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Descendant Vibrato Right Handed

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Replacement upgrade vibrato for Jazzmaster's and Jaguars and any offset with a Fender style vibrato system!

Adjustable depth string plate allows for increased downward tension of the strings on the bridge's saddles so they stay in their slots.

Top accessible adjustable swing arm tensioner.

Unique removable arm design.

Front loading keyhole design tailpiece for easy string installation.

300 series Stainless Steel in a brushed finish.  

Drops into existing JM/Jag routes without modification. 

When the Jazzmaster was introduced in 1958, players used heavy gauge strings, typically flatwounds.  String bending really wasn’t much of a thing at the time, certainly not among masters of jazz.  Playing styles were not aggressive.  No one was doing windmills.  Nobody played behind the bridge. And even then the design was flawed.  Over the decades Jazzmaster and Jaguar lovers have had to embrace all of the idiosyncrasies that came with the design and they’ve used a wide variety of set-up band-aids. (shim the neck, raise the bridge higher, switch to a mustang bridge, wrap the legs of the bridge with plumbers tape, etc.).   In the last decade there have been a couple of bridge designs that have been a huge benefit to us all but I’ve always felt the bigger design problem was with the vibrato.  Leo essentially took the idea of an archtop guitar’s bridge and trapeze tailpiece and put it on a slab body and we’ve been wrestling with it ever since.

The Descendant Vibrato is designed to provide a steeper break angle of the strings behind the bridge which keeps the strings seated firmly in their saddles.  Unlike the past solution of the addition of an after market roller bar, the Descendant doesn’t add an extra friction point and it increases the downward pressure at the bridge in a manner that maintains the integrity of Leo’s original design so you still get the full pantheon of overtones that a trapeze style tailpiece provides.  As each guitar is different and each player’s needs are different, the Descendant allows the player to determine the depth that the vibrato is set beneath the top plate.  Some players want increased sustain.  Others just want the strings to stay in the saddles.  Strings are front loaded through a keyhole design.  This allows for easy string installation as the ball ends now rest at or below the plane of the body.   Also new to the Descendant design is a top adjusting tension screw for the vibrato arm.  Accessed through the arm hole in the top plate, you can take your arm out after every gig, adjust it to be free swinging or set to stay where you put it.  No problem.

 

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

Replacement upgrade vibrato for Jazzmaster's and Jaguars and any offset with a Fender style vibrato system!

Adjustable depth string plate allows for increased downward tension of the strings on the bridge's saddles so they stay in their slots.

Top accessible adjustable swing arm tensioner.

Unique removable arm design.

Front loading keyhole design tailpiece for easy string installation.

300 series Stainless Steel in a brushed finish.  

Drops into existing JM/Jag routes without modification. 

When the Jazzmaster was introduced in 1958, players used heavy gauge strings, typically flatwounds.  String bending really wasn’t much of a thing at the time, certainly not among masters of jazz.  Playing styles were not aggressive.  No one was doing windmills.  Nobody played behind the bridge. And even then the design was flawed.  Over the decades Jazzmaster and Jaguar lovers have had to embrace all of the idiosyncrasies that came with the design and they’ve used a wide variety of set-up band-aids. (shim the neck, raise the bridge higher, switch to a mustang bridge, wrap the legs of the bridge with plumbers tape, etc.).   In the last decade there have been a couple of bridge designs that have been a huge benefit to us all but I’ve always felt the bigger design problem was with the vibrato.  Leo essentially took the idea of an archtop guitar’s bridge and trapeze tailpiece and put it on a slab body and we’ve been wrestling with it ever since.

The Descendant Vibrato is designed to provide a steeper break angle of the strings behind the bridge which keeps the strings seated firmly in their saddles.  Unlike the past solution of the addition of an after market roller bar, the Descendant doesn’t add an extra friction point and it increases the downward pressure at the bridge in a manner that maintains the integrity of Leo’s original design so you still get the full pantheon of overtones that a trapeze style tailpiece provides.  As each guitar is different and each player’s needs are different, the Descendant allows the player to determine the depth that the vibrato is set beneath the top plate.  Some players want increased sustain.  Others just want the strings to stay in the saddles.  Strings are front loaded through a keyhole design.  This allows for easy string installation as the ball ends now rest at or below the plane of the body.   Also new to the Descendant design is a top adjusting tension screw for the vibrato arm.  Accessed through the arm hole in the top plate, you can take your arm out after every gig, adjust it to be free swinging or set to stay where you put it.  No problem.

 

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!