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Old February 14th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Changing bridge from AM Std to Vintage?

Changing bridge from AM Std to Vintage? Will this work just by plug and drill the body for 4 hole mounting? or is there a distance issue from stings through holes and pickup position?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes string through holes are different.
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Also the pickup route is in a slightly different location.
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Joe barden, glendale guitars, and callaham guitars sell conversion bridges to make american standard into 3 saddle
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Joe barden, glendale guitars, and callaham guitars sell conversion bridges to make american standard into 3 saddle
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Old February 15th, 2013, 05:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I put one on my 2011 American Standard. You can see from the photo that it sits very close to the pickguard in order for the string through holes to line up. What you can't see is that about half of the old, plugged holes are visible at the back of the bridge.

This is a CS Texas Special pickup with a baseplate on it. It's a tight fit in the route, but it does fit.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 06:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Joe barden, glendale guitars, and callaham guitars sell conversion bridges to make american standard into 3 saddle
So true. Look up these guy's websites and you'll find good bridges. They are longer than the "classic 3 saddle brige". But if you play the guitar and just don't have it for show-off there is no difference.
Don't start drilling new holes in the guitar.
I have installed both Glendales and Callahams. I prefer the Glendale.
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