#1
Hey everybody, I recently purchased an epiphone 1958 korina explorer from a friend and when I got it, I saw that the bridge was a bit rusted or worn out and was thinking I should replace it....my choice is a tonepros metric locking tune-o-matic/tailpiece set, what do you think about that?


And I also plan on upgrading the tuners to sperzel locking tuners- the trim lok tuners.
And adding EMG 81/60s to get the metallica sound.

So overall, I want to get the explorer as close as James hetfield's as possible...is it worth it?

Ps. Money is no object so don't ask for my budget!
#2
why not get the Het Set then instead of the 81/60 since there is a slight difference.
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#3
I tried the het set, didn't feel right to me...the neck of the 60 is better than the het set' whereas the bridge 81 sounds the same.
#4
My tone pros bridge has a pretty poor finish on it, wore off easily and I wipe it down every time I play.

I'd go for the 81/60 though.
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