A tailpiece observation

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  1. Von Trapp

    Von Trapp Well-Known Member

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    On a side note; do those strings touch the bridge? They shouldn't.
     
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    Top-wrapping will fix that
     
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    But what if you're too cheap to buy new strings, isn't there a way to raise the tailpiece?
     
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    Don't recommend that. I've seen too many nice guitars marred by people using too small a screwdriver for the job.
     
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    I use a quarter (25c piece) for the tailpiece bolts.
     
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  6. Banderboy

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    No, but they're close. Next string change is a top wrap and that break will be a lot less. At least that's the plan :smile:
     
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    Not counting on how better it looks.

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    Tip on installing them: so that the end of the twisted part is not on the top of the tailpiece, slide a string ball end on each string before threading in the holes.

     
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    And you will then have a bridge that will last more than a couple of years without collapsing
     
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  9. Banderboy

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    I'd never heard of bridge collapse. It seems like that would be something that would happen to a 60s cheapo guitar with potmetal parts, not a Gibson. So instead of them beefing up the bridge, you have get a new one? How common is bridge collapse, anyway?
     
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    I didn't like top wrapping until one day it gave me the idea for my trem. Now I love it.
     
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