Wraparound bridges

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  1. striker

    striker New Member

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    I have a "lightning bolt" type wraparound bridge on a sg jr. The intonation is ok-ish, but it could be a tiny bit better. As well I need to get used to palm mutting on it as I was always used to standard tunematic bridges.
    My conserns are that if I upgrade a different wraparound these small issues would get eliminated, but on the other hand Im thinking that I might loose sustain because adjustable tailpieces has more parts in it and are a bit fidlier than lightning bolt type as it is directly on tention going to the body. As well this upgrade isnt cheap. Is it worth it? And which wraparound would you choose?
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    I put a Pigtail on my Melody Maker. No loss of sustain, and dimensionally it was so close to the original wraparound that I didn't have to change the height. There are plenty of others out there - all pretty much as good.
     
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    Graph Tech ResoMax is what I use on my SG Junior.

    Positives: Very comfortable for palm mutes (no sharp edges, including the studs). Bags of sustain (at least as much as stock). Great intonation adjustment.

    Negatives: You pay for what you get. They are not cheap. I got mine via Ebay at a discount but the RRP is quite high.

    Mine is the NW-2 with the String Saver saddles

    http://www.graphtech.com/products/brands/resomax/resomax-wraparound-bridges

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Graph-Tech-...around-Bridge-Chrome-PS-8593-C0-/111522006449
     
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    striker New Member

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    Gibsg Well-Known Member

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    Simple as possible for me .

    Multi-parts bridge kills vibrations, sustain , sound .


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    SG John Well-Known Member

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    I put one of these on the Junior that I had built. The intonation was perfect, and the sustain was glorious.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    I think the Mojoaxe one is the most elegant with its simplicity. But it doesn't come cheap.

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    RVA Well-Known Member

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    Expensive simplicity is frustrating. How well does that ax intonate?
     
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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    Schaller has several that intonate VERY well.
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    the 455 pictured here also gives a noticeable improvement in string vibration transfer through the body
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    The 456 by Schaller is similar ----gives micro adjustability very easily but does not transfer as richly as the 455

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    Either one will give you SPOT on intonation however
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Those Schallers look very professional and well-designed until you get to the adjusting screws sticking out the back. Is that really the best they could do? They need to be buried grub screws.
     
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    JohnnyGoo Well-Known Member

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    Dont forget the Tonepros Wraparound or the Leo Quan Badass. 20160820_064003.jpeg 20160820_063937.jpg
     
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    shreddy bender Well-Known Member

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    German design is perfectly functional but rarely elegant:naughty: . I do like their hardware though. I used a Schaller hard tail top mount roller bridge on a guitar I built for a friend . Fantastic bridge.

    Johnny , I'm totally with you on the Tonepros bridge. I put one on my SG III and it helped a lot . It was even almost perfectly intonated out of the box!
     
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    Relic61 Well-Known Member

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    I cab vouch for the TonePros being superb also. Just a little pricey for some low end getters.

    A couple years back I picked up a Melody Maker that had an awesome sounding (actually resonant) wrap around bridge that I think I have identified as a Rockinger Harmony Wrap Around bridge.

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    Very hard to get hands on in the US but you over seas folks should have better luck. Last one sold on ebay for $31 back in Nov 2015 & I haven't seen another one posted since! Anybody??
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    That one reminds me of the current Faber's:

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    JohnnyGoo Well-Known Member

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    thats the outfit i was trying to think of Syscokid.i knew id seen one like Relic61 posted before but couldnt remember the name of the outfit.:dude:
     
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    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    Well I COULD cut thescrews down and they would sit flush......but frankly I like the more industrial.....just do it sort of approach I mean its on a DC JR. this is not a "frilly" photogenic poser guitar......JRs are kick ass make shite happen guitars.......aint got no time for fancy pants "looks" crap. lol

    FYI...THIS is a Professional Grade Guitar
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    Charlie Star Blackberry Smoke.
    Actually to be specific it is a TWO TIME---profesional grade ---touring and recording BEAST......oh look.....screws....
     
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    I know these Rockinger bridges are simple but the metal alloy used actually had a discernible singing tonal quality to it! The notes had a definite liveliness about them when using it.

    I've also played old 60's wrap-arounds that brought their own resonant qualities to the game as well. Point is, folks can here that difference & it makes them sought out & special for that reason.
     

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