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Stop- Bar Tailpiece on SG Gibson

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Good- day Gibson  lovers... I noticed on my SG  that the strings rest on the  bottom of theNashville Tune- O Matic bridge  before entering the  Stop- Bar Tailpiece, it came like that from the Gibson factory as this SG  2019 model  was purchased new 3 weeks ago.  I know raising the Stop - Bar Tailpiece will rectify this issue , I was wandering if other SG guitars  have this same issue  or  is like that from new.  I don't want to reset Stop - Bar Tailpiece as the guitar plays superb, but if it is a problem  somehow I will adjust  this issue.  Cheers......

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Congratulations on your new SG! 🙂.  

In a perfect world, the strings should not be touching anything on the bridge other than the saddles.  You are correct in raising the stop-bar/tailpiece to correct that.  

After I set the bridge where It needs to be during setup, I always raise the stop bar just high enough for the strings to clear the back of the bridge.  

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Good day Arcticsg , makes sense to raise bridge so strings don't touch , wonder why Gibson tech didn't raise bridge, might leave it that way for a while, plays well enough though, if strings break  then I'll tinker with it...touchy subject stop tailbridges..... Cheers.....

 

 

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As long as it plays well and sounds good you probably don't have to raise the stop bar.  I played Gibsons for many a year with the stop bar always decked and never knew that the strings weren't supposed to touch the back of the bridge.  Big topic of discussion, but in reality I don't think it makes much difference. 

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