#1
What's the difference between the two? Also, is a tune o matic more difficult to tune than a regular fixed bridge?

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#2
tune o matic has an extra bit before the strings go thru the body?
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#3
A tune-o-matic is a 'normal' fixed bridge. Unless you're calling it abnormal. And, they're easy to tune (as easy as any other bridge) and hold tune well.
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#4
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tune o matic has an extra bit before the strings go thru the body?

tune o matics never go through the body. i dont like them, because of all the intonation issues i have with mine(i might have gotten a bad apple)
#5
Quote by ironman1478
tune o matics never go through the body. i dont like them, because of all the intonation issues i have with mine(i might have gotten a bad apple)
You can get tunomatic bridges that have the string go through the body, they just don't have a tail piece. When I worked in the guitar shop, the tunomatic bridge and tail piece came in separate packages.
#6
Im guessing hes referring to the other kind of fixed bridge the ones fender uses. I like the tuneomatic as it sits up higher but its just preference neither is really any better than the other. To put a TOM on a fender it needs to be recessed then cant really use the stop piece so easily. The TOM just works better on a carved top guitar.
#7
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You can get tunomatic bridges that have the string go through the body, they just don't have a tail piece. When I worked in the guitar shop, the tunomatic bridge and tail piece came in separate packages.

i've never seen one like that!?
#8
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tune o matics never go through the body. i dont like them, because of all the intonation issues i have with mine(i might have gotten a bad apple)

I have a ToM bridge thats a string through.....
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Im guessing hes referring to the other kind of fixed bridge the ones fender uses. I like the tuneomatic as it sits up higher but its just preference neither is really any better than the other. To put a TOM on a fender it needs to be recessed then cant really use the stop piece so easily. The TOM just works better on a carved top guitar.


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#13
Tuneomatic bridges typically don't string through the body, if that matters to you. They're also debatably less adjustable. Their increased height also tends to require the slight tilt-back of the neck you see on LP's and SG's, unless the tuneomatic is placed in a routed pocket (Like on a Godin LG).
#14
Quote by ironman1478
i've never seen one like that!?

Well as you've seen there is one posted. There are a lot of guitars made like that, probably the ones aimed towards those who want to play meta/hard rock have the string through body instead of the tail piece. So I guess it would depend what brands you look at most, ESP and Dean have a lot, but when it comes to Gibson for instance, I haven't seen one that isn't a tail piece.
#15
The tune-o-matics are (to me) more comfortable for palm muting.
Apart from that I'm not really phased between the two types of bridges.