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I have seen it mentioned on the forum that the real Casinos have a longer 6" trapeze tail piece. My 2 MIK have the large ugly nuts at the top and want to replace it with the longer one smaller nuts if possible.

 

I looked at Allparts and they don't give any measurements on their website. Does any one know a source for these 6" ones? A local store has an Allparts one in stock but is a few years old and measures the same 5 1/2" as mine.

 

Can any of you guys that own the Lennon or Elitist please let me know how long they are on your guitars?

 

Thanks.

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fairly certain this is it:

 

http://www.allparts.com/store/tailpieces-trapeze-tailpieces-tp-0410-010' date='Product.asp

 

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Thanks I saw that but they don't state the legnth. A local store I shop at has one in the case and I know it is an Allparts as that is all he carries in his parts line and has for years. I measured it this moring while buying strings and it is 5 1/2".

 

I may be several years old but he has pretty much the whole Allparts line in one of his display cases, the gold and chrome and shorter chrome and gold. I may go back tomorrow and just get it as my Casinos have the large nuts that just look wrong.

 

Thanks again for the info and help.

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fairly certain this is it:

 

http://www.allparts.com/store/tailpieces-trapeze-tailpieces-tp-0410-010' date='Product.asp

 

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I can confirm that is the 6" version. I bought one for my MIK Casino. Note that the 6" tailpiece has slightly narrower string spacing than the stock one. A Gotoh bridge with nylon saddles has wider string spacing than the stock bridge and combined with the 6" trapeze the low "E" string will pop out of the saddle. You will have to file a deeper slot in the nylon saddle. I decided to keep the stock bridge and put GraphTech string saver saddles in. I am pleased with the result.

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I can confirm that is the 6" version. I bought one for my MIK and think the upgrade is worthwhile' date=' guitar has more sustain. Note that the 6" tailpiece has slightly narrower string spacing than the stock one. A Gotoh bridge with nylon saddles has wider string spacing than the stock bridge and combined with the 6" trapeze the low "E" string will pop out of the saddle. You will have to file a deeper slot in the nylon saddle. I decided to keep the stock bridge and put GraphTech string saver saddles in. I am pleased with the result.[/quote']

 

Ok thanks for the info guys. I'm guessing the one they had at the store was the economey one. I don't know if I want to go the nylon saddle route, just the large nuts they use on the trapeze on the MIKs and MICs has bothered me so thought if I replace it I might as well get the right one.

 

Thanks again, ordering from Allparts.

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I1ve done this mod to two of my Jap Casino`s,product number TP-0410-010,is for the six inch Chrome one.TP-0410-002,if you want a Gold one,and they also do one in Nickel,which i haven`t got a product number for sorry!.You will have to fill and re-do the screw holes to fit the new Trapeze,owing to the fact the new one is Imperial,and the existing one is Metric.I also bought the Nickel Gotoh Nashville style bridge with Nylon saddles,product number GEP-103B,and these two items combined made quite a difference to my guitars.(although you may need a different bridge,for your Casino,due to thickness of bridge post threads).Frenchie

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