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Where Can I Get Thumbwheels?

Brent13

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I've seen several threads regarding using double thumbwheels to help correct forward leaning bridge posts and I'd like to give it a try. However I haven't been able to find any for sale at my usual online spots. Anybody know where I can find "Historic Spec" thumbwheels for sale?

Thanks!
 

BurstMeUp

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Every once and a while you can catch a set on eBay, or you can probably go into any Guitar Center and order a set. Obtaining an additional set of Historic thumbwheels should not be difficult.

But what it comes down to, is if you want all 4 thumbwheels to "match". No kidding!! When I decided to use another set, after purchasing two separate sets, I found that even Historic thumbwheels can differ in thickness, AND the grain (for lack of a better word) on the outside surface can be totally different wheel-to-wheel. So I ended up putting each matching set on the same bridge post. Being as anal as I am, it just didn't sit well with me - to me it looked ... unmatched.

So what I finally ended up doing was buying 2 full Historic "bridge packages" (see below) with matching thumbwheels, then I sold off the ABR1's and the posts on eBay.

(SORRY FOR THE SHITTY PHOTO)
new-bridge.jpg
 

Sean French

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If you can't find the Historic ones I would recommend Pigtail
Steve Rowen makes exact 50's replicas.
www.pigtailmusic.com
They are just a bit thinner than the Historic ones.
I have them and they are like all his other hardware,the best.
 

ashbass

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Send me an email. I have an extra historic set and several stewMac sets. The stewmac ones are thinner and look better, but they fit looser on the posts. Give and take.
 

Brent13

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Thanks Guys!

Sean, I looked at the Pigtail site but didn't see any thumbwheels . . . am I blind or should I just send an email to Steve regarding them?

Ashbass, email sent . . . thanks!

Fretwire, will those fit a Historic? I thought I read somewhere (maybe incorrectly) that the Historic studs used a different thread than other Gibson ABR's.

Thanks everyone.
 
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Vtwin

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Thanks Guys!

Sean, I looked at the Pigtail site but didn't see any thumbwheels . . . am I blind or should I just send an email to Steve regarding them?

Ashbass, email sent . . . thanks!

Fretwire, will those fit a Historic? I thought I read somewhere (maybe incorrectly) that the Historic studs used a different thread than other Gibson ABR's.

Thanks everyone.

Email or call Steve :2cool
 

Sean French

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Thanks Guys!

Sean, I looked at the Pigtail site but didn't see any thumbwheels . . . am I blind or should I just send an email to Steve regarding them?


He mentions them in the ABR description but does not show them.
Don't know why.
Send him an email or call.
 

fretwire

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Fretwire, will those fit a Historic? I thought I read somewhere (maybe incorrectly) that the Historic studs used a different thread than other Gibson ABR's.

All Gibson's ABR-1 bridge studs are 6-32" threads. Those in the link will work.
 

Buzz

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All Gibson's ABR-1 bridge studs are 6-32" threads. Those in the link will work.

I just got two sets of those, they will NOT work, they are metric M 4 not 6/32" as Gibson abr-1 posts are, they would not compensate for my shipping costs to and from either when all I asked for is free shipping on the next order. Don't know who the jackass is working there but ignored my shipping cost complaint and told me I should know they are not real Giboson parts. I said the ad says "for Gibson abr-1 bridges".
 

Mitchell

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I just got two sets of those, they will NOT work, they are metric M 4 not 6/32" as Gibson abr-1 posts are, they would not compensate for my shipping costs to and from either when all I asked for is free shipping on the next order. Don't know who the jackass is working there but ignored my shipping cost complaint and told me I should know they are not real Giboson parts. I said the ad says "for Gibson abr-1 bridges".
Yet another place that is missing "ethics" in biznezz ..
Thanks for the warning... :salude
 
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