Wrap around bridge/stop tail on LP style guitars

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  1. Gallery

    Gallery Supporting Member

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    What is your experience with these? Likes/dislikes? Pros/cons?

    I've never owned one. I played one and it feels a little funky to me, but I think I could get used to it.
     
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    I had one and won't be getting another. Intonation was crap.
     
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    I Own 3, R4, 1960 LP JR and a 1965 SG jr, they all intonate very well. They are some of my favorite all time great sounding guitars. Sometimes it takes a little tweaking to get the intonation right on but I've always managed to get it.
     
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    i've got 2 wrap tail Gibbys, an R4 and a P. Townshend SG.

    I have no intonation issues with either. The R4 has a Pigtail TP on it, and the PTSG has the stock, "lightning bolt" tp. Both have P-90s and are just awesome axes! I use both in my Jurassic rock cover band extensively.

    They kill in a cranked marshall, and have a slightly looser feel than their TOM brethren.
     
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    Well my 1997 Gibson DC Studio was hopeless but I'm willing to accept that others had better luthiers looking at the issue :)
     
  6. lester

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    If you have issues but want to keep the original look. MojoAxe makes a compensated one.

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  7. jads57

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    The original Les Pauls w/ wraparounds were a Crap Shoot at best. But when done correctly I like them better than the tuneomatic stop combo. The good news is there are a bunch of replacements like Wilkensen, Tone Pros, PRS, Resomax, Pigtail, Schroeder, etc.
     
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    Those look a lot better than the Badass I had on there while I owned my problem child.
     
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    After a little tweaking my Epiphone LP Jr intonated well with the stock bridge.

    When I got an Agile LP Jr DC copy, I bought this bridge from GuitarFetish. It's worked rather well and I'd probably get another one for a Jr that had intonation problems.
     

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