Between this and the Gotoh aluminum tailpiece, added at the same time, the tone on an Epiphone Dot Studio gained much in clarity and sustain. The posts screwed right into the existing threads.
pros: longer saddle travel for better intonation. nice nickel finish.
cons: sloppy tolerance on studs, makes rattling noise while playing.
it's not bad for 20 bucks, but next time i'll spend more money for a better one.
BIG improvement for my Chinese Les Paul copy. Very well made, and the extra few mils of adjustment room guarantee good intonation. I will certainly buy this bridge again when I need another.
Needed to replace a very worn tune- o -matic on my 89 Gibson SG Special
which has unusual large bridge posts and bushings
Worked like magic and the bridge is very high quality - similar to the Gotoh
bridge / tailpiece sets also on Stewmac for a lot more!
Thanks again Stewmac
I acquired one of these Gotoh bridges, based on its reputation as a big improvement functionally over the original style.
However in appearance, it is so much larger front-to-back that it makes a client's vintage Les Paul look like an Asian knockoff.
I decided to return it and order an ABR-1 and live with its problems - hopefully the replacement ABR-1's are better-made than the originals, It hasn't arrived in the mail yet.
I installed this in a 2009 gibson. The stud inserts dont fit gibsons, but the bridge quality is amazing.
I dropped this in on my Epiphone '56 Goldtop Reissue. Improved my tone and was a perfect fit!
This bridge is great! Very high quality
I bought this to replace the original bridge on my MIK Epi 56 Gold Top,
WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Incredible sustain, and acoustic volume increase.
Thank you Stew mac.
Perfect upgrade for what was kind of a crappy chinese LP SG Special copy. The bushings were slightly too small for the holes that had been drilled on this particular guitar , but I just put the old ones back in as the threads were the same. I had the old cheapo bridge's intonation screws maxed out on a couple of strings, but with the new one, there's alot more room for adjustment so the intonation is now great.
Improves the tone, sustain, pretty much everything feels 100% better. Well-worth the upgrade any budget/mid-range guitar.
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