Bridge Upgrade: There is no easier or better upgrade than replacing a stock tune-o-matic bridge. The well-made gears will keep you in tune and keep the vintage look of your guitar. The saddles are machined to tightly fit the bridge without gaps, rattles, or "slop"—you'll instantly have improved resonance and tone. $13.95 to $17.95. 1968 Gibson EB-3. And if you're still not sure, we're here to help. They can also fit the studs poorly, which destroys resonance. These guitars look great, but the stock hardware hurts their overall tone and performance. Free shipping. Just follow these simple steps: The stock saddles are often slotted too deeply, causing buzzing, and can be hard to intonate. Nickel. more, Gibson Thunderbird bridge (1960s). Great deals on Epiphone Guitar Bridges. All original, EC, Hard case, Gibson 1967 EB-2, Excellent Condition! (73.82mm), IT WILL FIT! We preset the string spacing for you but you can change it to suit your specific needs. Notice the straight, thin mounting arms. When posts or hex screws are worn, the bridge can tip forward to some extent (some people call this bridge the Gibson ever-tilt), which can cause problems with action, and intonation. We picked everything in this set to fit perfectly on your metric "large post" tune-o-matic found on most Epiphones and other imported guitars. Part number BR-750N. The principle was very simple: by pulling the lever away from the bridge, it's raised part pushes a piece of felt up, under the strings, dampening vibrations. Epiphone Ripper Bass Guitar Bridge Original String Saddle. If you're set on a t-bird, but you're not too keen on those 3-point bridges (I don't blame you, I'm not) another option to consider is the Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV (or Pro-V, if you like.) If they accept the nut, IT WILL FIT! 1981 publicity for the Victory bass summed it up: For the ultimate in player adjustment we give you the TRI-4 bridge. The saddles of the Gotoh Tune-o-matic are precision crafted and use high quality, resonant metals. A direct replacement bridge for your Gibson 3-point bass bridge that uses your existing hole pattern. Will it fit? This bridge is a sturdy, heavy-duty bridge which overcomes the tendency of its predecessor to tip forward, by having an extra post at the front. Free shipping. Listen to these soundclips of a muted and unmuted Gibson EB3. Machined out of solid aircraft-quantity aluminum, the Hipshot SuperTone bass bridge features complete adjustability that is easy to use: precise intonation, independent string height, and even side-to-side string spacing adjustment. In most cases, replacing your hardware is as simple as unscrewing the old studs and posts and screwing in the new ones, and maybe drilling a hole or two for the tuners. We've found the best new hardware to dramatically upgrade the tone and playability of your favorite guitar. The Epiphone Hardware Upgrade Kit includes: Need pickups and wiring too? Improve your Epiphone®'s tone with three simple upgrades $77.77. But you don't need to settle any more! The smoothly polished saddles aren't sharp and won't cut your hands like some lower quality saddles can. In use 1971-1980. more, © 2007-2020 | terms and conditions. The Grover Vintage Keystone Tuners look just like the originals from the 1950s, but work amazingly better. more, Gibson two-point Tune-O-Matic bridge. ... Tune-O-Matic Bridge for Epiphone Les Paul, SG, ES, Dot. Measure your stud spacing: Remove the studs from your original tailpiece. We start with a chrome-plated heavy cast base plate secured directly to the body, but check out its versatility. $75.00. Measure your threads: Using a metric nut with M8 x 1.25 threads (available at any hardware store), or our Thread Detective, measure the posts and studs from your original bridge and tailpiece. Don't make a new nut just to fix a low slot—fill it! 4. The bridge attaches to its posts by means of two hex screws. DON'T MISS A BEAT, sign up for StewMac news, Black Friday Sale! Measure your pegholes: Remove one of your tuners. As used on the Gibson Grabber and Gibson G3 basses.