FaberUSA USA - ESWKIT conversion kit for epiphone

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  1. powerslide

    powerslide Senior Member

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    I've used their bridge/tail combo in the past on USA made guitars and really liked them but now I'm considering this "master kit" for an Epiphone LP standard. Sounds like a drop in replacement for the stock bridge and tail with all the needed conversion parts, bushings/posts etc. Anyone here used this ESWKIT on their Epi, was it really a simple drop in and did you like the upgrade or was their possibly a better option?

    This is what I'm looking at https://www.faberusa.com/product/5020-master-kit-gloss-nickel-for-large-bridge-posts-with-eswkit/

    Thanks!
     
  2. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old school Premium Member

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    I have used the ESWKIT conversion studs on a Epiphone, but replaced them with the E-sert instead. I have no experience with the locking bridge.
    I have Faber ABR bridge, E-serts, stoptail, stop locking studs, and steel bushings in both my Epiphones.
    The kit you refer to will fit your Epiphone.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    No way I would spend $200 for some hardwareparts on a $400 Epi.....
     
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    I have an Esert with a stew mac bridge on an EPi 59 standard. I think it is worth it. Faber often has 20% off. I passed on their thanksgiving sale, but purchased a master kit with iNsert during this current sale.
     
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    PierM Black & Gold Premium Member

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    To me this looks just like an overcomplicated version of a meant to be simple design. Also overpriced.

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    powerslide Senior Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm still looking but still leaning towards Faber.
     
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    Try Philadelphia Luthiers, I believe they have conversion pieces for bridge from metric to imperial.
    I think then you can use any ABR1 bridge.
    They are a little more reasonable at $12.99.

    Steve
     
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    Thanks Steve, I'll definitely take a look.
     
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    Philadelphia all the way. :naughty:


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    It might look like that. But I have had great experiences with those sets. VERY noticeable upgrade for the sound (more sustain is what I noticed the most and bit more high end)
    I opted for the aged nickle with brass saddles. Not overdone, looks amazing. I did it on 3 guitars now with the same effect on all 3.
    They worked great for me, but I can also see they wouldn't for some else. So, as always, YMMV :thumb:
     
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