wow, I bet. He sweat through his pickups especially the bridge pickup. I read it had to be replaced fairly regularly with a DiMarzio.I had a chance to see Gallagher's Strat close up when it was in luthier Chris Eccleshall's shop for servicing in the early '70s. The bridge was a solid hunk of rust.
Actually, they may not. In my experience with replacing parts on my PRS, the entire guitar needed to go back to the factory for the replacements. They seem to want to carefully control the parts floating around the market.I am sure that PRS will happily send you $5 worth of plastic knobs.
It's different from any other PRS bridge. It's more like a vintage Fender 6 screw bridge, not the typical PRS/Mann type bridge. I'm not exactly sure where the bridge on the Silver Sky is made, but I'd be surprised if it's not imported.I’m curious as to what type of bridge is on the SS. Is it the Core model PRS bridge, or do they use the import / budget bridge on it? Even though my CE is considered Core, it still uses the import bridge.
Maybe the import bridges aren’t as solid as the domestic ones?
The cost of plating has skyrocketed. I needed a part chromed for my car and was shocked at the prices various vendors quoted. Thanks the EPA and regulations. Fender's amps now have painted black panels and not chrome due to cost and RoHs regulations. Plating is ugly business. I don't doubt the plating today isn't what it was years ago.Maybe the import bridges aren’t as solid as the domestic ones?
Not sure of the cost difference between plating steel and using stainless. It IS much harder to machine and stamp.i figured the bridge would be stainless steel. petillo uses stainles steel on all of my guitars (and springsteen's too) for this very sweaty reason. even the screws on my pickguard.