Another question for you guys....thoughts, obvious differences in these two bridges?? I can't afford Pigtail, etc.
Gibson Historic Spec ABR $74.99
Philadelphia Luthier, Made in USA, $36.99, http://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/servlet/the-437/tune-o-matic-abr/Detail
Sure, Schaller is alive and well and ABM too, both available from Allparts. I have ABM bridges in two of my basses and they are excellent and very well machined. I've never tried a TOM from either brand though (if you want to find them in Allparts search by "tunematic", that's what they call them).Is Schaller still in business? What about ABM? Another 40 yr German co. that I had never heard of.
the right answer is of course the callaham steel ABR-1, but that's over a hundred bucks.
that philidelphia one looks legit, so $35-$40 would be a steal.
The ABR from Philadelphia Luthiers is the same bridge as the Gibson Historic and comes from Advanced Plating so I've been told.