 8-3/8" (212.73mm) with white plastic knob. Mounting screws included.

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4.0
  • 3.73 average rating from 22 reviews
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4.0

Looks the Part

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Verified Buyer


Put this on my Squire J Mascis Jazzmaster. The look and feel are spot on. The tremolo lock does not function correctly but if you don’t need it to or don’t care it’s a good looking tremolo system. I had read the reviews from others before purchasing so I knew what I was getting into. I like it!

1.0

Insanely disappointed

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Verified Buyer


The previous reviews are correct and it appears StewMac simply doesn't care that they are carrying an inferior product. The trem lock is useless as is -- it is completely non functional without significant modification. I also had to do some simple mods to make the trem arm stick.

Just extremely disappointed given that I could have gotten a similarly functioning chinese knockoff for significantly less. I went with StewMac because of their reputation and my satisfaction with previous purchases. This is a huge miss and if StewMac cares about their reputation they'll pull this product.

Response from StewMac


Hi Albert,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. We are sorry to hear that the Golden Age Bridge and Tremolo for Jaguar/Jazzmaster did not work for you as expected. We have sent you an email in regards to this review. Just reply to that message when you get a chance and our customer service team will gladly take care of this for you. We look forward to hearing back from you and can't thank you enough for this helpful feedback.

1.0

Locking slot incorrectly machined

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Verified Buyer


I was hoping that the older reviews of this were innacurate, but I can report that, yes, in fact the lock isn't functional. You could file away some material to make it work (lengthen the slot towards the tail), but since it's chrome it would probably start flaking.

It's a good trem if you want the "look" of the lock; but unless you're willing to destroy your brand new tremolo it's not worth the purchase.

Response from StewMac


Hi Evan,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. We are sorry to hear that the Golden Age Bridge and Tremolo for Jaguar/Jazzmaster did not work for you as expected. We have sent you an email so that we can work on making this right. Just reply to that message when you get a chance and our customer service team will take care of everything. We look forward to hearing back from you and can't thank you enough for this helpful feedback.

3.0

Tremolo requires tweaking to function reliably

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Verified Buyer


When I first unpacked this it looked like a good solid unit. However I discovered ( as have other reviewers) that the notch for the locking button is too small, and needed to be enlarged for the lock to function.
Also, the collet/handle arrangement is too loose and lacks any positive engagement mechanism. The collet should be made of better spring steel. On my 67 Jaguar, the handle has a groove that snaps into the collet. This does not, and the handle can fall out.

Response from StewMac


Hi Malcolm,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. We are sorry to hear that the Golden Age Tremolo for Jaguar/Jazzmaster did not work for you as expected. We have sent you an email so that we can work on making this right. Just reply to that message when you get a chance and customer service team will take care of everything. We look forward to hearing back from you and can't thank you enough for this helpful feedback.

4.0

Make sure you know what you need!

By

Verified Buyer


I was looking to replace my TOM bridge on my jazzmaster and hoped this would give me the ability to enjoy the vibrato arm with added stability.

The quality of the part is great, as expected, although I do hear a lot of spring buzz. I suspect that might be because the TOM posts are bigger than these posts and I have too much space in there not in direct contact with the body. I may have to dowel and redrill, which I was hoping to avoid.

After a bit of research it seems that to properly intonate the low E, you have to cut the screw so it doesn’t hit the string in the pickup side. Easy dremel, but obviously I’ve voided my warranty and return ability.

In the end, this review can serve as a buyer do you homework. Be ready to dowel and redrill in some cases. Be ready to cut the screw to intonate the low E.

StewMac makes great stuff, so if you’re good with this things, you should be a happy camper.

2.0

Frankly disappointing

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Verified Buyer


For a machined part costing 50 bucks, I had hoped I wouldn't need to personally alter this trem unit in order for it to function fully and normally. Sadly this is not the case. The slot for the locking mechanism will have to be filed longer in order for the lock to engage. This is something I would have expected from an ultra-cheap Chinese imported unit, but not from StewMac. If you want a fully functional trem unit out of the box, probably better to just buy a Fender branded one until they mitigate the design issues on this one.

5.0

Nice!  Trem lock works fine

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Verified Buyer


Other reviews here state the trem lock does not work. That is not the case, it works fine. The tremolo must be under string tension. In any event, it look great, seems well made and fits well.

5.0

great trem

By

Verified Buyer


Works just as good as the stock fender trem on my blacktop jazzmaster with the addition on the locking button. Lifesaver while playing live.

1.0

It's the little things

By

Verified Buyer


The screws that adjust string heigh back out of their holes, causing all sorts of trouble.
The string spacing (from middle of the low-E to the middle of the high-E) is more like 57.5
The intonation adjustment screws are directly under the stings, making it a pain to adjust while strings are on there (and what other way would you want to adjust the intonation?).
The tailpiece's tremolo lock slot is too short. Had to file it several mm before it engaged properly.
The tremolo arm falls out very easily.

All of this combined has led me to regret this purchase.

Response from StewMac


Hi Andy,
Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We're sorry to hear our Golden Age Bridge and Tremolo for Jaguar/Jazzmaster didn't meet your expectations. If you would like to speak with our Customer Support Team about a refund or replacement for this product, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-848-2273. We look forward to helping you with this.

5.0

Squire Jaguar Tremolo Upgrade

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Verified Buyer


I bought my Squire Jaguar used. It needed a setup really bad. It did not have a locking Tremolo or a Tremolo lever, it must have got lost. I looked at Stewart Mac's version, the price was right and it had everything to bring my Jaguar more like the Fender model. When I received it, the lock didn't seem to look as if it engage, but you have to consider the strings put pressure on the tail to bring it forward. It was O.K. and an improvement over stock Tremolo. The new Tremolo has the outward strings so they are not directly over the screws, which used to break the first string by it's rubbing on that screw. When I showed it to my music instructor she said "it is beautiful". Very happy with this new locking Tremolo, looks great, works great you need one if don't have one.

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