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Faber ABRH ?

eis

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Anyone here has an old Faber ABR-59 bridge ?
I have one just like the one in the second picture of your main post. Tonewise this indeed sounds different than stock Gibson ones but,it's largely because of the little nylon rings near the screw heads,which dampen the highs a little. After I removed them the tone then lost a lot of the Faber character. Still different than Gibson's but it's not what I'm caring about now. And it doesn't sound like the 50s originals at all ,with or without the rings. Just my own theory/experience/hallucination anyway.
 

GastonG

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I tried a few bridges lately (Faber, Allparts, Kluson, Tokai and even an old Gibson 67 PAT.NO. ); the best sounding result was with the Gibson (Custom Shop) ABR-1 (original from 2009 on my Les Paul).
Bridges_saddles_test2021.jpg

and the Gibson Historic saddles are the closest to a vintage 50's saddle.
Bridges_saddles_test2021_s.jpg
 

Jimi's LP

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I tried a few bridges lately (Faber, Allparts, Kluson, Tokai and even an old Gibson 67 PAT.NO. ); the best sounding result was with the Gibson (Custom Shop) ABR-1 (original from 2009 on my Les Paul).
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and the Gibson Historic saddles are the closest to a vintage 50's saddle.
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I disagree. The Faber ABRH is more of a clone to the real 50s abr-1 bridge. Even the picture that you are showing shows the 50s saddles are the same the Faber saddles. The gibson historic saddles are to pointy and sharp looking.
 
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