Poll: Replace Mahagony Bridge with Tune-O-matic?
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View poll results: Replace Mahagony Bridge with Tune-O-matic?
Replace the wood...
1 14%
Keep the wood...
6 86%
Voters: 7.
#1
Hey Guys,

Looking for some input...

I have an Epiphone ES-175 that came with a mahagony bridge. The guitar, as is, sounds like crap. I swapped out the garbage humbuckers that came with it for some Gibson P-90s. Vast improvement overall already.

I purchased a Tune-O-Matic bridge from Stewert-McDonald but I'm not entirely sure if I am going to swap out the wooden bridge.

I play rhythm & blues from the 40's & 50's, so that nice T-bone style, sound and tone is what I desire. I have it right now the way the guitar is set up with the wooden bridge. Does swapping it out with the Tune-O-Matic kill that tone?

Anyone have any thoughts or experiences on this?

Thanks
2- Epiphone ES-295
1- Epiphone ES-175
1- Gretsch 5120 Electromatic
1- Strat Plus Deluxe
1- Fender 50's Road Worn Strat
1- Fender Blues DeVille 4X10
1- Fender Blues Deville 2X12
1- Fender Blues Deluxe 1X12
1- Ex-wife
1- Wife
6- Kids
#2
Swapping it out would probably alter your tone. My guess is it would make the guitar brighter as metal tends to chime more than wood. If you're playing 40s-50s R&B, you probably want the almost acoustic sound of playing with the wood bridge. You can get a replacement wooden bridge if there is a problem with it.
#4
They are both equal in height
2- Epiphone ES-295
1- Epiphone ES-175
1- Gretsch 5120 Electromatic
1- Strat Plus Deluxe
1- Fender 50's Road Worn Strat
1- Fender Blues DeVille 4X10
1- Fender Blues Deville 2X12
1- Fender Blues Deluxe 1X12
1- Ex-wife
1- Wife
6- Kids
#5
Is this guitar COMPLETELY hollow?
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#6
Can I ask how you have a mahogany bridge? Acoustics have ebony or rosewood bridges, but I've never seen a mahogany one, especially on electric.
#7
Sorry...don't know my woods...I believe it would be rosewood instead of mahagony
2- Epiphone ES-295
1- Epiphone ES-175
1- Gretsch 5120 Electromatic
1- Strat Plus Deluxe
1- Fender 50's Road Worn Strat
1- Fender Blues DeVille 4X10
1- Fender Blues Deville 2X12
1- Fender Blues Deluxe 1X12
1- Ex-wife
1- Wife
6- Kids
#8
Quote by oneblackened
Is this guitar COMPLETELY hollow?


Completely hollow...
2- Epiphone ES-295
1- Epiphone ES-175
1- Gretsch 5120 Electromatic
1- Strat Plus Deluxe
1- Fender 50's Road Worn Strat
1- Fender Blues DeVille 4X10
1- Fender Blues Deville 2X12
1- Fender Blues Deluxe 1X12
1- Ex-wife
1- Wife
6- Kids
#9
is this it?
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#10
Quote by oneblackened
is this it?


That's the replacement that I purchased
2- Epiphone ES-295
1- Epiphone ES-175
1- Gretsch 5120 Electromatic
1- Strat Plus Deluxe
1- Fender 50's Road Worn Strat
1- Fender Blues DeVille 4X10
1- Fender Blues Deville 2X12
1- Fender Blues Deluxe 1X12
1- Ex-wife
1- Wife
6- Kids
#11
eh, that's fine then.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#12
Well could your swap it out and if you don't like the tone change it back?


_____GEAR__________
Esp/Ltd: EX:50
Jackson KVX10
Jasmine by Takamine
Marshal MG15CD
#13
Well could your swap it out and if you don't like the tone change it back?


_____GEAR__________
Esp/Ltd: EX:50
Jackson KVX10
Jasmine by Takamine
Marshal MG15CD