Faber bridge Q:

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  1. Blue Blood

    Blue Blood Senior Member

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    Hi,
    Have any members here tried the Faber ABRN bridge as replacement to the Nashville ?
    Considering bridge options on my older Gibson ES-335, & while it does sound pretty good now (bone nut ,locking Grover's, pickups) the B & hi E hit the back of the bridge.
    I'm considering either ABRN or going full Monty with posts & regular ABR.
    Thanks & happy friday !
     
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    I've got the Fabers on my Firebird and Hamer Korina V - excellent bridges!
    They brighten up the sound and add "twang" in my ears, so make sure you're after that!
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  4. Blue Blood

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    Are those Faber iNserts ?
     
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    Yes!
     
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    If only this forum had a search option.
     
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  7. Blue Blood

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    The search function works well.
    When I read thru (most of) the threads, they all ALSO had changed out the studs for Faber's iNserts.
    I'm asking about using the ABRN with my existing Nashville studs.
    Thanks
     
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    I have outfitted every Nashville equipped guitar I ever bought with a Faber bridge. Can't say enough about the quality. I use the ABRN studs in the Nashville inserts. Easiest way with no mod to the guitar. Looks great, feels great and sounds great. This has also allowed you to lower the tail piece.
     
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    Very cool, thanks Teebs76 !
     
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    In that case definitely get the iNserts. Nasville bushings & studs have a sloppy fit. Faber is rock solid. Good for intonation and tuning stability.
     
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    Would you be opposed to decking the tailpiece and top wrapping?

    I've had good luck with the PLT stuff. I've had a few faber offerings and while they're nice, not really worth the money imo. If you go inserts, just cross your fingers Gibson drilled the holes parallel to each other
     
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    Some good comments, definitely back up why so many in other threads change the studs along with the bridge. Thanks !
     
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    You can't go wrong with Faber. I've had a Faber ABR-1 on my 59 les paul replica since day one. It's still rock solid and keeps my action where I want; while keeping me in tune. Get one of the Nashville conversion ones.
     
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