#1
So, the ABR bridge on my SG has decided to rip apart it's holes- it wobbles, sinks into the wood and is generall useless.
Now, I want sturdiness and stability, so I think a Nashville bridge with bushings would be better.

Is it possible to make this modification fairly easily??
If not, how should I repair the holes? Filling it with matchsticks probably won't do.

Thanks!
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So, the ABR bridge on my SG has decided to rip apart it's holes- it wobbles, sinks into the wood and is generall useless.
Check for termites. This doesn't "just happen".

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Now, I want sturdiness and stability, so I think a Nashville bridge with bushings would be better.

Is it possible to make this modification fairly easily??
If not, how should I repair the holes? Filling it with matchsticks probably won't do.

Thanks!
Drill the holes oversized. Dowel them. Drill holes the size needed.
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#3
What's Doweling?? IS it when you fill it and then screw it in??

I don't think it's termites. The holes aren't massively torn apart- just enough so that the bridge easily moves. However, it's an old SG- 72, so who knows.....

Would you reccomend doing this conversion?? I want extra travel for intonation also, so Nashville seems the way to go.
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What's Doweling?? IS it when you fill it and then screw it in??
Dowels:



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I don't think it's termites. The holes aren't massively torn apart- just enough so that the bridge easily moves. However, it's an old SG- 72, so who knows.....
I don't think it's termites either. It's just that the only major force on the posts is straight down. Someone has been messing around with those bridge posts and screwed it up.

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Would you reccomend doing this conversion?? I want extra travel for intonation also, so Nashville seems the way to go.
Shouldn't be necessary. If the bridge posts are located properly, you should have enough range with an ABR-1. But if you wanna buy a Nashville, why not?
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#5
Ahh, so do you think I could buy a dowl small enough for these ABR posts?? I forget the actual measurement.

The only issue then is that the saddles are worn (bone ones- hard to come buy), so I may end up putting a dowl in and then buying a gotoh replacement (they do an ABR style that is as wide as a nashville bridge). This seem like the best idea?
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Ahh, so do you think I could buy a dowl small enough for these ABR posts?? I forget the actual measurement.
I don't think you're grasping the concept here. Doesn't really matter what size dowel you use as long as it is sufficiently bigger than the post. Then drill new holes in the dowel.
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#7
Oh, I get you. The scratchplate would cover it up, so I suppose the looks wouldn't matter- I would just have to locate the exact place to put the poles.

Best dowel material?
#8
If it were me I'd use Mahogany because that's what the bodies made out of. But I'm not sure that it's the most structurally sound material. I'd wait for more knowledgeable people to post.
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#10
Well,if you've only just discovered what a dowel is,and your doin up a 72 SG,you might wanna take it to a luthier.This is the kind of thing you don't wanna **** up.
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Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
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Well,if you've only just discovered what a dowel is,and your doin up a 72 SG,you might wanna take it to a luthier.This is the kind of thing you don't wanna **** up.


I agree, shouldn't be too costly, it's not a massive job.
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Well,if you've only just discovered what a dowel is,and your doin up a 72 SG,you might wanna take it to a luthier.This is the kind of thing you don't wanna **** up.


Well, on this occasion I will probably just consult my Dad- he's good with tools.