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Changing bridge from AM Std to Vintage?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Twang Guitars, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Twang Guitars

    Twang Guitars Tele-Meister

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    Apr 14, 2010
    Grand Rapids, MI
    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?
    Thanks for your help.
    Jon
     
  2. space cadet

    space cadet TDPRI Member

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    Jan 2, 2012
    Texas
    yes string through holes are different.
     
  3. speedy mcfeely

    speedy mcfeely Tele-Meister

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    Dec 12, 2008
    Chico Ca
    Also the pickup route is in a slightly different location.
     
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  5. Chet Johnson

    Chet Johnson Tele-Afflicted

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    Dec 17, 2008
    Woodsfield, OH
    Joe barden, glendale guitars, and callaham guitars sell conversion bridges to make american standard into 3 saddle
     
  6. Fatmanstratman

    Fatmanstratman Poster Extraordinaire

    This.
     
  7. DonMI6

    DonMI6 Tele-Holic

    752
    Jan 5, 2012
    Maitland, Australia
    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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  8. terrybellcountr

    terrybellcountr Tele-Meister

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    Aug 16, 2009
    Sweden
    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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