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 Post subject: Bridge replacement
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:54 pm 
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Walnut
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First name: Gregory
Last Name: Muller
City: Miller Place
State: New York
Zip/Postal Code: 11764
Country: USA
Focus: Repair
Status: Amateur
I am working on a late 60's kent 531 MIJ guitar. I am trying to replace the fixed bridge with a ABR-1 bridge. The problem is the string spacing on the saddle and the pickups is 42mm and the ABR-1 bridge I have has the string spacing at 52mm. Does anyone know of a bridge that has a spacing closer to 42mm or a way to modify the ABR-1 or any other bridge for that matter closer to the spacing I need. I would even consider changing the saddle also if I can get one that is closer to the spacing I need but I can not seem to find one. The currant one is a tremlo saddle but I would take anything that will fit.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge replacement
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:36 am 
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Cocobolo
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First name: Michael
State: AR
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Par ... ridge.html

Might be your best shot.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge replacement
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:15 pm 
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Walnut
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First name: Gregory
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It's a solid body guitar plus that bridge is too big for the space.


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 Post subject: Re: Bridge replacement
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:24 pm 
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A picture of the present bridge/saddle would help. All the ToM's that I'm familiar with are in the 51-52 mm string spacing. Don't forget too that most ToM's are 12 inch radius - make sure that is compatible with your fretboard.


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