November 29th, 2003, 11:22 PM
I've decided I want a Hipshot Bender.
I may use this as an excuse to get another guitar, as I don't want to install this on my current Tele.
But what I was wondering was -- will a MIM Tele take a "classic" bridge plate?
I don't like the flat, sideless MIM plates in the first place...
November 30th, 2003, 03:05 AM
Absolutely fits on there. I just installed a real Fender 52RI bridge plate on my new sunburst MIM Standard. No drilling or anything. Directly screws right on.
November 30th, 2003, 05:43 AM
As long as it's a MIM in the last couple of years, it's a clean swap. On the older ones it isn't...
November 30th, 2003, 10:55 AM
When was the last one that couldn't take a vintage bridge? Early 90s, right?
November 30th, 2003, 11:10 AM
I may have enough info to excuse my GAS...
December 3rd, 2003, 11:19 PM
As long as the vintage bridge fits readily on the more recent MIM Telecaster bodies, I can assume that the Fender 'ashtray' bridge cover will also, right? ( I think I know the answer, but it won't hurt to hear it from someone else).
December 4th, 2003, 09:21 AM
I installed a vintage-style Fender bridge in my new MIM Standard and a Fender ashtray fits fine. (Got both from Angela but no doubt available all over.) A screw driver is all you need to change the bridge.