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jmen

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Dear all,

 

my Sheraton II tailpiece is rotten and i like to replace it. I went to my dealer but his replacement parts did not fit. A set I ordered in China as original Epi replacement did not fit, also.

All of them got a distance of about 8.2 mm but i need 8.1.

 

Does anybody know where to buy those pieces?

 

many thanks & best regards,

jmen

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http://www.guitarcenter.com/TonePros-Metric-Locking-Tune-o-matic-Tailpiece-Set--large-posts--102918539-i1128056.gc this set usually works for me i replaced almost all my Epiphone parts (except Casinos) to these they always seemed to fit, and if they don't i just go buy the standard set (http://www.guitarcenter.com/TonePros-Standard-Locking-Tune-o-matic-Tailpiece-Set--small-posts-notched-saddles--105294722-i1128052.gc) and drill larger holes to accommodate the Standard set :D
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Jmen,

 

This problem has been discussed many times and seems to be quite common. Not having a Sheraton I've never really payed much attention....my bad.

 

As I understand the problem: On some of the Sheratons (older ones in particular) the studs for the bridge and tailpiece are closer together than what is standard these days.

Again, not having a Sheraton I don't even know if this will work...but....

 

If the centers need to be closer by 1mm or so, then the outside to outside dimension should be about 1 mm too wide...or...about 1/2 mm per post?

 

Has anyone tried taping the stud threads to protect them? Putting them snug, but not tight, in a drill?

Using the drill as a lathe, and turning the studs down slightly with a file?

 

As I say, I have no idea if it will work but....I recently installed a Gibson TP-6 tailpiece on an Epiphone.

The metric studs were too thick for the tailpiece. I didn't feel like pulling and replacing the bushings so as to use imperial studs. Rather than filing the inside of the receivers on the tailpiece as many do, I used the above method to reduce the width of the stud.

 

Just a thought...and a guess at that,

 

Willy

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Hi there,

 

thanks for your replies. To be honest - I don't want to spend $132 for a tailpiece just because Epiphone is not able to offer fitting replacement parts. Meanwhile I think I really should go to a carpender to displace the hole for 2mm.

 

@willy - I've forgotten when I bought that guitar but I think it was about 1995 - is this really an older one?

 

I really can't believe why Epiphone used other dimensions than Gibson or others.

 

or I will use my rotten furthermore....

 

Kind regards,

jmen

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Hi there,

 

thanks for your replies. To be honest - I don't want to spend $132 for a tailpiece just because Epiphone is not able to offer fitting replacement parts. Meanwhile I think I really should go to a carpender to displace the hole for 2mm.

 

@willy - I've forgotten when I bought that guitar but I think it was about 1995 - is this really an older one?

 

I really can't believe why Epiphone used other dimensions than Gibson or others.

 

or I will use my rotten furthermore....

 

Kind regards,

jmen

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