Why don't Jazzmaster bridges thread into the body like TOM's do?

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  1. kindsage

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    You don't want the bridge to move right? It only makes sense to me that, to reduce compliance, you would thread the bridge into the body. Not just have clearances holes and a bridge that literally falls loosely into a slot.

    So am I missing something? Was this done to save money?
     
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    Every TOM I've ever used has the bridge sitting on the pegs with nothing but string pressure to hold it in place. Take all the strings off and you can just slip it right off. :shrug:

    I suppose it's essentially the same concept, it's just the pegs are attached to the bridge, if I'm understanding you correctly.
     
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    Oh shoot your right!!
    I thought the bridge and pegs were one unit. My bad
     
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    On my Schecter, the TOM is held in place by two screws so when you take the strings off, it stay there.
     
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    That's a modern appointment with TonePros locking hardware
     
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    The Jazzmaster bridge is a "rocking bridge" - it is loose, because rather than having the strings glide across the saddle when using the trem lever, the whole bridge is supposed to pivot back and forth on the studs.
    Works better in theory than in practice...
     

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