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#840937
twangnsnarl wrote:Bridge is round the wrong way though, innit? Not a major, but it's easier to adjust the intonation screws if they're pointing at the tailpiece.

Good catch, looks like I put it back on the wrong way after the last string change
#840938
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
twangnsnarl wrote:Bridge is round the wrong way though, innit? Not a major, but it's easier to adjust the intonation screws if they're pointing at the tailpiece.

Good catch, looks like I put it back on the wrong way after the last string change


Older style ABR style bridges (like your one) normally have the screws facing the neck, Nashville bridges (like on modern Gibsons) are the ones that have screws facing the tailpiece.
#840957
Lyle wrote:Older style ABR style bridges (like your one) normally have the screws facing the neck, Nashville bridges (like on modern Gibsons) are the ones that have screws facing the tailpiece.

Really? I didn’t know that, thought the screws were meant to face the tailpiece regardless. Might just leave it as it is then seeing as the intonation is spot on
#840967
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
twangnsnarl wrote:Bridge is round the wrong way though, innit? Not a major, but it's easier to adjust the intonation screws if they're pointing at the tailpiece.

Good catch, looks like I put it back on the wrong way after the last string change


That would have helped the intonation no end! ;)
#841011
Lyle wrote:Older style ABR style bridges (like your one) normally have the screws facing the neck, Nashville bridges (like on modern Gibsons) are the ones that have screws facing the tailpiece.

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Came across that photo this morning, thought I'd post it here as it seems to support your statement. Do you know what the reasoning is for having the two common LP bridges facing different directions?
#841021
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
Lyle wrote:Older style ABR style bridges (like your one) normally have the screws facing the neck, Nashville bridges (like on modern Gibsons) are the ones that have screws facing the tailpiece.

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Came across that photo this morning, thought I'd post it here as it seems to support your statement. Do you know what the reasoning is for having the two common LP bridges facing different directions?


Im not sure, possibly because the ABR has larger screws so needs to face the neck so they don't hit the strings. To confuse things further guitars with factory vibrato tail pieces have the ABR flipping around the other way.