NBD (New Bridge Day) Wow!

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  1. GraphX12

    GraphX12 New Member

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    Wow! What a difference!

    Been fighting buzz way too long (SG) so I finally sprung for a TonePros T3BT-N bridge. Dropped right on the stock posts and now I can finally intonate. My fret rocker shows I do have a few frets that need to be addressed and I attributed my intolerable buzzing to that fact, but now they don't really bother me at all (so far - will address later). And I can get my action lower than before with no choke.

    Didn't realize how BAD the old one was 'til now. Simple “mod”/maximum benefit.
    Using the "Biddlin technique" Getting your SG set up? (yes...it should be made a sticky) and will be playing/making adjustments as needed for the next few days.
     
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    What was the original setup?
     
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    I wasn't using measurements - just adjusted to feel - so I can't give any numbers. The old stock bridge rattled so much setup was futile. Saddles were loose and intonation was impossible. After letting it sit overnight I see I will be making further adjustments and will be getting the frets looked at. The unplugged resonance is like night & day.
     
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    That's a good investment. The T3BT-N bridge is the best metric Nashville that's made, imo.
     
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    Sweet. And I got the answer...it was a stock bridge lol. That what I was asking about, ty ;)
     
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    Yeah, sorry I misunderstood your question :smile:.
     
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    Good move... Epiphone guitars respond really well to upgrades.

    I own two, and have had great experience upgrading them, and playing them.
    I have a tone pros bridge on my Epi Wilshire, and a Gotoh bridge on my Epi ES-339.

    Both are well made, and solid. Easy to install. The Gotoh is a lot less expensive than
    the tonepros, but lacks the little screws that hold it on the studs. I found that the
    Gotoh has more room for the saddles to move, so it's adjustable to more string gauges
    and tuning setups I'm sure. Mine renders excellent tone, and both my Epiphones can
    take their place onstage alongside guitars costing ten times as much, and not
    give up a thing.

    Rock on!
     
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    Yes -- the Epi hardware is not good. Actually, many standard bridges are fairly lousy, and the ABR design itself, good in its time, is loosey-goosey. The TonePros approach is excellent, though they don't win any prizes for precise manufacturing, either. But at least they don't have major flaws, and the do make for a really consequential upgrade. Glad yours is working so well! A snug bridge is a big plus.
     

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