Gotoh replacements for Gibson hardware

Tone Loco

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I have a couple year old explorer with gold hardware that's getting washed out. I was thinking about replacing it with nickle or something silverish.

I'd like an aluminum stop piece (and studs) and a narrower bridge than the big wide one on there now. The wide one catches the low E string if you put the stop all the way down and I'm used to a more old fashioned narrow width I guess. Can anybody point me to Gotoh parts /part numbers of the bridge and stop piece assemblies that I could drop in without worrying that the holes/posts etc are the wrong size etc?
 

Tone Loco

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You need to measure the distance between the posts to make sure a replacement will fit. Keep in mind that a narrower bridge might have an adverse affect on intonation if the saddles on the existing one are adjusted close to the limit of travel.

Gotoh Bridge:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges..._Tune-o-matic_Bridge_with_Standard_Posts.html

Tailpiece:

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges...tailpieces/Gotoh_Aluminum_Stop_Tailpiece.html
Thanks. I thought about the intonation limit problem but I assumed that the posts are located about about like they were back in 1976 when gibson started back with explorers, and I don't think they had the wide ones at that point.... although, I guess maybe thats why they came out with them.
:idea
 

zombiwoof

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The Gotoh bridges all have the same post/hole spacing, and they fit on Nashville posts. If you are replacing an ABR bridge they won't fit right. Even their models that come with ABR-type posts have 4mm posts, bigger than the Gibson ABR posts. Keep this in mind if you are trying to replace a Gibson bridge.

Al
 




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