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Sick bridge for a Tele build?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by stratisfied, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. stratisfied

    stratisfied Tele-Meister

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    Ever seen one of these? Me neither. For sale on eBay along with a bunch of Burns Trisonic Pickups. Craziest looking bridge I've ever seen called a Burns Rez-o-tube bridge.

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  2. TwangBrain

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    It looks like it'll sound awesome...I certainly hope it does!
     
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    this looks cool. How about an ebay link?
     
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    That looks like a heck of bridge that'll take a heck of a time routing to get it put into a guitar.
     
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    Routing? Nah but drilling? Oh yeah, Burns usually come with a template
     
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    I really don't see what advantage that'll give you. It's like that whole discussion of Strat bridge blocks; as soon as the string breaks over the saddles there isn't anything to vibrate.
     
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    Looks well designed and well built. I like it.
     
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    I looked at the ebay on it.. It actually includes the pickup which is in it .. Who knows what that sound like.. Shipping from China..

    I like my Joe Barden just fine..
     
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    Drilling yes, but I've never seen a telecaster cavity shaped like this.

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    You could do a big ol swimming pool to make it easy. I suppose. But that's definitely behind the normal pickup route. If it comes with a template, then great.
     
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    Wrongo. Strings will vibrate from end to end. Putting a nut and bridge saddles on will only dictate the scale length. The strings will vibrate on to the tuners and stop piece/ferrule/trem block. The vibration will be greatly diminished, but it will still vibrate onward to the body and neck. Fretting doesn't stop it either, it only sets the note.
     
  12. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Disagree. How does the section of string at the ball end vibrate when it's muted by contacting the wall of that tube?
    It doesn't, at least not in any way that'll affect the speaking length of the string. Just like when it's pulled through the body.
     
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    Maybe do a shallow rout for the plate, and drill through the body for the tubes? Thinking about how to retain as much wood as possible... Tele's don't look right with a spring cavity-type cover on their backsides.
     
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    From the website

    The Burns ® unique through body Rezo-o-tube ® bridge system is made from light weight Duralumin. Designed with six individual sustain tubes to separate the character of each individual string to produce clear classic tones. A specially designed Burns ® Tri-Sonic ® pickup is fitted within the bridge to capture the maximum resonance.

    It definitely will require a special route (meaning you are more or less committed) and the additional thickness of the base plus the little metal plate under the saddles might require a bit more neck angle.

    They also make a vibrato version and apparently their own guitars
     
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    Now that's what I'm talkin' about.
     
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    Damnit! Now I have a growing urge to put another t-type guitar together...I really shouldn't be allowed on the internet.
     
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    What a bunch of marketing nonsense. The strings behind the saddles are dampened by their contact with the tube walls, and the tubes themselves are dampened by the wood...
    It's cool-looking, I'll give it that, but if there's any change in tone from it it'll come from the Tri-Sonic pickup vs. the normal Tele.
     
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    There's a lot of special musician techno-bologna in this thread.

    That bridge looks trick, but the technical rationale is totally BS.
     
  20. Deeve

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    Reminds me of the 2Tek (?) bridge, which also had some installation challenges, IIRC
    :oops:

    Didn't come w/ a pickup of its own, though.
    :rolleyes:

    Peace - Deeve
     
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