1975 Bridge Replacement, advice please!

The Chad

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Hello Everyone,

The original Nashville bridge on my 1975 LP Deluxe/Standard has caved too much over the years. I need a new one. :(

NOTE: The Faber will not work here, I need the intonation travel that the Nashville affords.

What would you recommend as a drop in replacement?
 

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I think Gibson used Schaller made Nashville bridges into the 1980's. Those should fit.

In my experience, a new and/or properly slotted nut should make it possible to use a Faber abr bridge.
 

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I like Graphtech Bridges with string saver saddles. A very subjective opinion for a specific sound, but I love their bridges.
 

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I bought the Schaller GTM bridge for my “79. Unslotted, and you’ll have to use the thumb wheels that come with the bridge.
 

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I once owned a 75 natural deluxe standard. I wish I never sold it...
 

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I once owned a 75 natural deluxe standard. I wish I never sold it...
my buddy had one of those!!!

This tobacco burst is actually my first Gibby LP! Always wanted a 1975 since I'm a 1975, too. :) Been playing fo over 20 yrs but I'd never bonded with a guitar like I have with this one.
 

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I never realised natural came in so early......I had always thought it was that 77 and beyond sort of timing.
My buddy's 75 natural was more blonde than the links above, apparently not a real common model.
 

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Mine was factory routed for hums.

Haven't been able to find another like it.
 

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Mine was factory routed for hums.

Haven't been able to find another like it.
I dont know if his was or not? I seem to remember that it was not.

My tobacco burst was factory routed, which I'm glad for.
 

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Yep, absolutely!
Just enough pressure so the strings don’t jump out of the saddles is all you need.
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Lol....been decking tail pieces for years.......pretty simple, the metal could not hold up.

Time and pressure........

the ever so slight difference that the angle change would cause is actually pretty insignificant, in the grand scheme of things.........

Time and pressure.......
 

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Lol....been decking tail pieces for years.......pretty simple, the metal could not hold up.

Time and pressure........

the ever so slight difference that the angle change would cause is actually pretty insignificant, in the grand scheme of things.........

Time and pressure.......
Time and pressure... what my Wife uses to condition me. :laugh2:
 




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