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which nickel ABR 1 will fit on the nashville studs?

latestarter

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There are simple inserts like these that you simply replace the Nashville components with, and an ABR goes right on.

 

roxrob

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I'm sure this has been hashed over 1000 times.....
Is there is a good answer to this..... I tried the GF nickel ABR1 that fits into the existing bushing but it doesn't quite fit on the ABR1 after that.

I screwed the new posts in to the existing bushings and the ABR 1 holes don't quite fit over them. the over all spacing is too narrow. The Nashville fits fine with it's own posts but the GF ABR1 doesn't fit on it's own posts. the bushings are a little too far apart for the GF. very small differnce, but I don't want to bend or force anything.

-> Who else makes a nickel ABR1 with brass saddles that will screw in to the Nashville bushings?
I put an ABR 1 on my Gary Moore Signature Les Paul many years ago. I got it at Rokas store on Denmark Street in London and it was packaged as made by Kluson. It cost about £13 and went straight onto the Nashville studs. Dos'nt sound much different but I prefer the look.
 

Don

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So, im reading that Faber out of Germany has a direct drop in ABR1 for -> Nashville
Yes. The ABRN drops right onto the 4mm diameter Nashville studs (not the newer, lareger 5mm (?) studs. Or you can use their studs. I just put one on the 4mm diameter Nashville studs on my Heritage H-150 on Sunday.

I've used this bridge on their BSWKIT on other guitars, but might leave it on the Nashville studs on this guitar.

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nice
I wish Gibson would figure this out on their own.. can it really be that challenging?
So, I went with the AVR2 from Tone pros. a nice improvement tone wise and visually.
 

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If this is a voting proposition: Faber from Germany; N model; dropped right on.

Changed both bridge and tailpiece; didn't notice any big change in tone but they look good.

P.S. You can get the bridge irons out but each has a tiny and annoying circlip.

P.P.S. I was living abroad at the time, and Gottfried Schmid at Faber Guitar Germany was very helpful making sure everything arrived.
 
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The Faber® iNsert™ studs are strongly adjusted into the body, the wood and threated studs make one like a real ABR-1 screwed directly into the body.
 

Don

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P.S. You can get the bridge irons out but each has a tiny and annoying circlip.
I damaged one of these clips and bought a bag of 100 if anyone has an immediate need for a couple.
 

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I use faber aged nickel abr1s on 2 USA standards. They fit, look great and have improved the tone.
 
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