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  • Lifted wrap-around bridge concerns!!

    I've got a Gibson Les Paul Studio which had beyond horrible intonation.



    I took it to my local tech to get it professionally setup. He said he adjusted the bridge as far as possible.



    Now intonation is fine, but the bridge seems to be lifted quite abit and I'm really paranoid about the bridge just snapping and flying off straight at my face. Should this be a concern?









    Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    It doesn't look like the posts are pulling out. As long as it's not shifting around while you are playing, and I'd be surprised if it were, it's fine.
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    • #3
      I've got no idea how the mechanics of a wrap-around work. Does the grip get weaker the further it is moved back?

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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by mrbrown49
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        It doesn't look like the posts are pulling out. As long as it's not shifting around while you are playing, and I'd be surprised if it were, it's fine.




        I believe he's talking about how far back it is sitting on the posts.



        As to the question, I wouldn't worry about it unless the bridge doesn't feel secure at all when changing strings. How does it feel on the posts then?
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        • #5






          Quote Originally Posted by Deadbeat Son
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          I believe he's talking about how far back it is sitting on the posts.



          As to the question, I wouldn't worry about it unless the bridge doesn't feel secure at all when changing strings. How does it feel on the posts then?




          I realize that. Not an issue IMO as long as it's stable.
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          • #6
            should be fine and if it did pop off I doubt it would hurt anyone . What model is that , can we get some pics from top down . You could put Tonepros locking studs on it , they would secure that nicely .
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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by fretless
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              should be fine and if it did pop off I doubt it would hurt anyone . What model is that , can we get some pics from top down .




              It's one of the new Juniors with the obeche freboard.

              http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Elec...s-Paul-Jr.aspx



              Well maybe I'm a little more concerned about the guitar being hurt. In the event that it did pop out, I'd imagine it would cause a good amount of damage to the guitar.



              When i put pressure on the bridge while a note is played, I don't hear any changes in pitch (I'm assuming the bridge isn't moving).

              I just thought it looked a little odd when comparing it to my other guitar (tune-o-matic).





              But I guess if it's nothing to worry about, I should forget about it. Thanks guys!





              Also, you might notice pink shavings all over my blue Les Paul. Those darn DR Neon strings aren't as durable as they should be!

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by KevinTJH
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                I'm really paranoid about the bridge just snapping and flying off straight at my face. Should this be a concern?




                Strings are not like rubber-band's so it's not going to fly and hit you in the face.



                Unless the studs have been rigged with thermite your fine.

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                • #9
                  Looks odd but not dangerous.
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                  • #10
                    That is quite far back, but it's not back beyond the centrepoint of the post, so you'll be ok, you may wish at some point to investigate the higher end Wilkinson stop tailpiece which as two adjustable saddles, that allows intonation for 4 strings



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                    • #11
                      Doesn't Tonepros sell posts with adjustable height that would fit the bridge better...?



                      BTW please show us the whole guitar.
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                      • #12
                        It's not ideal, but should be fine. You could create a couple of washers using low value coins to go under the TP and pack out the gap between the shoulders of the studs a bit more.
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                        • #13
                          thanks for the responses, guys.









                          Quote Originally Posted by Ratae Coritanorum
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                          Do these fit 100% perfectly or will I have to make some adjustments?

                          I might consider at some point when I bother



                          I seldom play my Les Paul to be honest so it doesn't bother me too much. My initial concern was coming back to that guitar after a couple of months, and finding it totally unplayable.











                          Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner
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                          It's not ideal, but should be fine.




                          What do you mean "not ideal"? Would it lead to any long term problems?

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                          • #14
                            I don't think you're in danger of having it pop out...the bridge is in there more than half the way, and there's a lot of string pressure there.



                            But if you want your bridge to be completely clamped down straight (which I would do), I think Tone Pros sell locking ones that screw tight to the bridge and make it sit flat.

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                            • #15






                              Quote Originally Posted by mschafft
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                              Doesn't Tonepros sell posts with adjustable height that would fit the bridge better...?



                              BTW please show us the whole guitar.




                              Tonepros does sell a post with a screw down top, but it's meant to pinch yp the tailpiece so it doesn't fall off, it's not engineered to actually torque up and hold a tailpiece down flat, I'd hesitate to go down this route
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