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Pigtail Aluminum Wraparound Bridge

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Pigtail Aluminum Wraparound Bridge

About This Item

Made of lightweight aluminum for tone, with a slightly lower profile to help solve high string action problems.

This adjustable bridge/tailpiece adds intonation adjustment to the Les Paul® Junior and similar guitars, and it's a great alternative for custom instruments, too.

String
spread
Saddle
radius
Post
spacing
2-1/16"12"3-1/4"

The strings install at the front, two allen screws adjust the overall bridge angle, and the unnotched metal saddles have individual intonation screws. Mounting posts are not included, TonePros Locking Studs are required for optimum setup.

About bridge & tailpiece measurements

Bridge and Tailpiece reference image

String spread is the distance between the centers of the outer strings on a bridge or tailpiece.

Saddle radius determines the arc formed by all the individual saddle heights, and is similar to the measurement of a fretboard.

Stud/post spacing is the distance between the centers of the mounting posts of a bridge or 'stop' tailpiece.

Positioning the bridge
Find bridge placement for any scale with our free online tool fret position calculator.

Tip: Slotting Tune-o-matic style saddles
Nut slotting files work great for metal saddles. Choose your file size as you would when slotting a nut: use the same gauge as the string, or a few thousandths larger. After filing to the desired depth, we suggest polishing the slot with Mitchell's Abrasive Cord to remove file marks and burrs.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to notch the saddles on your Les Paul

Erick Coleman uses a hammer and X-Acto knife before filing. On this video he also talks with Dan Erlewine about how a 1954 Les Paul went from Bondo Mess to Relic Goldtop, with multiple luthiers contributing to its restoration.

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    • Weight
    • 4507
    • 0.091 lbs. (0.04 kg)
    • 4507-N
    • 0.091 lbs. (0.04 kg)

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Gets the intonation right, but...

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Bought a pigtail for my melody maker, along with tonepros lockings studs as an upgrade for the stock wraparound bridge. Bridge works flawlessly but the saddles rattle a bit and i can feel a bit of play in them, although its provides a bit more snap than the stock tailpiece it has less sustain and sounds a bit brighter. Does its job well but a solid tailpiece sounds and feels better to me.

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Third pigtail bridge

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This is the third pigtail bridge so far so I must like them. So far 2 are on roughly LP ish guitars I made and the 3rd is on a 2 cutaway semi hollow that normally I would have put a vibrato on. My initial comments about the tone pros studs suggested by SM still stand and I'm perfectly happy with standard studs and bushings I get in the UK which are easier to adjust and still sound as good as the tone pros studs.The 2 cutaway guitar sounds great with this bridge and Lace red at neck and a SD lil '59 at the bridge.The bridge is installed with no offset on the bass side.

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55' Gibson Bridge Upgrade

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Gibson with studs not centered, so strings were not centered. Needed a wraparound without pre-notched inserts. This bridge worked perfect. Used Tone-Pros studs, and the action improved greatly.

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