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  1. Ah ok. I just purchased a saddle from Amazon that I'm gonna try on the EJ200. That's my main project right now so I can get that up and running and a bit more playable. It sounds ALMOST perfect now but I know it's the bridge/saddle that's giving me my tuning issues. Certain chords just sound off even though my tuner says I'm in tune.
  2. Thanks Jeff! Yeah it's definitely something I'm gonna have to bring to my local luthier. It's great for the bedroom right now and playing it but it's still somewhat off with the intonation. I"m just curious if the bridge itself would need to be reslanted for a lefty saddle. I'm sure my guy will know what to do, he's done work on my other guitars and they've come back better than ever. I'm definitely sticking with bone for everything so thanks for the heads up on the pins!
  3. Hi Everyone! I'm looking at doing some upgrades to my acoustic models. The first is a left handed Texan. I'm looking at putting in a bone nut and saddle and the other is a right handed EJ200 Artist that I'm currently in the process of converting to a lefty. I need some advice from you fine people.. 1. Brass bridge pins - Are they worth it? I've never known this was a thing until recently and have heard it's not vital, but worth it. Anyone have any experience? 2. I'm trying to find a proper saddle for the EJ200. I have one in there now but it's kind of short. I'm looking to see if there's a better fit before I take it in to have the bridge filled and recut and all that. I'm trying to avoid bringing it to a luthier but it's looking like the bridge is something I can't avoid. Can anyone steer me in the right direction for a proper saddle? I already replaced the nut with a bone nut and I was able to sand that myself and such. Just the bridge I don't feel comfortable doing in terms of string height and such. Any help would be appreciated!! Thank you!
  4. Hey guys! So the project is finally complete! She sounds better than ever. I went the Grover roto-grip locking tuners and a Gotoh tune-o-matic bridge as well as a TUSQ nut. Pic below! I brought the guitar to a luthier who ended up having to do some minor work to the headstock for the tuners but everything else when in without a hitch!
  5. Thanks! Appreciate the warm welcome! I might go with the locking tuners because they're just so damn easy haha. I have a set on my strat and I barely have to tune the thing. I pick it up and can start strumming away. Not that I have any tuning issues with the Casino as it is but the less I have to stop and tune during a gig, the better.
  6. That's been the consensus of a lot of reviews I've seen for roller bridges. But since I play .10's I decided to scrap the roller bridge and replace the stock with the Gotoh you mentioned.
  7. Really? Yeah i primarily use Ernie .10's so probably gonna avoid the roller then
  8. Yeah i wouldn't be doing any divebombs on it haha, it would deff be for some effect/light vibrato
  9. Hey guys! Quite new to the forum here. Lookin' for some friendly help/advice regarding my lefty Epiphone Casino After years and years, I'm finally in position where i can successfully be able to throw a bigsby on that bad boy. I found a B7 to put on. I contacted my local luthier about installing it and he recommended a roller bridge and locking tuners (i planned on having locking tuners installed anyway). Now my questions are these: 1.) Regarding a roller bridge - is it necessary? I've heard both arguments here but I'm all for having better tuning and stability seeing as this has become my main go to over the years (sorry strat!) and if so, will be able to just flip the roller bridge for a lefty model? I've been told the Schaller roller bridge is the best choice regarding a good fit for the casino 2.) Locking tuners - Gotoh magnum lock or Roto-grip? I'm not against having to modify the headstock if need be but would like to get the closest fit for it. Thanks in advance for all the help from the fellow gearheads on here! (I've attached a pic of the guitar below for reference)
  10. Hey guys! Quite new to the forum here. Lookin' for some friendly help/advice regarding my lefty Epiphone Casino After years and years, I'm finally in position where i can successfully be able to throw a bigsby on that bad boy. I found a B7 to put on. I contacted my local luthier about installing it and he recommended a roller bridge and locking tuners (i planned on having locking tuners installed anyway). Now my questions are these: 1.) Regarding a roller bridge - is it necessary? I've heard both arguments here but I'm all for having better tuning and stability seeing as this has become my main go to over the years (sorry strat!) and if so, will be able to just flip the roller bridge for a lefty model? I've been told the Schaller roller bridge is the best choice regarding a good fit for the casino 2.) Locking tuners - Gotoh magnum lock or Roto-grip? I'm not against having to modify the headstock if need be but would like to get the closest fit for it. Thanks in advance for all the help from the fellow gearheads on here!
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