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Recent content by pharmd07

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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    There’s no shortage of folklore on the internet! I’m actually relieved to know that top wrapping is unnecessary. It’s kind of a pain in the ass to do compared to the standard method of stringing.
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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    That makes perfect sense. Thanks for all the advice!
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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    UDPDATE! Firstly, I want to thank everyone for their help and suggestions. Things are looking better for my Heritage H150. Here's what I did: 1) I got my new TOM bridge, which is a Graptech Resomax, the one with the metal saddles. It was easy to install. This time, I didn't top wrap the...
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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    Thanks for your help! I’ll try to mess around with the setup some more this weekend. I don’t know why this guitar has been so hard to set up. My other 12 guitars give me no problems. Is it ok to message you if I have any questions? Thanks again!
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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    Indeed! I just want to completely rule out the bridge before I drive several hours to have a tech work on the nut. I placed an order for a new bridge 3 weeks ago and I’m still waiting for it to get here. The $20 Gotoh bridge I had laying around isn’t that good and rattles like crazy.
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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    I am using the open string method. I’ll try intonating at the third/fifteenth fret once I get another new bridge on the guitar. Maybe I’ll eventually find a bridge that works better. I know the nut needs work. The headstock, while shaped differently from Gibson’s, still suffers from the same...
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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    They do, but I wish they weren't so ugly. I am considering trying a Wilkinson locking TOM roller bridge like this one. It looks like it might have a lot of intonation range to it...
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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    I don't have a very precise ruler long enough to measure this, but I used a tape measure (marked in 1/16") and tried to measure as close as I could down to 1/32". The treble side is 24.781", and the bass side is 25". If I'm doing the calculations correctly, the bass side might be a little too...
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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    The saddles are already oriented so they can move all the way forward.
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    Anyone ever have to relocate a TOM bridge?

    I bought a new Heritage H150 over the summer. At first I thought all was well until I changed the strings. I had to top wrap the strings over the tailpiece because they were hitting the TOM bridge behind the saddles. That’s no big deal. The problems started when tried to intonate the bridge...
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    A/B box recommendations?

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s defective. It sucks not having a local music store. I have to buy everything online, and trying gear and returning things is such a pain in the ass.
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    A/B box recommendations?

    Yup. Tried all the switches, tried different cables, tried with a power supply and without, tried not plugging in my guitar, still squealing. It’s very microphonic.
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    A/B box recommendations?

    I tried the Bigshot ABY. No luck. It introduced a massive amount of squeal, much louder than the guitar signal. Definitely not usable. Bummer.
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    Hanging a couple of guitars on the wall… Suggestions requested

    It’s much easier to use a case humidifier than it is to humidify a whole room. Room humidifiers are notorious for getting moldy. You can change the water several times a day, clean it out with a bleach or vinegar solution, use silver based disinfectant products, etc, and the mold will win.
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    Hanging a couple of guitars on the wall… Suggestions requested

    Yeah, I tried to fight the humidity battle for years. I had a humidifier running constantly in my music room. Had to thoroughly clean it out daily to keep mold buildup in check. It didn’t matter what cleaning or disinfectant product I used, the mold came back in 24-48 hours. It was just too much...
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