Les Paul Forum
The Fender Forum
NEW! LPF Facebook Page
LilyPix
Merchandise
Vintage Guitar Registry
LPF Homesite

Go Back   Les Paul Forum > . > Historic District
Register FAQ Mark Forums Read Calendar Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-28-10, 12:54 PM   #1
andreja marovic
Les Paul Forum Member
 
andreja marovic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Everybody knows this is nowhere....in the good old Serbia
Posts: 2,707
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.

Andreja
__________________
Turn it louder please...
Hendrix is God on guitar.
andreja marovic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-10, 01:58 PM   #2
MeHereNow
Les Paul Forum Member
 
MeHereNow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Emmen
Posts: 276
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
__________________
Get my money, buy my medicine...
MeHereNow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-10, 02:21 PM   #3
kerryboy
Les Paul Forum Member
 
kerryboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: UK, Midlands
Posts: 959
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
kerryboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-10, 08:47 PM   #4
jalevinemd
All Access/Backstage Pass
 
jalevinemd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 669
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.
jalevinemd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-10, 09:43 PM   #5
Guitar Whiskey
All Access/Backstage Pass
 
Guitar Whiskey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,508
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
Guitar Whiskey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-10, 10:01 PM   #6
lpnv59
All Access/Backstage Pass
 
lpnv59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: NH/MA Bordertown USA
Posts: 10,121
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.
__________________
If there's one thing I've learned from cartoons, it's that ducks are assholes.
lpnv59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-10, 10:14 PM   #7
SFLP
Les Paul Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 990
Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

Stew Mac sells them
SFLP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-10, 04:05 AM   #8
MRG
All Access/Backstage Pass
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 672
Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

Here's another source:

http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/s...rketgibson.htm
MRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-10, 10:47 AM   #9
andreja marovic
Les Paul Forum Member
 
andreja marovic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Everybody knows this is nowhere....in the good old Serbia
Posts: 2,707
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.
__________________
Turn it louder please...
Hendrix is God on guitar.
andreja marovic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-10, 05:59 AM   #10
57Lefty
Les Paul Forum Member
 
57Lefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 1,031
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.
__________________
........Each one, teach one.........
57Lefty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-10, 02:22 PM   #11
white room
Les Paul Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Virginia
Posts: 75
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
white room is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-10, 04:34 AM   #12
Noel Grassy
Les Paul Forum Member
 
Noel Grassy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Vacuum Tube Valley, Cali
Posts: 23
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.
Noel Grassy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-10, 04:50 AM   #13
andreja marovic
Les Paul Forum Member
 
andreja marovic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Everybody knows this is nowhere....in the good old Serbia
Posts: 2,707
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
__________________
Turn it louder please...
Hendrix is God on guitar.
andreja marovic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-10, 04:57 AM   #14
burst59
Les Paul Forum Member
 
burst59's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Arlington Va, Again !
Posts: 3,466
Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

Quote:
Originally Posted by white room View Post
+3
+4
__________________


Pure And Simple.


www.vollmerrocks.net
burst59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-10, 06:04 AM   #15
PHILBERT
Les Paul Forum Member
 
PHILBERT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 1,610
Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

Quote:
Originally Posted by burst59 View Post
+4
+5

And you can make a tighter fit that resists buzzing. I use a coated Elixir string and the coating stops all buzz. Problem solved!
__________________
Phil http://philbert.lh.net/cool.gif

"Sometimes life is a beach."

http://youtu.be/ttqhJy9UA9Q

(warning: 1080P full screen HD content with wide stereo sound. High speed connection advised.)

http://youtu.be/ybDROZZphAQ
PHILBERT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-10, 01:15 PM   #16
Beano Geno
Les Paul Forum Member
 
Beano Geno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Polar Vortex
Posts: 3,327
Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

Here you go:

http://www.stewmac.com/tradesecrets/...nerspring.hzml
Beano Geno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-10, 01:13 PM   #17
zombiwoof
Les Paul Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,359
Re: where to get the retaining wire for ABR 1 bridges?

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

Al
zombiwoof is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:38 AM.




 



The Les Paul Forum is a privately owned and operated site.
The Les Paul Forum is in no way affiliated with Gibson Musical Instrument Corporation.
All trademarks are the property of GMIC.

All messages on this forum express the views of the author
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of
The Les Paul Forum and/or it's administration.
The Les Paul Forum will not be held responsible for the content
of any messages posted on this forum.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 Les Paul Forum