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Will a Gibson tune-o-matic bridge fit in a Epiphone ?

#1 User is offline   alans056 

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:58 AM

Hello!

My tune o matic bridge on my Epi LP Custom is creating a little buzz that's driving me INSANE. I googled it and I found that it's better to replace it.
So I found this :
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...2#ht_2178wt_957

It's Gibson.

Do you think it will fit in Epiphone ?

Thanks !!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:17 PM

View Postalans056, on 28 March 2011 - 11:58 AM, said:

Hello!

My tune o matic bridge on my Epi LP Custom is creating a little buzz that's driving me INSANE. I googled it and I found that it's better to replace it.
So I found this :
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...2#ht_2178wt_957

It's Gibson.

Do you think it will fit in Epiphone ?

Thanks !!

Are you certain it's the bridge? There are so many things that it could besides the bridge.
It could be one of the saddles in the bridge. In that case you can file it and perhaps fix it without replacing the whole bridge. There are a lot of other things it could be too. I just don't want you to buy a new bridge and find out that wasn't the problem.
What makes you think you need a new bridge?
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:22 PM

Hello thanks for the help and info :)

I once went to a guitar tech and mentionned the problem (I didn't go to him for that) and he told me it's the little metal bar in front of the screws that create the buzz.

It's only on open strings and the same type of buzz. NOT FRET BUZZ!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:23 PM

Not sure about string spacing and post centers but...
Completely different size post holes.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:42 PM

There's a thin wire that runs across the heads of the screws and is meant to be a retainer, sometimes it doesn't quite make contact with all screws allowing one or more to rattle around. There's two ways to fix it, bend the wire so it makes decent contact on all screws, or get some clear nail polish and dab a little on the offending area, make sure you protect the top of your guitar if you want to do it insitue,
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:43 PM

YES IT WILL FIT!

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This is a "Nashville" bridge, the supplied feet sit nicely in the top of the original bridge holes.
However on the Tailpiece the legs are fatter on a gibson. You need to either resize it or as I did just keep the original feet on.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

View Postalans056, on 28 March 2011 - 11:58 AM, said:

It's Gibson.
Do you think it will fit in Epiphone ?


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I didn't know guitars had feet.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:48 PM

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Mine came with some extra bit that seems to sit quite nicely in the top of the "Bushing"

Feet are what I was calling studs LOL [biggrin]
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

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Mine came with some extra bit that seems to sit quite nicely in the top of the "Bushing"

Very cool, never seen that kind of conversion stud.
Where did you get them (it)?

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:01 PM

All my upgrades (Bar the pickups which where from here on the trade page) Ebay
From time to time people like myself sell the parts they no longer want when changing or upgrading

I came across his sales and I got screws, pointers, the bridge & tailpiece from him
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:16 PM

I don't understand, every bridge I've bought has come with it's own posts and inserts. If the post diameter is different I just pull the old inserts out and install the new inserts and use the new posts.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:32 PM

I dont know if this is worth mentioning but
http://store.guitarfetish.com/
has exact replacement bridges and almost anything else you can think of for Epi's. Very inexpensive
too. their bridges just drop right on the posts. just make sure it say it's for an import. I think the post spacing is 73 or 74mm.
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:40 AM

Oh thanks for the link
So this :

http://store.guitarf...idge_p_445.html

doesn't seem like what I have :(

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 08:25 AM

I agree with Rastus....a carefully placed blob of nail varnish or clear glue should stop the wire rattling and will cost next to nothing.
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