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Pigtail Aluminum Wraparound Bridge

Pigtail Aluminum Wraparound Bridge

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Item # 4507
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Item # 4507-N
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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.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 4507
    • 0.0900 lbs. (0.04 kg)
    • 4507-N
    • 0.0912 lbs. (0.04 kg)

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4.0
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5.0

Get great intonation on Les Paul models with the plain Stop Tail bridge.

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Verified Buyer


A customer dropped by with his '55 Les Paul Junior wanting better intonation. The Pig Tail is the cure. And because the saddles come with no notches it's easy to cut notches and put the string spacing right over the pole pieces of the P90 with the original bridge posts. Intonation is great and the light aluminum really improves sustain and brightens up the tone. No need to alter the guitar in any way, it's a totally reversible mod and looks 'correct'.

2.0

Problematic Pigtails

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Verified Buyer


Plating is weak, bubbling and peeling probably because of Aluminum or improper process.
Retaining clips on adjuster screws fall out and or spins off when adjusting (so be carefull when adjusting especially over carpet). I have purchased a 100 pack of clips as I have 8 Pigtails and are constantly losing clips. By design the screw will slide out with string tuning / tension if clips fall out. Any crud build-up must be cleaned during maintenance or clip replacement as these are only an initial install and set-up out of the box or face losing the clip rings. Ring groove on screw has threads on one side and not a flat surface (designers need to set-back threads). Thread grabs the clip and sends it flying. Need a more robust retainer for the screw before I would consider buying this design.

Response from StewMac


Thank you for your honest review, we are sorry to hear the issues you are expriencing with this Pigtail Aluminum Wraparound Bridge. Our guarantee is 100% satisfaction in every way. If an item doesn't meet your expectations, return it anytime for a refund or exchange. You can call or email our customer support team for additional assistance, we want to make sure you are completely happy with the product.

Response from StewMac


Thank you for your honest review, we are sorry to hear the issues yo are expriencing with this product. Our guarantee is 100% satisfaction in every way. If an item doesn't meet your expectations, return it anytime for a refund or exchange. You can call or email our customer support team for additional assistance, we want to make sure you are completely happy with the Pigtail Aluminum Wraparound Bridge.

5.0

pigtail bridge

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Verified Buyer


After installing the pigtail bridge in my 1979 martin em-18 I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks for making this bridge. It solved my string height problem. Every thing you sale is a good as it gets. Thanks K O

4.0

Nice bridge

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Verified Buyer


This a nice replacement wrap-around bridge for my DIY guitar kit. This type of bridge also works well with guitar bodies which only come with 2 holes for the studs, you done have to drill more holes like with a stop tail bridge. Fast shipping by StewMac...Thanks.

2.0

pigtail

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Verified Buyer


not the happiest, parts of finish not the best couple little spots flaked off, should of sent it back, and for that high price it should at least include post and bushings

Response from StewMac


Thank you for your order. Our guarantee is 100% satisfaction in every way. If an item doesn't meet your expectations, return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Our support team has decades of experience making customers happy.

4.0

Pigtail bridge

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Verified Buyer


It's a well designed and manufactured bridge made all the difference in the world on my 98 Les Paul double cut away

5.0

Pigtail is my favorite

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Verified Buyer


This is my favorite bridge, and this is the best price for these right here at Stewmac,. getcha one now

3.0

Gets the intonation right, but...

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

Third pigtail bridge

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

55' Gibson Bridge Upgrade

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Verified Buyer


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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