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Fixing a Tune-O-Matic that won't tune


Issue 228 October 23, 2014



This bridge is in the wrong spot, so the guitar can’t play in tune. Rather than drill new holes in a vintage guitar body, Dan Erlewine comes up with a clever solution.
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About the guitar in this video: This is a Gibson ES-330 with one owner. He bought it new back in 1964 when he was a just kid.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkUnusual misplaced factory bridge
  • checkmarkDan shows how to establish that it’s in the wrong spot
  • checkmarkSolution one: Dan turns brass parts on his lathe
  • checkmarkSolution two: how to do the same thing without a lathe

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