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TOM bridges and low tuning

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Rupturemetal, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. Rupturemetal

    Rupturemetal I am rape-I am hate

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    Anyone have any problems intonating a TOM equipped guitar in lower tunings ? I'm thinking of picking up a hellraiser on the cheap but I tune my current 6 string to B standard which has a locked Floyd .
     
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    None at all; the problems you'll have won't be with the bridge but with the guitar, or more specifically how it was installed on the guitar.
     
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    My ESP MI NTB will do drop A no problem.
     
  4. Rupturemetal

    Rupturemetal I am rape-I am hate

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    Can you elaborate please
     
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    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    If someone installs it improperly (ie too far back or forward) then it's very possible it wouldn't have the intonation range you're looking for.
     
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    In that case I'm suggesting to use different gauge strings - thicker strings in my experience need further intonation saddle and thinner need closer saddle.

    But in general I like TOM bridges the most, because string tension feels more sturdier and floyd bridges make strings feel flubby.
    Flat mount bridges for me feels neutral and have descent intonation range.
     
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    in my opinion there are way less problems with TOM bridges for low tunings than with any kind of vibrato
     
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    you can get a wider replacement bridge, e.g. my new tonepros is quite a bit wider than the original so there is more saddle movement
    use a string set with a wound 3rd
    it can help if the bridge is in a slanted position
     

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