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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Laren, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. Laren

    Laren Tele-Meister

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    Hi guys,

    Going mad here, spent two hours looking this up and watching YT vids to no avail. The bass side of a Gibson bridge is further back than the treble side so that the bridge is at a slight angle. Question is, how much further back? I'm .. if I can find anywhere that tells me. I recon it's about 2/8ths to 1/4 inch.

    Please help.

    Paj
     
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    Best to use your ears - don’t listen to the numbers they write.

    Edit: my bad, I thought you mentioned the bridge pickup...
     
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    Nyah, do it by eye. That's what adjustable saddles are for.

    By the way, never listen to me.
     
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  6. Laren

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    I'm trying to lay out the position of the posts before drilling.
     
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  7. Laren

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    This difference.

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  8. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Bass side is 3mm rear-ward from center scale length line for Gibson style bridges.

    I also moved the high side 3mm forward with a Lightning bridge on my guitar because of complaints people had about getting the high E to get proper intonation.
     
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  9. Laren

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    Many thanks
     
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    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    I now what you were going through to find the info because I went through it too.:lol:
     
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    Stew Mac says:

    Tune-o-matic style bridges

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    24.811" (± 0.030") from nut to center of treble-side post. Mount bass-side post 1/16"-1/8" further from the nut.
     
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  12. Laren

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    On my plans it's almost 10mm. I measured it at 9 degree.s On photos I've downloaded and measured I get 7 degrees , 8 degrees .I know to leave 2/8ths - 3/8ths extra for intonation on the bass side and ,say -1 on the treble.

    Perhaps it's a secret :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I've only got this far at the moment. I'm trying for a PL Junior double cut,

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    It turns out that 3mm translates into about 1/32" over 1/8", so 3mm equal 5/32" The time I used my set up for the lightning bridge it worked great. If your using the ABR style, then 3mm on bass side may be all that's needed. I just used the 3mm forward on high side encase it was needed and I had a long adjustment screw so all worked fine. Mine was installed on a flat top guitar, a arch top may be different.
     
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    Like this. Check around 7:00..

     
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    Has your guitar been drinking, or is it just me?
     
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    Why not just intonate to set the bridge? That is essentially what you are trying to do. You say it's a Gibson Les Paul style? So does it have a stop tailpiece? If yes then string it up put the bridge on something to prop it up so the strings are about the height you want and move it so all the strings are properly intonated. You really just to have to do the E strings. I set the saddles to the middle of their range and tune open and 12th. That should do it.

    Cheers Peter.
     
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    I set the bass side 1/8 farther than the treble and have never had problems with intonation.
     
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    5/32 = 4mm

    Try using a 5/32 Allen wrench in place of a 4mm ;)
     
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    Thanks. I like that.
     
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