Tuesday, March 24, 2009

68' Vette gets a new bridge

The new bridge is a hybrid tuneomatic developed specifically for vibrato tailpieces. Basically someone was brilliant enough to replace the standard saddles with roller saddles. This keeps the strings from dragging across the saddles and grinding them away over time. Brilliant. If you'll remember, the original bridge was just a steel bar, with no individual saddles. This is completely intonateable...... I just made that up....I don't think its a real word.
Installation was easy, I find the length of the scale, mark for drilling, countersink and install. The holes from the original bridge are covered by the new one, but I'll still fill them in the finishing stage.
The next steps will be to install a nut and string her up and make sure she's playable.

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