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    Les Paul Forum Member andreja marovic's Avatar
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    where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    Can anyone here help me and tell me where to find the wire for ABR 1 bridges?
    Thanks in advance for suggestions.

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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    I made one myself of an G-3rd gibson string of a 0.11 set.
    Works fine.
    A set of pliers and 5 min time is what it took to make it
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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    Quote Originally Posted by MeHereNow View Post
    I made one myself of an G-3rd gibson string of a 0.11 set.
    Works fine.
    A set of pliers and 5 min time is what it took to make it
    +1

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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    I might have one or two lying around. I'll look and get back to you.

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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    I've found them on Ebay before for a few bucks; this one's a bit steep:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ABR-1-Bridge-Ret...item45f33bfac3

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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    Quote Originally Posted by MeHereNow View Post
    I made one myself of an G-3rd gibson string of a 0.11 set.
    Works fine.
    A set of pliers and 5 min time is what it took to make it
    +2 Thats all it is anyway.
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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    Stew Mac sells them

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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpnv59 View Post
    +2 Thats all it is anyway.
    Thanks for the comments.
    I have done this as well ( make one from strings) but it never came well...
    So I better pay and get the real one than be frustrated with bad quality material and work.
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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    I've made them out of scrap wire in a pinch. I'm sure Stew Mac will sell you one. But the shipping will be $8.50.
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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    Quote Originally Posted by MeHereNow View Post
    I made one myself of an G-3rd gibson string of a 0.11 set.
    Works fine.
    A set of pliers and 5 min time is what it took to make it
    +3

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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    If you can access StewMac's monthly tips pages Dan gave a tutorial for making
    the retainer. The secret to a sweet fit was bending the "3rd" angle [presuming
    that there is 4 total] slightly shy of what your eye tells you to bend it.

    IIRC the tutorial came out this year so it should still be a current article on their website.
    I hope this helps save you the astronomical shipping charges that are so damn
    popular!

    Noel Grassy.

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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noel Grassy View Post
    If you can access StewMac's monthly tips pages Dan gave a tutorial for making
    the retainer. The secret to a sweet fit was bending the "3rd" angle [presuming
    that there is 4 total] slightly shy of what your eye tells you to bend it.

    IIRC the tutorial came out this year so it should still be a current article on their website.
    I hope this helps save you the astronomical shipping charges that are so damn
    popular!

    Noel Grassy.
    Noel,
    Thanks for the tip.I will try to get the tutorial.
    Greetings - Andreja
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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    Quote Originally Posted by white room View Post
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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    Quote Originally Posted by burst59 View Post
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    Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

    And if you have gold hardware you could us an Optima string!

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