Zinc Tailpiece on R7???

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by PoorMan, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. PoorMan

    PoorMan Senior Member

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    It's a '99 R7 and the tailpiece profile is the vintage style...but I thought these things came with aluminum???

    And can anyone recommend a good (semi-affordable) vintage correct replacement? I got one from RS which is nice, but the profile and size is way off from vintage spec.
     
  2. TnT~55

    TnT~55 Senior Member

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    I think pigtail makes pretty accurate parts, don't quote me on that though.
     
  3. Mike60

    Mike60 V.I.P. Member

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    ...a '99 R7 didn't come with lightweight TP...
     
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    TM1 Senior Member

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    The Aluminium one came out in `02. `97 would have zinc. however... some time depending on the guitar, the heavier one will sound better. I have tried an aluminium one on my `62 Melody Maker and found that the compensated zinc one actually made the guitar sound thicker, bigger and had more sustain..
     

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