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This...



Plus this....




I just won the harmonica bridge off eBay. I may even have use for the fubared tailpiece... I kinda like it.

I ordered a complete metric bridge just in case the harmonica posts are metric, as I need to get rid of this roller crap bridge on my strat...

 

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Why is the bridge angled the wrong way on the strat ?
Previous owner left handed ?
Also the bridge needs to be turned around so the string tension pushes the adjustment screws and rollers tight as possible to minimize buzz and rattle.
 

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Intonates perfectly with plenty of adjustment in either direction.

bridge can face either have direction so why would I have the intonation screws facing the tension bar of the bigsby?

Rattles happen when they are disassembled improperly and the retention wire or c clips are lost..
 

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I will need to change the bushings, the schaller is metric.

strat just needs the radius set.

 

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I like to get my projects done at about the one year mark…


I’m going to look for some 5 ply to clean up the guards. Ended up with just one exposed old screw hole.

 

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I like to get my projects done at about the one year mark…


I’m going to look for some 5 ply to clean up the guards. Ended up with just one exposed old screw hole.

WOW, I likes it....been lookin 4 1 of those good ole HARMONICA Bridges for a while.... that was stock on the original guitar? ! I thought it might be a different guitar for a second, between the top and bottom pics...it looks like the DELUXE (was that the name in '71 ?) w/Les Paul Pick-Guard does it have a rear control cavity/cover ? The no bevels makes it a '71 ? B3 , Mini HB's, 1st Fret In-Lay, Harmonica , LP PG..definitely not a common everyday SG...screeems too, eh ? I'm thinkin its a '71 but IDK...what year is that BAD-A$$ ?
 

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WOW, I likes it....been lookin 4 1 of those good ole HARMONICA Bridges for a while.... that was stock on the original guitar? ! I thought it might be a different guitar for a second, between the top and bottom pics...it looks like the DELUXE (was that the name in '71 ?) w/Les Paul Pick-Guard does it have a rear control cavity/cover ? The no bevels makes it a '71 ? B3 , Mini HB's, 1st Fret In-Lay, Harmonica , LP PG..definitely not a common everyday SG...screeems too, eh ? I'm thinkin its a '71 but IDK...what year is that BAD-A$$ ?

It‘s a fake deluxe, 2018 special.

rear route, cost me way less than 1/3 the price of a real deluxe.

I always wanted a real one but I’m not willing to pay the prices.

AND the real ones only come with a non branded horseshoe bigsby, not the b3.

I’ll change the jack end of the D guard when I get the new material.

 
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It‘s a fake deluxe, 2018 special.

rear route, cost me way less than 1/3 the price of a real deluxe.

I always wanted a real one but I’m not willing to pay the prices.

AND the real ones only come with a non branded horseshoe bigsby, not the b3.

I’ll change the jack end of the D guard when I get the new material.

Good work, NICE ONE ! I could not tell in the 1st pic if the cutouts were bevelled.....it sure has the '71 Deluxe look, no doubt. I was going to look up the specs on the '71 but I'm too lazy, IDK if '71's had Mini-hummers and 1st fret-inlay.
The prices of the older Gibson's is truly ridiculous to me, especially if what I heard is correct. That being that the late 1950's to late 1960's Models don't sound any different/better than the newer 2017-2022 Gibson guitars of the same model....I did an A/B w/my '18 ES-335 Trad and it blew the strings off of a 1960 'Dot' 335......the '18's MHS Pickup's are BAD-A$$ ..I'll keep my CA$H too.
 

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Wow, did you leave the Box on the back of the headstock (if it ever had one) ?....I just got rid of one of those contraptions, it was G-Force, not th MIN E Tune and it worked perfectly....... I give GIBSON credit for it at least working as advertised. No Diver-itis either..

my 2018 hp Flying V came with the e tuners, I sold them for $200.

I got the truss rod cover from a member here, and absolutely love it.

this one just came with the standard deluxe type
 

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my 2018 hp Flying V came with the e tuners, I sold them for $200.

I got the truss rod cover from a member here, and absolutely love it.

this one just came with the standard deluxe type
LOL, someone actually paid big $$$ for those things (who knew?)....NICE ONE for you !! I couldn't get those things off a guitar fast enough.
 

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I' m not a Norlin fan but your Gibson SG looks really cool. If you can mount a Les Paul pickguard and a control plate that' s great .
 


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