Tone Pros System II T3BT-G Metric Tune-o-matic Bridge Gold
Time to get some real tone and precise intonation out of your import tune-o-matic setup.
This listings is for a Tone Pros T3BT-G locking tune-o-matic bridge in gold. The items are new as pictured , include bridge, bridge posts with spare bushings for builders - no need to replace your existing bushings for the bridge and is not recommended you do so. This set is for Epiphones or other imports with large (6mm) bridge posts. The saddles are notched at the factory for easy install. Detailed Bridge specs - also see the listing photos for a detailed drawing, and measure against your guitar to be sure it fits:
* 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.
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.