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    Les Paul Forum Member fakejake's Avatar
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    Notches on a wraparound bridge?

    Hey all,
    My '65 SG special came with notches on the wraparound bridge. Trouble is, they are rather poorly made and the action between the strings is quite uneven.
    Now I wonder whether I should (a) ask my tech to make them even but thus necessarily deeper, or (b) get an unnotched replacement bridge and use that.
    I'd like to use the vintage one if possible just for the sake of originality, but if notches are not such a great idea to begin with then I'd rather get a new one. Function over form!
    Cheers!

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    Re: Notches on a wraparound bridge?

    Put the old one in the case and buy a new MojoAxe compensated bridge. Make sure when you notch the slots itís only very slight nick, enough to hold. These bridges look great too...same profile as original. Iíll find a photo of my 65 Special with one on.
    Otherwise known as Grant.

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    Re: Notches on a wraparound bridge?

    I've been using a Mojoaxe compensated on my 63 Special for a while now....without any notches
    Works fine.
    GuitarMikey

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    Re: Notches on a wraparound bridge?

    Thanks guys, I just ordered an aged Gibson nickel lightning bolt bridge, hopefully it will arrive before the Holidays.
    Now the only thing thats left is to take care of on this guitar a noisy volume pot....

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    Les Paul Forum Member TM1's Avatar
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    Re: Notches on a wraparound bridge?

    I would buy an ABM Bell Brass compensated wrapover:https://abm-guitarpartsshop.com/ABM-...ckel::433.html
    I have these on all my wrapover Gibson's! So much more sustain, note clarity and chime!

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    Re: Notches on a wraparound bridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    I would buy an ABM Bell Brass compensated wrapover:https://abm-guitarpartsshop.com/ABM-...ckel::433.html
    I have these on all my wrapover Gibson's! So much more sustain, note clarity and chime!
    Cool! Thanks for the link.
    Otherwise known as Grant.

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    Re: Notches on a wraparound bridge?

    There's a trick to notching saddles. Both the spacing and the depth of the notch are exact.
    Strings are not equally spaced.
    The notch for the high E is not the same depth as the low E.

    Study up before you notch a bridge

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    Re: Notches on a wraparound bridge?

    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    I would buy an ABM Bell Brass compensated wrapover:https://abm-guitarpartsshop.com/ABM-...ckel::433.html
    I have these on all my wrapover Gibson's! So much more sustain, note clarity and chime!



    It looks like none of them are in stock there.
    The farther you go, the closer you are.

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