Is the G.E. Smith direct mount craze over?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by tlsmack, Sep 17, 2019.

Are still rocking a cut off bridge?

  1. yes, still works for me

  2. tried it, hated it

  3. not interested, my tele is fine as is

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  1. tlsmack

    tlsmack Tele-Afflicted

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    Just curious if the half bridge was a fad or still popular here.
     
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  2. RottenTheCat

    RottenTheCat Tele-Meister

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    Not a fad really. I would consider one rather than a strat hardtail type if I was building a humbucker equipped Tele. Not so much for looks or anyting but because of the feel of the spacing and the feel of the bridge itself for string muting
     
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    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

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    There is no magic other than the bridge/saddle position for the strap pins and thigh cut out how it causes you hand to naturally rest and pick. Vs Strat ergonomics and LP cause other picking locations.

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  4. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    'Hate' is too strong a word. I have it in one guitar, and I am in the process of shopping around for a full-size brass bridge. I think I'm used to the full-size ones and I am not convinced the tonal difference (if any) is significant.
     
  5. WireLine

    WireLine Tele-Afflicted

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    Works fine...
     
  6. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    G.E. seems to think it's better. But, he's one heck of a player. Makes anything sound good.

    I think it's a thing that if you think it makes a difference, then it does.

    But, maybe only to you. I'm in the try anything club if it truly makes a difference. Carry on!

    So, does a neck pickup screwed to the body sound different than one attached to the pickguard?
     
  7. jimilee

    jimilee Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I like the way they look. I just built 2 teles with half bridges, but I did use pickup rings. I did think about direct mounting though.


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