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Old October 22nd, 2012, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Latest build....which bridge looks best on this Jackson Protoype body?

Here's an old Grover Jackson strat style body that Grover himself gave me at the last show I went to...cool guy. Got to meet the Wilkinson trem inventor as well. Was a nice day.


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Old October 22nd, 2012, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Now I'm wondering what bridge assembly to go with...this one



or this one...



Ideas welcome.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 12:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The first one looks comfortable.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 11:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Since its such a modern looking body, the first one would work well. If it was a classic design, I would go with the second.

Nice body btw!
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 12:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Or this one...depending on string spacing. Apparently, the mounting spacing for all three of these is 56mm.

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 07:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I vote #3 - that's a sexy lookin' bridge!
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm still trying to get over you painting that body...but #3 would be my choice, followed by #1. Then again, I am not a big fan of the bent saddles for any guitar (just my preference).
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 01:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm still trying to get over you painting that body...but #3 would be my choice, followed by #1. Then again, I am not a big fan of the bent saddles for any guitar (just my preference).
I was torn over the finish too.

The body had been tossed around for years and had some dings that needed repairing. It also had a bunch of those little dark lines...just some sort of issue in the wood. I don't know what it's called. But anyway...thanks for the recommendation. That third bridge is starting to grow on me a little.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 02:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Cool body & nice paint job.

If Grover made that, it needs a floyd!!!!!
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 03:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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#3 would be my choice, followed by #1.

Yep, 1 or 3, both look like they'd suit the shape and colour
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 06:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No 3 definitely.I've got 2 guitars with that same bridge..great bridge.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 08:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No 3 definitely.I've got 2 guitars with that same bridge..great bridge.
It is sexy. If I go with that one...I have to figure if there's any added benefit of getting the 190 dollar version...or stick with the 70 dollar version.
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I like # 1

i also like the color.
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 11:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Wilkinson made a bent-saddle version that was sort of a cross between #2 & #3. One got dug up in the shop last weekend and we were all just staring and drooling. Rock-solid construction but the responsiveness of the bent type saddles. Looked like it had ben sitting in a box since the mid-80's.

FWIW (mostly for those younger folk who read "Wilkinson" and think "cheap copies" sold by importers) Wilkinson was a very high-end hardware maker...and still are as far as some of their lines go. The cheapo stuff probably pays the day to day bills and allows them to work on the high-end equipment, which is very nice stuff.
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definitely the first one!
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Wilkinson made a bent-saddle version that was sort of a cross between #2 & #3. One got dug up in the shop last weekend and we were all just staring and drooling. Rock-solid construction but the responsiveness of the bent type saddles. Looked like it had ben sitting in a box since the mid-80's.

FWIW (mostly for those younger folk who read "Wilkinson" and think "cheap copies" sold by importers) Wilkinson was a very high-end hardware maker...and still are as far as some of their lines go. The cheapo stuff probably pays the day to day bills and allows them to work on the high-end equipment, which is very nice stuff.
Put up a pic...ifnya don't mind to much.
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Are you going with a pointy headstock, or something else? If you're going pointy, I vote #1. If you're going with something more traditional, then #2 is it.
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