ES-335 with wraparound bridge?

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    what's the advantage there?
     
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    Some people swear that they can feel a difference in bends. Others swear they can hear a difference. I have an R6 . . ABR1 and stop TP and an R4 wrap around. I play the each frequently. Can't feel a darn bit of difference when I bend, but, the wrap around R4 is definitely warmer in the mid range tones. Although, not sure I can attribute that the the different bridges.

    I'm a traditionalist. An ES335 is not supposed to have a wrap around bridge. It ain't "traditional". That's just something that's unique to my own personal perception. That's why I would go with a traditional ABR1 and stop TP.
     
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    Buzzy Feiten played one of these at Woodstock with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He did the mod himself. About 10 yrs ago I tried to get Gibson to make me one of these thru the Custom Shop. I think they laughed amongst themselves for weeks before telling me no. Now, here it is!
     
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    Just wondering how the tone of a 1-piece lightweight aluminum bridge lends itself to a 335. Too airy? Wondering if a zinc or steel abr1 would create a better balance. Or, maybe the aluminum will add to and compliment the natural airiness of a 335 even more?
     
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    This :agree
     

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