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Old February 13th, 2007, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Solid Brass Bridge? (Like on the keef's)

I was wondering where I could purchase one of those solid brass six saddle bridges that fender used on the Keef teles.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old February 13th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old February 13th, 2007, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe this one?
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I dunno, somehow they all tend to have six saddles on 'em - but you're lookin' for a 5 saddle Keith bridge, right ;)


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I dunno....I had those on my '72, and it sounded like crap, so I traded it away (Boo Hoo hoooooooo....). I was told by the new owner that it sounded like crap because of the bridge. The steel one magnifies the magnetic field around the pickup, which the brass won't do.
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Well I knew about those kinds of bridges. Just didnt know if they were solid brass.

I ended up winning one of eBay. Should be here soon.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 09:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Rare Breed Guitars in the UK make the only Solid Brass Bridge for a Telecaster worth talking about. It's inspired by Keith Richards Micawber Telecaster. Sounds and looks awesome.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 09:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i've an armidillo brass bridge on my guitar - more like the andy summers bridge -- and quite like it. I does change the tonal qualities significantly though - brightens the guitar up but not in a thin or ice picky way. It sustains a bit longer too. I'm using a bare knuckle brown sugar pup in the bridge and I love the range of tones i can get.

just my two cents.
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I got a Leo Quan on Craig's list, all brass and saddles for $25.00 shipped to me last year. I had to sell it before I stared an Andy Summers or Keef project. ;0

It would be perfect if you can find one, it brought $90.00 on eBay, so that is what you expect to pay if you can source one used I guess.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I do not know enough about the way the current Gotoh chromed version is made.

I'd be tempted to call Marc Rutters and see if he can make you one.
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Id recomend to rare breed bridge for pure quality
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Old May 24th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The rare breed one is good but part of the magic of Micawber is the lap steel pick up in it. Basically Keith wanted a Broadcaster pick up but those were hard to find but someone told him the Lap guitar pickups Fender were using at the time were basically the same as the broadcaster pick up (the only difference was the size of the baseplate, look closely at the photo of Micawber in the thread there are only two adjustment screws) it didn't sound too good with the original bridge and the brass one was used to deaden the magnetic field as on the lap guitars with used those pick ups and a brass mounting plate and bridge. You can buy a replica of the pick up Keith has from Mr Duncan's custom shop.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 05:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Rare Breed Guitars in the UK make the only Solid Brass Bridge for a Telecaster worth talking about. It's inspired by Keith Richards Micawber Telecaster. Sounds and looks awesome.
Looks great but the price is scary! £150 for a bridge... whew!
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