Les Paul Hardware Replacements?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Hippæ, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Hippæ

    Hippæ Member

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    Hi All,
    I recently acquired a les paul studio, and i've already replaced the tuners with grovers, and would eventually like to replace the bridge and tailpiece. Im normally a strat/tele player, and use callaham bridges on both of those, but obviously they dont provide gibson style hardware. Im aware of tonepros, and i love the locking idea, but i dont know what material the actual hardware is made of. Does anyone know of a company that provides solid steel les paul hardware?
     
  2. moj067

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    Pigtail does 'em right.
     
  3. Hippæ

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    They certainly look good, but holy crap are they expensive!
     
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    Stew-Mac sells Gotoh parts that I think are very good. I replaced an ABR-1 with a bridge that doesn't have the ever-vibrating wire. Also, I've got their light weight aluminum stop. I'm not sure steel is the thing for the tailpiece. ymmv and it's all opinion anyway. hth
     
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    I have some schaller replacements on my les Paul. I have the schaller roller bridge and fine tuning tailpiece. The tailpiece basically has the adjustment knobs similar to a floyd rose that allows me to make those fine tune adjustments. I dig them and they are well priced.
     
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    +1. When faced with a decision like this, I look at what the top players are using. I mean their LIVING depends on getting the tone that is second to none. So if people like Billy Gibbons, Ronny Montrose, Steve Morse are using them, its a safe bet I will not be dissappointed. I have them on two of my Baker guitars and they are great. YMMV.

    MG
     

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