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I just took delivery of a new 2021 R9 Murphy light aged and also have a 2019 R9 VOS. The Murphy has more sustain, complexity, acoustic volume, brightness, resonance (vibration), and woody sounding. Beats the VOS by about 10%
Guys, please check out this bridge. I own one and am really loving the improvement it brings to my 2019 R9. Top flight quality built product and an excellent focused tone. I love it.
At this point, my lineup of bridges is as follows:
1. Gibson Historic (from my 2019 R9)
3. Original 60’s patent bridge with foundry mark and original brass saddles.
4. Crazy Parts Limited edition
5. 70’s patent number with Rands saddles
6. I also have vintage MOD brass saddles to...
I love the DGT and that neck!!! I played a Brazilian wood necked one that knocked my socks off. Funny about the kiribati wood comment! I love what PRS is doing and it’s clear they are learning what works.
I have to admit that I am drawn to the simplicity of the McCarty with it’s bridge design and two controls. And the thing has zero tuning problems and is very comfortable to play with terrific sustain and acoustic tone. Plugged in to a 65 Pro Reverb the neck pickup is clear as a bell. I think...
Sent you a message. It’s all very interesting. I’ve been tap testing tailpieces using a certified aerospace tap hammer and comparing results as well between a vintage and Gotoh, Kluson, Creamtone and new Gibson.
ABR-1 Bridge. I’d love to see where you are at so far. It seems to me also that the seating of the saddles and flat contact with the bridge base is very important with the saddles being a fairly loose fit.