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post Dec 16 2007, 04:25 PM
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I have a 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard "Raw power" edition It was a limited production model with a natural (raw) finish. It has nickle hardware and 2 whopping Black EMG 81/85 pickups.
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I love the way it looks and plays. However the bridge saddles are only notched on 4 of the 6 strings G through low E. The saddles seem to me to be a weak point on the Les Paul Standard. Compared to the quality of the rest of the guitar they are less polished. The problem is the low e an b string seem to move up or dom slightly on the the unnotched saddles and the distance between the strings changes frequently although it is only a small distance it is a pain in the @ss and these two strings break often because of it. I am thinking if replacing the bridge with a "Tone pros " "Superbridge" that comes with 6 notched Graphite bridge saddles. It comes in a nickle finnish to match my axe.
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Does anyone have exprience with this product is it a difficult task to replace? I am very mechanically inclined. The cost is around $100 US I wonder if I should pay someone or do it my self. I value all of your opinions and would like to know whet you think.
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post Dec 16 2007, 05:57 PM
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Unless you`ve done similar jobs before I suggest you take it to someone who knows what is doing wink.gif
THe graphite sadles are very good smile.gif


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post Dec 17 2007, 03:56 PM
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Changing a saddle isn't a very hard procedure to do I think, but if you are unsure about doing it, I recommend you let someone who knows how to do it, like Ivan said smile.gif I have a Tonepros bridge in my LTD and it has served me well to this day. smile.gif

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post Dec 17 2007, 07:40 PM
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I'm pretty sure the distance between the studs are the same on your old and new bridge so what I would do is to keep the old studs in and just replace the bridge part. That should be very easy, just plug n play.


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