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I'm considering putting one on my les paul and I would like some opinions.

 

Maybe something like this for example: http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/TonePros-Standard-TuneOMatic-Bridge-Small-Posts-with-Graph-Tech-Saddles?sku=300219

 

 

I'm not to keen on set screws turning into the threads of the studs, I could see it possibly damaging them at some point. You asked for opinions and that's all it is. There are others on the market like these.

 

http://cvguitars.com/Faber/faber.html

 

http://www.cvguitars.com/Faber/CV-Faber%20Bridge%20Locking%20System.pdf

 

http://www.callahamguitars.com/abr1.htm

 

http://pigtailmusic.com/Products.php

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I've been trying a set on my '72 LP Custom, which had a bowed bridge (not uncommon) and worn out tailpiece studs. The bridge is a major improvement over the ABR-1, more secure, a bit more adjustment range and secured saddles. No rattling wire either. Big increase in sustain. The tailpiece didn't seem to affect much of anything. I'll probably take it off at the next string change and put the original back on.

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I've been trying a set on my '72 LP Custom, which had a bowed bridge (not uncommon) and worn out tailpiece studs. The bridge is a major improvement over the ABR-1, more secure, a bit more adjustment range and secured saddles. No rattling wire either. Big increase in sustain. The tailpiece didn't seem to affect much of anything. I'll probably take it off at the next string change and put the original back on.

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Thanks for your input guys.

 

I'm not to keen on set screws turning into the threads of the studs, I could see it possibly damaging them at some point. You asked for opinions and that's all it is. There are others on the market like these.

 

I agree about the screws going into the threads. It kinda seems like a bad

design doesn't. Also, thanks for your suggestions.

 

I've been trying a set on my '72 LP Custom, which had a bowed bridge (not uncommon) and worn out tailpiece studs. The bridge is a major improvement over the ABR-1, more secure, a bit more adjustment range and secured saddles. No rattling wire either. Big increase in sustain. The tailpiece didn't seem to affect much of anything. I'll probably take it off at the next string change and put the original back on.

 

So the tailpiece didn't really make a difference huh?

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Do you think it is wise to also go with a TonePros tailpiece? That is instead of mix and matching a TonePros bridge

with the "standard" tailpiece?

 

 

 

Yeah it was cause it made a huge improvement. Cause the original Tailpiece is not a real aluminum which is what I like to have on my Les Paul. I was told by the guys at WD that TP6 is the bridge works if you bridge piece screws into metal or the AVR-II if you bridge piece screw into the guitar wood.

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Thanks for your input guys.

 

 

 

I agree about the screws going into the threads. It kinda seems like a bad

design doesn't. Also' date=' thanks for your suggestions.

 

 

 

So the tailpiece didn't really make a difference huh?

 

 

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I don't think you'll hear any difference. The studs are tighter in the bushings, so if it did anything at all that's where the gain is. The bridge, however, was a huge improvement over the old ABr-1 rattletrap.

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I believe he has a nashville bridge thus no threads on the posts. The tonepros locking bridge works great if you have some slop between the post and the bridge. It makes everything tighter and more stable.

 

The graphtech saddles are fragile so be carefull.

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Missed that, sorry. They make a Nashville replacement but I doubt even with the locking screws there'd be much improvement over the standard bridge.

 

I may ahve mentioned before, the Tonepros ABR-1 replacements' biggest advantages are the slightly extended saddle travel and the locked in saddles themselves. No rattles, no worries.

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