View Full Version : Best T-O-M style bridge? (looking to replace the bridge on my Yamaha SA2200)...
07-09-2011, 08:49 PM
Yeah the one i have works fine, but what may be better?
I hear about wraparound this and that, but does wraparound work on a T-O-M style bridge? Or I should say, do they make one for the T-O-M? If so, can u send a link?
I know you can just wrap them opposite direction on any standard T-O-M, but I was hoping to find something slotted and specific to the wraparound style.
I'm kinda new to the T-O-M bridge after being a Strat/Tele guy for over the last 2 decades, so i got questions.
I've been looking up bridges on past TGP postings, and see alot of cool suff. But it doesnt seem to be geared toward the T-O-M style.
I can't find much past history on TGP when i search "best T-O-M style bridge".
Thanx for any help.
07-09-2011, 08:52 PM
OH! I have a Yamaha sa2200 and its gold hardware.
07-09-2011, 09:49 PM
a wraparound will not come close to fitting a T-O-M spot.
also, your yamaha is likely to not fit any of the aftermarket replacements anyway without surgery. got pictures?
07-09-2011, 11:59 PM
Heres a pic from off the internet.
The Yamaha website specs just says T-O-M bridge.
07-10-2011, 12:33 AM
that looks a lot like the gotoh nashville-style bridge,which is readily available (http://www.allparts.com/Gotoh-Nickel-Nashville-Tunematic-Bridge-p/gb-2540-001.htm).
07-10-2011, 08:20 AM
Without being able to have them all and AB them to your specific guitar, no one can say best. Many will say best because what they went with was better for their guitar. Just stay with a quality name such as Tone Pros, Gotoh, etc. I use the bridge that Walter has shown and it made my San B sound the way I wanted it to. Has a nice resonance and easy to use and adjust.
07-10-2011, 08:35 AM
Why do you want to replace the bridge? I have tried lots of bridges on my Gretsch 6120 SSLVO. The stock bridge is a Gotoh ABR1 which is similar to yours but yours seems to be a Nashville rather than an ABR1. I have tried the Gotoh - which rattled like crazy - a Callaham ABR1 which sounded too hard and sterile (lost the character of the guitar) and a Tonepros, which sounded terrible on this guitar! I ended up with a Gibson Historic ABR1 without the wire and to my surprise it not only fits (apparently it's not supposed to) but is rattle free and sounds fantastic on this guitar.
If yours IS a Nashville style TOM then a Gibson may well fit. But I can't say for sure. Stewmac have a few styles and they state the sizes, so they may be worth a try. A gibson sounds and works beautifully on my Gretsches but may be no better than what you already have.
07-10-2011, 02:44 PM
I just see alot of cool stuff out there now and was hoping something might be better at stable intonation and feel/resonance. I often have issues with the G coming out of tune ...on most guitars for that matter.
Just checking out the options.
07-10-2011, 06:31 PM
the tuning issue has nothing to do with the bridge.
you might get a tonal difference with a locking bridge like the tonepros or the callaham (the latter of which, being actual steel, sounds great on both of my gibsons, adding sustain and midrange fatness).
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