Modern Gretsch Guitars

What kind of bridge is this?

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As I'd mentioned in a previous thread, I acquired a Black Phoenix but had to abide whilst the black pickups were swapped out for the original TV Jones to be put back in.

Well, I received the guitar yesterday and have been playing it fairly nonstop, other than sleeping or eating, ever since. However, it has a bridge on it that rattles. It is intonated really well and seems to conform to the radius of the fretboard quite well. I've sent a request to Proteus for a new stainless steel TruArc to replace it.

But... I have never seen a bridge like this before. What is it?

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It looks like a Schaller roller bridge, it also looks like it has been modified. It seems to have had holes drilled for the threaded studs to come through.

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Thank you. You seem to be correct. The drilled part was throwing me off identification. I suppose it's marginally (?) better than a TOM, but still...

...it has too many moving parts -- some of which rattle. Drives me nuts.

4

Talking to myself here, but I just ordered an AL-95 Standard bridge from Proteus.

At his suggestion, I swapped the ST-120 from my Nashville onto this Black Phoenix so I could hear how it sounds, which was fantastic. However, it being a darker-sounding guitar than the Nashville, he suggested I experiment so I ordered the aluminum TruArc bridge. I might get a little more high-end response out of it.

We'll see.

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your schaller was drilled to make it fit the wooden bridge base...roller saddles seldom really work...as the rollers get clogged down under grime and string tension..and they rob tone...a tune-a-matic is actually better!

enjoy the tru-arc..aluminum is bigsby bridge material as well

cheers

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another vote for aluminium Tru Arcs. I've got a couple...love em.


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