Tone Pros Tone Pros II Tune-O-Matic Chrome Bridge

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Description This is a Tune-o-matic style bridge that uses 2 allen screws to lock the bridge to the post. This prevents the bridge from moving during string changes and supposedly gives better coupling.
Posted By Chris Wilson (731)
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On 7/29/2002, Chris Wilson (731) posted:
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I looked at a lot of bridges to replace the crappy one gibson gave me on my SG Special. I hated that when I changed my strings, my bridge always moved around (old bridge post holes were about 4mm but the posts were about 3mm). I drilled new bushing holes into my guitar and did a fair, but not great job(USE A DRILL PRESS AND A TEMPLATE!!! TIGHTEN DOWN THAT TEMPLATE WELL!!!). Now the bridge doesn't move much when I change the strings and fits much better. As I said above though, the posts wiggle a slight bit in the bushing (bushings sit in the holes drilled into the guitar). Overall this is a great product, but I only recommend buying it if you have a problem with your current Tune-O-Matic bridge. I don't think it helps tone any.
Price: $70.00 (new)
Where Obtained: WD Music Products
This is a Tune-O-Matic bridge for guitars with a 12" radius. The bridge uses friction allen screws to keep it attached to the posts during string changes. This is to keep the bridge from moving and falling off without tension. The manufacturers claim it improves tone by transfers string vibration energy to the guitar better (I can't tell). If you use the bushings/posts that come with the guitar, then the bridge fits nicely onto the posts. I wish the posts had a little less give than they do. The bridge is tight to the posts, but the posts wobble a bit in the bushings. Still, the bridge isn't coming off unless I loosen the allen screws. I purchased saddles without grooves because I wanted to shape my own which was fairly easy to do with a needle file set, feeler guages, and 600 & 1500 grit sandpaper.
Looks to be top notch materials but I've only had it a month.The saddles are comfortable to rest my hands on. Intonation screws are well supported.