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Roller Bridges... Show me what you are using... or other cool bridges...

#21 User is offline   mihcmac 

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:25 PM

View PostYorgle, on 17 October 2018 - 02:53 PM, said:

Well, I had hoped to show pics of a new roller bridge on my Wildkat, but the one I ordered (a mid-price one thru Amazon) arrived this morning and it's absolute junk. It looks pretty enough, but it's so poorly constructed that it's unusable. The saddles are too small for the housing and pivot on the adjustment screws- literally rocking from side to side. The slot on the rollers is WAY too wide- even for the low E string. Worse yet, the rollers are held in the saddles by tiny shafts that 1) are too long and stick out from the sides of the saddles (preventing the saddles from sliding past each other when adjusting intonation) and 2) not held in by anything so they simply fall out and disappear into the carpet the instant you tip the guitar into playing position! Guess that's what I get for being cheap.


sorry to hear your having bad luck with your new roller bridge. what type did you order?

I just ordered another one of these T-O-M roller bridges from Philadelphia Luthier Tools on eBay for $14.95 + shipping, I have had good luck with them..

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:46 PM

It was this one, sold on Amazon for archtops.
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:52 PM

View PostYorgle, on 18 October 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

It was this one, sold on Amazon for archtops.
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Doesn't your Wildkat use mounting posts? The one I linked should fit your WildKat with out mods.

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 02:11 PM

View Postmihcmac, on 18 October 2018 - 12:52 PM, said:

Doesn't your Wildkat use mounting posts? The one I linked should fit your WildKat with out mods.




It did, but I like to experiment and modify things. I removed the stock Wildkat inserts & posts and shaved the new bridge's rosewood base down to about half the height shown in the picture so the new bridge itself sits at the same height as the original. Because the wooden base is wider, the bridge now touches the top of the guitar over both the solid block and some of the hollow areas as well, giving it a slightly more acoustic sound.
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Posted 18 October 2018 - 09:01 PM

View PostYorgle, on 18 October 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

It did, but I like to experiment and modify things. I removed the stock Wildkat inserts & posts and shaved the new bridge's rosewood base down to about half the height shown in the picture so the new bridge itself sits at the same height as the original. Because the wooden base is wider, the bridge now touches the top of the guitar over both the solid block and some of the hollow areas as well, giving it a slightly more acoustic sound.

sorry didn't mean to jump the gun.. its a nice looking bridge and interesting experiment.. let us know how it comes out..
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:36 AM

I acquired a nice used cherry G400 and installed some humbucker sized GFS P-90's (similar to P94's), a T-O-M roller bridge and a Duesenberg Les Trem II. I have been playing it a lot lately.. For me, a very nice combination of mods. This is my 3rd Les Trem II, they are so easy to install, just replacing the stop bar and it can dive almost as much as a Strat.. :)

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:29 AM

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WAOOOW !

IN-CRE-DI-BLE ! [unsure]
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:46 PM

View PostRevolution Six, on 08 November 2018 - 10:29 AM, said:

WAOOOW !

IN-CRE-DI-BLE ! [unsure]


Interesting positioning on the Bigsby style tremolo's in addition to using a T-O-M roller bridge and T-O-M locking roller bridge.
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