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1979 Ebony LP Custom bridge replacement?

Duke1

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Hi sorry if this has been asked before I’ve only posted once before and I tried to search the forum for this and didn’t find anything. Ok, there was a lot of problems within I bought this guitar with things not being original when it was advertised as such. So the bridge is very loose on the posts and im wondering if they put a repro part on. Can anyone explain the bridge to me? It has the Nashville inserts but the posts look very thin like the abr-1. I’ve tried to research it and I’m not coming up w anything. I need to find a replacement that fits and I’d like something that’s aged so it fits w the rest of the hardware. Can anyone help me with this? It’s at a shop getting set up right now and the tech will check it but I feel a Gibson expert is better qualified to answer these questions as a tech probably only sees a few of these in his career and not all will have the same issues.
thank you for any help
 

El Gringo

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Duke1

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Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I already ordered one from Faber. I would have rather gotten throbak but I don’t see aged gold or any gold bridges on there. Tha k you for your help.
 

El Gringo

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Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I already ordered one from Faber. I would have rather gotten throbak but I don’t see aged gold or any gold bridges on there. Tha k you for your help.
I am sorry , as I surely should have known that you needed a aged gold ABR-1 . I dropped the ball on that one .
 

CK6

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Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I already ordered one from Faber. I would have rather gotten throbak but I don’t see aged gold or any gold bridges on there. Tha k you for your help.
I have a Faber ABR1 bridge on my 77 Custom & it sounds awesome!
 

Duke1

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No not at all!! I really appreciate your help. It reminded me that they sell more than just the pick ups. I want a pair really bad. It came down to Tom Holmes or ThroBak and Tom Holes retired so it’s also an investment. I’m sure I’ll never sell them. They sound amazing and in the Custom I have DOYLE Coils and a DOYLE coil holy grail harness. Somebody already replaced all the original parts and I wasn’t aware of that when I bought it. But thank you very much!!
 
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