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sg classic bridge info

Brantleycoker

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hey guys i got an sg classic last year and am wondering if i should change the bridge out for an abr1 i was wondering if this would make a big enough difference to justify doing so. it has a nashville bridge on it now. any advice and or experiences would be appreciated
 

zombiwoof

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https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/645657

I put in an Allparts ABR-1 type bridge in my SG Classic, and I thought it improved the tone. It rings like a bell now.
I agree, the Allparts "Old Style Tunematic" drops right on the Nashville posts, is well-made, and inexpensive ($24-30 from an Allparts dealer). Made my SG Classic sound better, and allowed me to drop the tailpiece down to reasonable height.

Al
 

chenette

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Hi, I just got the All Parts bridge in this post for my sg classic and it came without notches for the strings.

What is the best way to handle this install this type of bridge?
 

zombiwoof

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If you decide to notch it, don't make deep notches. All Gibson does is whack the top of the string against the bridge saddle with some kind of hammer, to make a slight indent, which is why many guitars come from the factory with bent saddle screws. Personally, I never notch mine unless their is some kind of alignment problem. I put the Allparts bridge on my SG Classic, and left it alone. After playing it a while, the string makes it's own little notch by itself. I think I'm in the minority here, though, in regards to notching. I hate the pre-notched bridges, most of them have notches that are too deep, and not all guitars have bridges that line up so that the string rests right in the middle of the saddles, with the big notches you'll have problems making the strings line up right. If you just have to notch it, use a small nut file or such, note where the string lines up and put a LIGHT notch in it, just enough that it holds the string. I see many guitars where the string sets deep in a notch on the bridge, like it would in a nut, that is just ridiculous.

Al
 

bgood

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I let the notches form on their own with my Les Paul studio. My SG Classic bridge had the notches in it when I got it and they appeared to be lightly filed in.
 






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