July 19th, 2012, 11:03 AM
I've got a Blonde Road Worn Tele and am thinking of replacing the bridge with a more modern 6 saddle, flat plate type like a Gotoh. I've seen a few people say there's a problem with the neck radius if you do this, so anyone got any ideas or advice? I know it won't look right, but if it works for Springsteen I'll give it a go!
July 19th, 2012, 12:09 PM
July 19th, 2012, 12:36 PM
I've seen a few people say there's a problem with the neck radius if you do this, so anyone got any ideas or advice?
Hello and welcome.
Do you mean one of these:
Not sure who these people you've been talking to but from my experence the Gotoh bridge is quite versatile and can accomodate various radius necks. It's fully adjustable and I'm using one as a baritone bridge. It sounds and works great.
I know it won't look right, but if it works for Springsteen I'll give it a go!
I think it looks fine.
July 19th, 2012, 03:50 PM
Welcome to TDPRI !!
July 19th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Thanks for the welcomes and replies! I've had Teles for years, from a '69 Blonde with a '72 neck, through 80's Standards, a Graffiti Yellow '79, various Japanese and Mexicans, up to my current Road Worn Blonde. Had to change the scratchplate to a black one, obviously...
I always sneered at the modern style bridge, until I bought a new amp recently, and tried it in the shop with a brand new USA Standard. The guitar was fantastic, and being able to damp at the bridge was a revelation, so that's why I'm thinking of changing the bridge on mine. I'm ashamed to admit I like the battered look, but not enough to persevere with the old bridge! Cheers!
July 19th, 2012, 10:45 PM