Bridge Help


chemical_fusion
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chemical_fusion
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03/20/2023 3:29 pm

Hi all,

Im a complete noob at this but decided to change my strings for the 1st time and didnt realise that the Bridge was detachable and well It fell off when I removed my strings and stood the guitar up lol.... Then I couldnt work out which way round it should go back on :(  

Does anyone know if this looks the right way round ?      

Many thanks 


 



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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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03/20/2023 5:12 pm

That's backwards from the traditional setup on a Gibson style bridge.  The screw heads are supposed to be on the pickup side (so the screws are pointed toward the stop tail piece).


But I've seen guitars set up opposite, like yours.  I think the determining factor here is the divots in the saddles.  The saddles with the larger divots should be used for the larger strings. 


All that said, you should probably check with the GT tech pro to be sure!


https://www.guitartricks.com/forum/c/30


Hope that helps!


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chemical_fusion
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chemical_fusion
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03/21/2023 9:29 am
#2 Originally Posted by: ChristopherSchlegel

That's backwards from the traditional setup on a Gibson style bridge.  The screw heads are supposed to be on the pickup side (so the screws are pointed toward the stop tail piece).


But I've seen guitars set up opposite, like yours.  I think the determining factor here is the divots in the saddles.  The saddles with the larger divots should be used for the larger strings. 


All that said, you should probably check with the GT tech pro to be sure!


https://www.guitartricks.com/forum/c/30


Hope that helps!

Hey Chris,

You were right about the divots! Have now reseated.  Many thanks! 



 


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