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

bluesroom

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I preferred the Four Uncles to the zinc Pigtail on my R7 and R6. It was very close on the R6 which had a very balanced tone to begin with using it’s stock wired ABR1.

I recently acquired a 2021 R9, I’ve not yet tried the Pigtail on it. The Four Uncles was different but the stock Gibson ABR1 sounded quite good with the R9. Did they change the ABR1s with the True Historic era parts?

Generally what I’m hearing with the Four Uncles, much like the Pigtail zinc is a reduction in high frequency “fizz” or “glare” and more of a round full tone. The Four Uncles takes it a little further but leaves plenty of bite.

Note: because I’ve been moving the Four Uncles around I have been using it with unnotched saddles. I’m told that might in itself lead to a slightly softer attack, but everything sounds good and the strings stay put even with bends/vibrato.
So if I used this with un notched saddles that should work fine? Is it correct that a light tap with a mallet with the string in place with seat the string ?
 

tdarian

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So if I used this with un notched saddles that should work fine? Is it correct that a light tap with a mallet with the string in place with seat the string ?
Yes, and yes for the unwound strings on the mallet tap
 
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