The retainer wire on my Epiphone '58 Explorer was rattling like crazy so I ordered one of these (part # 1511-G). The screws that came with it fit the Epiphone bushings perfectly (glad I don't have to fiddle with replacing those). I haven't done any side-by-side testing, so I can't speak for any major tone improvements, but the rattle is gone!
The factory bridge that came on my Gibson Custom Shop ES-330L was junk ... bent adjustment screws made it impossible to intonate the guitar, and the open-trough design allows the bridge pieces fall out during string changes. The Gotoh is a drop-in replacement for the factory bridge, and uses a retained-screw design that keeps the parts in place. The saddles are pre-notched and required minimal additional filing in order to perfectly seat the strings. String alignment over the pickup poles was dead-on accurate. Highly recommended.
I was having problems with the cheap tune o matic bridge that with my LP style guitar. I careful read the specs for this bridge and ordered it. Once I received the bridge all I had to do was drop it right in place. And everything was improved greatly.
Terrific tune a matic bridge and give your guitar a better tone..smooth adjustments and replace the original ibanez bridge nicely. This was installed on my ibanez AF85 VLS and it's great.
Direct replacement on an Epiphone SG and big improvement
This allows for better intonation that the stock bridge on my Epi Dot and I am not breaking strings anymore.....great choice, cheap and easy to install.
This was money well-spent. I was finally able to intonate my Epi '56 Gold Top, and in combination with the Gotoh lightweight tailpiece, got a boatload more sustain and a clearer, bell-like tone in the bargain!
I liked the first bridge so much that I bought a second one for another guitar of mine. Excellent build quality that adds sustain! Best of all - no more retaining wire buzzing!(It was driving me nuts). Highly recommended. Thanks
Awesome bridge, get rid of the retainer wire rattle from my Epiphone Les Paul Standard factory bridge. A lot more easier to intonate the guitar. It does sound a tad brighter than the stock bridge. The bushing that came with it is a bit smaller than the original one in the guitar. No big deal, the stud will screw right into the stock bushing just fine.
I installed the Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge on a guitar kit I was building to help get intonation perfect. while the Gotoh did that it also stepped up sustain and perhaps overall volume somehow, it seems louder anyway. Gone is the annoying buzz of the wire retainer on my previous bridge! Now, if StewMac would sell the screws and nuts for the Gotoh separately.......I may need some in the future
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