Tone Pros System II LPGM02 Metric Tune-o-matic Bridge & Tailpiece Set Gold
T3BT-G Metric Large Post Locking Bridge + T1Z-G Metric Locking Tailpiece
Time to get some real tone and precise intonation out of your import tune-o-matic setup.
This set pairs a Tone Pros T3BT-G locking tune-o-matic bridge with a T1Z-G Locking tailpiece in gold. The items are new as pictured , include bridge, tailpiece, bridge posts and tailpiece studs with spare bushings for builders - no need to replace your existing bushings for either the bridge or tailpiece. This set is for Epiphones or other imports with large (6mm) bridge posts. The saddles are notched at the factory for easy install. The tailpiece studs are metric, 3 1/4" post spacing and will also drop right in to your import setup. Detailed Bridge specs:
Post Thread: 8mm x 1.25 Metric
Post to Post Spacing: 74mm
Saddle Notch: Pre-Notched Saddles
Saddle Material: Zmac
Bridge Material: Zmac
Post/Thumbwheel Material: Brass
Radius: 12 inch
String Spread: Approx. 10.4mm / 2 1/16"
Post Cap Width: .23 Inches/ 6mm (Metric Flathead Post Top)
This bridge ups the ante on the Nashville Bridge concept and is head-and-shoulders above the typical import bridge in quality. It is a direct replacement, requiring no modifications to install. The saddle travel length is slightly longer, and the saddles are secured using small bolts. However the body of the bridge locks to the posts via two small set screws on the sides of the bridge.
The results are pretty dramatic. No buzzing, no rattling. The bridge is coupled perfectly to the posts, it won't move even with the strings off. This results in increased sustain and harmonics, better intonation, better tone.
The tailpiece seals the deal by locking the tailpiece to the posts via two small set screws on the sides of the tailpiece. This design is their best , the tailpiece height is very easy to adjust prior to locking.
Sure, one benefit is the tailpiece won't fall off when you change strings. Yahoo.
But the big payoff is the tailpiece now couples to the body perfectly, no matter if you screw the tailpiece all the way down or keep it up. The tailpiece is now perfectly rigid, and the difference in tone is great - better harmonics, more sustain, livelier.
These sets ship either on a single factory blister pack or on two seperate blister packs (one for the bridge and one for the tailpiece). The parts/models/specs/price are identical, regardless. We will supply them with either packaging at our discretion, which is strictly based on inventory availability.
Once you try Tone Pros hardware, you're hooked - I've got them on all my guitars - solidbodies, hollowbodies, bridge/tailpiece combos, wrap arounds, whatever. Never disappointed. People spend all kinds of money on pickups and electronics, try a couple of bucks on the string path and listen to the difference. Won't be disappointed, must-have upgrade for import hardware.