1 noiselab 4 years ago Got a new/old Pre-FMIC Setzer Hot Rod. 1998 - serial #17 in tangerine. It actually came late on Thursday, but with demands as they were, I wasn't able to do anything but un-box it after letting it warm up and confirm its condition before late on Friday night.The guitar definitely needed some love, but I got it for a great price. It came with several lifted frets and multiple years accumulation of haze on all of the hardware.After several hours of care resetting those lifted frets, doing a fret level, re-crown and dress plus general clean up, it was finally time to put a new set of D'Addario NYXLs starting at .010" on it.10 minutes with strings on it, and I realized that the Gotoh bridge would have go - a total tone suck - but what do I have to replace it with in a 9.5" radius? Off to the parts box...I've had this copper Tru-Arc for a few months, and have had it on a couple of guitars without much joy. The question for the last few weeks has been to keep it, sell it, or trade it?Glad I kept it now. Talk about waking up a guitar!? Wow! Later this afternoon, I pulled a stainless steel Tru-Arc off another guitar to test, but I like the copper best on this one.Many thanks to Proteus for the development and production of the Tru-Arc bridge! It's a night and day difference!