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    Les Paul Forum Member bluesbreaker88's Avatar
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    Longer bridge studs for tune-o-matic?

    I've been thinking about replacing the bridge on my '01 Classic to get rid of some of the wire rattle that the stock ones are notorious for, and I'm thinking about going with a Faber, nickel replacement. I see on their site that they offer longer bridge studs that, "enable them to bottom out in the in the factory stud hole for better tone and sustain". Has anyone used these or similar longer studs that can speak on whether they're worth the extra $?


    Thanks!

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    Re: Longer bridge studs for tune-o-matic?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesbreaker88 View Post
    I've been thinking about replacing the bridge on my '01 Classic to get rid of some of the wire rattle that the stock ones are notorious for, and I'm thinking about going with a Faber, nickel replacement. I see on their site that they offer longer bridge studs that, "enable them to bottom out in the in the factory stud hole for better tone and sustain". Has anyone used these or similar longer studs that can speak on whether they're worth the extra $?


    Thanks!
    Search "mapleflame mod" here.
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    Les Paul Forum Member TM1's Avatar
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    Re: Longer bridge studs for tune-o-matic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MeHereNow View Post
    Search "mapleflame mod" here.
    Yes, see the “Thanks Mapleflame” post from, I think 2007 is when I started it... It’s long but offers a lot of detail on using longer bridge posts.

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    Les Paul Forum Member bluesbreaker88's Avatar
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    Re: Longer bridge studs for tune-o-matic?

    Quote Originally Posted by MeHereNow View Post
    Search "mapleflame mod" here.
    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    Yes, see the “Thanks Mapleflame” post from, I think 2007 is when I started it... It’s long but offers a lot of detail on using longer bridge posts.

    Thanks, guys! Looks like I'm going to be trying it out.

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    Les Paul Forum Member TM1's Avatar
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    Re: Longer bridge studs for tune-o-matic?

    You won't be sorry! It's subtle but noticable.

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    Re: Longer bridge studs for tune-o-matic?

    I played around with bridge variations on my Lucille, way back when the "Mapleflame" mod was airing.
    Going to a SS bridge stud helped a lot and I did bottom it out on the bass side. On the treble side I re-installed the stock brass stud, as the SS changed the tone dramatically and not to my liking. Especially when bottomed out. ?????

    An aluminum LW tailpiece also helped with tone and resonance.

    I kept the stock bridge after trying a SS bridge. Too metallic and bright! The guitar no longer sounded like a semi-hollow.

    You need to try, to experiment, and decide for yourself, on your particular instrument which will undoubtedly be different from mine

    Good luck and have fun learning.

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