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Latest build....which bridge looks best on this Jackson Protoype body?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by flyingbanana, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

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    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.


    Here's a couple of before pics...

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    and now....
     

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  2. flyingbanana

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    Now I'm wondering what bridge assembly to go with...this one

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    or this one...

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    Ideas welcome.
     
  3. Jupiter

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    The first one looks comfortable.
     
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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!
     
  6. flyingbanana

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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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  7. nofrets

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    I vote #3 - that's a sexy lookin' bridge!
     
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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).
     
  9. flyingbanana

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    I was torn over the finish too. :mrgreen:

    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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    Cool body & nice paint job.

    If Grover made that, it needs a floyd!!!!!
     
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    Yep, 1 or 3, both look like they'd suit the shape and colour
     
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    No 3 definitely.I've got 2 guitars with that same bridge..great bridge.
     
  13. flyingbanana

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    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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    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!
     
  17. flyingbanana

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    Put up a pic...ifnya don't mind to much. :cool:
     
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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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