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Jazzmasters and Jaguars are idiosyncratic masterpieces. Over the years, many have tried to come up with "solutions" for what are perceived as inherent. But as I found out by working with amazing players and even more amazing techs, the right gauge and the right "set-up" will make all the difference.My strings for offsets feature several appointments that have made them the only string on the market specifically designed for offsets. First, the twist at the ball end (Trem Long Twist) is longer and tighter than any machine made string. This assists in stabilizing the string for better tuning and most importantly, preventing those notorious breaks at the ferrules. The second and equally important feature is also invisible. The formulations for the strings i prescribe for Offsets, Jags and JM's are designed to supply enough tension to the guitar to get more resonance, more pressure at the saddles (along with shimming the neck, the added tension assists in keeping a proper breaking angle). I don't (neither does my colleague and venerable offset wiz, Michael James Adams, @puisheen) recommend going lower than 11s on offsets, especially Jags. Leo Fender designed these guitars to be played with heavier strings. That said, I have formulations for 10s for Jazzmaster and Jaguars, too. These formulations can be used for other guitars, of course, but the sets listed here are the go to sets for offsets.
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