Brain fart on Schaller STM bridge

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  1. johmica

    johmica Tele-Holic

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    I just ordered a Schaller STM, but I don't think that I'm going to be able to use it. It was an eBay purchase, to boot, so I won't be able to return it, either.

    I got it for my Les Paul (to match the new Bigsby B7 that I'm installing this evening), but the kicker is, I'm left-handed. The STM has slanted rollers to match the offset of a right-handed Les Paul bridge, and putting it on a reverse slanted lefty is only going to exacerbate the slant of the rollers. I've been looking at the schematics on Schaller's website, and I don't think that there's any way to reverse the slant.

    Bummer. I guess I'll just post it for sale on the Bay myself, and try to recoup some of my expenditure.

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    Why cant you use an ARB-1 or ARV style bridge ? Is the guitar originally a Slug bridge style more angled 50s before the less angled change?
     
  3. johmica

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    I can, and for the time being, I'll leave the ARB-1 on it. I just like the clunky, old-school look of a Schaller. It's more of a fashion choice than a functionary one.
     
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    Bad typing ,fixed
    ABR-1
    AVR
     
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