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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by metropolis_4, Dec 13, 2019.
I replaced saddles on a Nashville tune-o-matic bridge tonight. Now I get it
You just buy an ABR conversion kit.
I just wanted to put Graph Tech saddles on.
Whoever came up with the idea for those retaining wires...
Pfft. You got off the "Gibson trouble" hook easy.
Just wait until the headstock snaps clear off the neck. Happens all the time.
No retaining wire on a Nashville bridge.
That's the older ABR-1 design, which Gibson replaced with the Nashville. Then people complained so they're using the ABR-1 again. Don't hate Gibson for giving people what they want. I much prefer the Nashville bridge myself.
And its totally coincidental that seems to happen at the same time someone walks thru a door way with a Gibson, or the guitar falls over. Its not related of course..
The Nashville have those tiny little wires around each individual screw. And you have to pry each one out and then thread the screw back through it, and press it back in. They’re ridiculous
Haha, just to be clear, I’m totally joking
... but those wires!
Wires?. Aren't they C-clips?.
I wouldn't blame Gibson for the Nashville design, it was designed by Schaller years ago, to give more saddle travel for intonation over the ABR-1.
I don't really know much about Nashvilles, except that I change out every one I get for an ABR-type bridge, I don't like the look of the Nashville, and have never needed the extra saddle travel which is the main supposed feature of the Nashville. I do know from comments I've read from players who favor the Nashville, that many like the Schaller version (which Gibson used to use) over the current PingWorks Nashville that Gibson is now using. The Schaller has more mass, and less openings in the metal work than the cheaper Ping version. I am sure that Gibson changed to the PW NV because the German-made Schaller has become a lot more expensive these days.
I love my Gibson so.
I'm not sure what the wire is for, but I just remove the whole wire when servicing the saddles? Is yours difficult to remove or something?
I don't know what the technical name is. Some type of small black wire bent into a circle that wraps around the screw and sort of hooks on either side
I read that the wires are important because without them there is enough play in the saddle that it can cause tuning problems.
Just, whatever you do, make sure you #playauthentic.
60% of the time, I #playauthentic every time!
I'm guessing one of these?
They're E clips and they're very easy to remove if you have the right tool:
You can find a really cheap version at Harbor Freight for just a couple bucks.
No, they're not C clips or E clips, they're just short lengths of wire twisted around once
Either of those would have made a lot more sense
Love it. They should include those buttwipes with every guitar just as Sweetwater does with the bag o' candy.