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Four Uncles ABR-1 bridge just in and...

ajtonly1

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Curios also as I just paid for mine and waiting.........FYI as other's have stated FAcebook messenger is the way to go for contact. Usually takes them a day or 2 to respond
 

ajtonly1

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for those who care got my guitar back the 4 uncles bridge and crazy part bridges notch. A 63 bridges is on there now. going to TRY to record them this weekend.
how about just thoughts, we can wait on the recording
 

m bernardi

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guy's I'm sorry I do construction and I am at a major airport so I am at their mercy and working weekends so no time to do sound samples. If I don't work this weekend I will do them. but I had my tech put on the 4 uncles bridge instead of the 63 that was on there end I think notes are clearer BUT!!!!!!!!! your mind end ears can fool YOU!!!!! of what you remember, that why you need sound samples!!!!!! hopefully i can get to do them this weekend. And 4uncles saddles are a little wider then the crazy parts closer to 50s
 

RossL

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Guys, please check out this bridge. I own one and am really loving the improvement it brings to my 2019 R9. Top flight quality built product and an excellent focused tone. I love it.

 
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Arnold M.

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Guys, please check out this bridge. I own one and am really loving the improvement it brings to my 2019 R9. Top flight quality built product and an excellent focused tone. I love it.

pretty cool I know Mr. Cooper a little bit and can say he is passionate about trying to re-create the perfect correct repro ABR .. he is legit
 
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tdarian

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Ok, I’ve given the Four Uncle’s Bridge a shot, and I like it. I put it on a guitar that I was already happy with, a 2007 R6. The best sounding ABR-1 I’ve had previously on that guitar is the stock Gibson wired bridge, followed closely by a Pigtail zinc. The worst bridge on that guitar was the stock no-wire ABR-1 that came on my 2011 R7. The Four Uncle’s ABR-1 is slightly better yet that either the stock wired or the Pigtail on the R6. I’ve also tried the Faber as well as the ABM bell brass.

On my R7 the best I’d tried was the Pigtail, the worst was the stock bridge and the Faber was in between. The ABM brass bridge was waaaay too muted and compressed. The Four Uncle’s bridge was clearly better on the R7, more of a noticeable difference. It’s a brighter guitar than the R6.

The Pigtail ABR-1 has less top end “zing” than either the no-wire stock or the Faber,. That’s what I like about it. The wired ABR-1 is similar. The Four Uncle’s is a bit smoother even than the Pigtail.

I’ll be leaving the Four Uncle’s bridge on the R6, it’s the better sounding guitar overall for what I like to hear.

I have not notched the saddles. The info sheet that came with the Four Uncle’s ABR-1 indicates you can leave the saddles unnotched which is how things are currently.

So overall I’m giving the Four Uncle’s bridge a ratjng of 5 FUs, it’s that good 😊
 

renderit

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Thank you tdarian.

I respect your opinions.

It would appear from your findings that bridges may not be "one size fits" all either.

It's like the pickups.

I find a set which sound great in one fiddle but maybe not so much in another.

I will try a few FU's.
 

honduras

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Thank you tdarian.

I respect your opinions.

It would appear from your findings that bridges may not be "one size fits" all either.

It's like the pickups.

I find a set which sound great in one fiddle but maybe not so much in another.

I will try a few FU's.
Mine is for sale in the Emporium.
 

TM1

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Thanks for the info guys! Much appreciated! Another one to check out👍🏻
 

maarvold

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do the screws and saddles fit that loose and just fall out and if so is that how the vintage/original ones were ?
The screws fit very well in the saddles; and the saddles fit very well in the bridge--I think the integrity of the mating surfaces between the saddles and bridge are part of why it sounds good to me. But--without a string holding it in place--the screw-saddle assemblies can fall out. Knowing what a maniac those guys are for authenticity, I'd 'bet a nickel' that's how the originals were, even when new.
 

fernieite

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The screws fit very well in the saddles; and the saddles fit very well in the bridge--I think the integrity of the mating surfaces between the saddles and bridge are part of why it sounds good to me. But--without a string holding it in place--the screw-saddle assemblies can fall out. Knowing what a maniac those guys are for authenticity, I'd 'bet a nickel' that's how the originals were, even when new.

Our own @j45 believes they were fairly tight when new. Check out some good observations from an older thread below.

 
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