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Where can I get a vintage bridge to use with Bigsby?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Swoop, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. Swoop

    Swoop Tele-Meister

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    I'm planning a Bigsby equipped Tele project, and was wondering where I could get a vintage, three-saddle bridge to use in conjunction with it. The kind that has the front edge filed or dremelled to clear the strings. I know Callaham and I think Rutters do a vintage-type bridge that is modified to clear the strings, but I wondered if there was anywhere that sold a modified Fender bridge. I was thinking of doing it myself but if I can buy one off the shelf, as it were, that'd save the bother.

    Anyone got any leads?
     
  2. joeford

    joeford Friend of Leo's

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    no disrespect to the metal-working gods over at callaham or rutters, but its really easy to do yourself. and 30 minutes with a file on a $15 bridge is a hell of a bargain...

    i've got two bigsby teles... and have experimented with all sorts of bridges. tune-o-matics... 3-saddle... jazzmasters, etc. i like the mustang bridge the best... smooth barrel saddles on a floater!
     
  3. Swoop

    Swoop Tele-Meister

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    Yeah, I think I'll just do it myself. Just thought I'd see if I could get one already done, save me the bother.
     
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