NGD WildKat Red Royale

Rick67

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I scored this for a good price on my local clist a couple of days ago and WOWZA! The previous owner was using it as a wall ornament for the last couple of years. He claims he wasn't a player but I think the truth was that the guitar was un-playable since it would not stay in tune for 5 seconds w/the bigsby. I threw on a fresh set of daddario 11's and removed the outer sleeve on the bigsby tension roller and now it plays about 90% better than when I got it. I have roller bridge on order that should make it go to 100% on the fixed scale but I'll have to see. The nut is not causing any problems but I went ahead and put some graphite in the slots. This guitar is a 2014 model in absolute un-played mint condition. The new bridge has a 12" radius and should be a direct drop in replacement.
 

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Hmmmmm...my reply didn't go through first time around...heh....nice 'Kat!!! I'm very interested in what roller bridge you ordered, thinkin' 'bout getting one for mine - by "direct drop in replacement," do you mean it'll work with existing bushings, I hope? Rollers sound like a so much better idea than the slotted "static" saddles on a fixed bridge when using a Bigsby....any info you can provide would be appreciated. :cool:
 

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Hmmmmm...my reply didn't go through first time around...heh....nice 'Kat!!! I'm very interested in what roller bridge you ordered, thinkin' 'bout getting one for mine - by "direct drop in replacement," do you mean it'll work with existing bushings, I hope? Rollers sound like a so much better idea than the slotted "static" saddles on a fixed bridge when using a Bigsby....any info you can provide would be appreciated. :cool:

Here is a LINK to the roller bridge I have on order. Its the correct specs and its a nice price. It should just be a matter of loosening the strings and then swap bridges. Of course you'll also have to set the intonation. When I work the Bigsby on my Kat I can see the stock bridge rocking back and forth and I suspect that over time this could be a bad thing IMO.
 

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Here is a LINK to the roller bridge I have on order. Its the correct specs and its a nice price. It should just be a matter of loosening the strings and then swap bridges. Of course you'll also have to set the intonation. When I work the Bigsby on my Kat I can see the stock bridge rocking back and forth and I suspect that over time this could be a bad thing IMO.
Thanks ...on mine, the bridge seemingly stays solid, but I can see the saddles rocking, at least...will check out the link, thanks again
 

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