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virtualinc

PostPosted: 04/19/2002 at 5:26 PM    Post subject: bridge link

I need suggestions on a bridge compatible with a model 500 guitar. . . Any ideas, anyone?

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wiggle

PostPosted: 04/20/2002 at 7:22 PM    Post subject: RE:bridge link

aren't all TB bridges the same?

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Ezra

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PostPosted: 04/21/2002 at 6:49 PM    Post subject: RE:bridge link

No, the Standards and Artists have the same bridge. It looks like a simple 3/16th ish bent plate with holes drilled in it for the allen screws for mounting to the neck assembly and mounting the bridge saddles. The 500's look like a casting of some type. Probably aluminum. It has sides on it that keep the saddles from drifting. They are fundamentally different. But I think your 500 (wiggle) is one of the prototypes (right?) so yours may very well have the same bridge as the Standards and Artist. I completely disassembled my 500 3 months ago to repair the notorious cracks where the body meets the neck. I'll dig thru them and see If I have a good shot of the bridge by itself. Let me know and I can E-mail them to you if your interested.

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virtualinc

PostPosted: 04/22/2002 at 10:58 AM    Post subject: RE:bridge link

Ezra, If you have a good photo of a 500 bridge, I'd love to see it. Email me at REMOVED. Also, any measurements of the assembly you (or anyone else) can provide would be appreciated. I've purchased a 500 that needs a new bridge. Thanks, Linc

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Ezra

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PostPosted: 04/22/2002 at 1:49 PM    Post subject: RE:bridge link

I'll check tonight, and send you what I have. Let me know what measurement you want, and I'll accomodate you the best I can. I just changed strings this week end, but next time i change them I can pull the bridge off and get you some more specific information. As I remember it is a fairly complex cast.

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virtualinc

PostPosted: 04/23/2002 at 11:03 AM    Post subject: RE:bridge link

Thanks, Ezra. The picture will be helpful. . . The guitar I bought should be in my hands in a few days, so I'll probably be able to determine the measurements I need. Best, Linc

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Ezra

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PostPosted: 04/23/2002 at 1:24 PM    Post subject: RE:bridge link

Sorry I haven't sent the pics. Got distracted last night, and I'm busy tonight. I'll get the pics to you by the weekend. Did you buy the franken bean from JackJones by any chance?

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JackJones

PostPosted: 04/23/2002 at 3:13 PM    Post subject: RE:bridge link

I can answer that!.... Yes! And Frankenbean is one word and it's actually a name!

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virtualinc

PostPosted: 04/23/2002 at 3:22 PM    Post subject: RE:bridge link

Yes. . . I'm planning on nursing it back to health (with valuable assistance from Frank Kelleher and Matt from ABC). I'll let you know how it turns out. . .

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