Discussion in 'Tone Zone' started by syscokid, Dec 31, 2015.
Those are only for the angled type though, right?
The MojoAxe? ...Yes
Aren't they all ?
only the 1961 and maybe early 62s were angled.
So you mean that MojoAxe produced that beautiful piece only for that one year SG production ?
My '61 reissue and my LP Special 1 are angled. Maybe not as much as those 61's but not straight either.
I'm really digging these babies man!
They look the part for certain & if they perform anything like they are designed, so smartly with the sharp curve in the top's compensated radius, & how they look nickel plated, I they just gotta sound rock solid as fvk.
Off hand, being you bought one already, What does one run?
Don't know, I don't have one of those.
Now I gotta Google!
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the Original 61 SG was a angled tailpiece.maybe some early 62s slipped out
The Mojo.axe website price is really up there!
CWT-A Compensated wraparound tailpiece - Aged Nickel finish - $139
CWT-UA Compensated wraparound tailpiece - Un-aged nickel finish - $129
Not only do they cater to that small niche market but they also do there own improved version of the 52-52 Trapeze Bridge too!
MojoAxe CTT-A Compensated Top-Wrap Trapeze Tailpiece
The MojoAxe Trapeze Tailpiece is designed to improve the playability of 1952-1953 Les Paul Goldtops by replacing the original “wrap-under” bridge with a compensated “top-wrap” bridge which dramatically improving the tuning of the guitar and allows for palm muting of the strings. The CTT tailpiece is CNC machined from 7075 aircraft grade lightweight aluminum bar stock. The tailpiece is designed to fit onto the existing trapeze rods (rods are not included) and it is adjustable for both intonation and height. The standard finish is aged (un-aged available on request) $165
What a beautiful solution to a difficult bridge situation!
Yup. That list price, is the street price. I couldn't find a better price anywhere. I don't think the studs and bushings comes with it either.
The TonePros cost me about $77, even though it lists for $120. I hope it works out. The TP won't be here for another week. I'm estimating that it will be another 3 to 4 weeks before my SG Jr. project is at the stage for hardware assembly and stringing up.
TonePros website pic:
You know it's hidden quite well buy the web info says it intonated!
It looks like a straight line to my eyes! You're going to have to give a personal eval once you string her up.
Here's the Tonepros propaganda below...
A true to “50’s Vintage” style lightweight Wraparound Bridge Set with TonePros Matching Locking Studs. Locking Feature eliminates “Bridge Lean” for optimum performance, and the Tail is engineered specially with “INVISI-Fulcrum” which allows strings to fulcrum on the bridge cleanly for exceptional intonation and increased harmonic overtones. Aluminum construction provides an extra resonant quality and the TonePros patented locking feature adds significantly improved sustain and tuning stability.
The TP is definitely not ingeniously compensated like the MojoAxe...
That's what I thought looking at it too. But hey, ya never now right?
So I put up a MM thread for everybody to weight in on. Heck, maybe somebody good a neck-resets even would consider buying it?? Never know,.. Bro! LOL
Question if anyone knows. Purchased a 65 Melody Maker. I have two vintage badass bridges one says made in Germany and the other made in USA. Which is the better of the two?
German bridge is not notched the weight of each bridge is exactly the same. Thanks
I had one on my '66 non reverse firebird which I bought used in 1974. It originally had a vibrato that was removed and replaced with it....it kicked major butt and sounded great! I gigged heavily with that guitar all through the 70's. And of course it went into a Marshall Major stack which helped it sound good...I mean after all, I was playing in tiny clubs all over NYC. A Marshall Major was needed for that....obviously
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