Preferred wrap-around LP Jnr bridge type?

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  1. Atmospherium

    Atmospherium Junior Member

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    What are your thoughts on the pros and cons of different types of wrap-around LP Jnr bridge?

    There's the plain old wraparound, which gives maximum sustain and tone which is known to be a bit of a compromise on intonation.
    There's the Pigtail type with individual saddles - better for intonation but I'm told it kills sustain.

    Then there's the one with the staggered "lightning bolt" which seems a good solution.

    I'm more interested in which type works better in your experience, rather than specific brands, but if you can recommend a brand to go with your preferred type that'd be nice!

    Cheers
     
  2. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    Plain old wraparound. I've never had any intonation problems with the ones I've had. Also looks the best, to me.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Atmospherium Junior Member

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    Wow - those are nice!
     
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    IMG_2420.JPG I'm mid pickup change on my 2016 Junior, I forget the brand of this wraparound but this one works really well, and to my eyes looks excellent
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    I've had a number of them.....none have sustain issues including the Pigtail.
     
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    If I was going junior style I'd use the original style

    I've used rockinger, kluson and mojo axe all work very well with no problems
     
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    Tailpiece affects "sustain"? I better tell my amp, because he thought he was the main differentiator in that arena.


    What is this? 1975, where people think sustain is a feature of big blocks of metal? Should I get out my brass nut, to offset the loss of sustain from intonatable saddles? ;)





    Sorry...in all seriousness, I didn't notice any difference going from I normal block to a lightning bolt bridge, in my Melody Maker.
     
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    It may not be a conventional or typical choice for an LP but I think the PRS compensated wrap-around is a good piece of machinery. I have one on one of my guitars and the intonation is dead nuts perfect with .010s.

    To me the ideal bridge has zero movable parts. It's securely bolted to the body and action height, string spacing, and intonation are all perfect and built right in to its machining.
     
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    moreles Senior Member

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    I've used Mojoaxe's intonated wraptail on my JR (with 10's) and the intonation is excellent. My bias is to use more complicated, many-parts hardware only when necessary -- I like simple, when it comes to basic mechanics -- so I like my Mojoaxe bridge a lot. But now that several makers have really finely-made adjustable models, I wouldn't hesitate to go that route if my guitar needed it because I think you have to start with correct intonation in music.
     
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    I like the original style wraparound (not the lightning bolt). Philadelphia Luthier Supplies carries a great, US made one for cheap. I do plan to machine my own like the PRS style one at some point, but haven't done so yet.
     
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    Pity there is so little choice of bridges compensated for a wound G.
     
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    I've got a plain Faber on my junior. Don't really have any problem with intonation. Looks vintage cool too:)
     
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    I prefer this Badass-style bridge. Just feels best under my palm and allows proper intonation
     
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    Al, it looks, from this pic, like this bridge is compensated for a wound G, though it's hard to tell? Gorgeous guitar! Is that fingerboard ebony?


    If I recall correctly, wasn't Badass the first and original maker of adjustable intonation slip on, stop bridges?

    Just Curious?
    Gene
     
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    Thats the Epi 57 Reissue and I believe it's rosewood. Ha that Epi finish on it.
     
  18. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    No clue to be honest. Just the one that works best for me after trying out a few models.
    Got one in my Melody Maker V.
     

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