#1
hi guys just wondering if i was to buy a new Melody Maker, would i be able to modify the bridge from a wrap around to a proper tune-o-matic or some kind of bigsby. i dont have any kind of tools to route it or whatever, but a simple drilling would be easy.
#2
I don't see why not. Take measurements from a guitar with a tune-o-matic bridge and drill the holes.
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#4
Perfectly doable with some elbow grease.
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#5
Indeed. and it sounds like a rather good idea as well. Go for it, man.
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#6
i believe now i have decided i will get it in black and attach a black/chrome bigsby to it. then i will replace the standard single coil with a stacked one, probably a Duncan HR/lil '59/screamin' demon

by the way im aiming to have it do metal/hard rock more then anything.

thoughts?
#7
You might want to through in extra for a locking nut or tuner system. Without proper setups bigsby won't hold tune so good, or so I heard...
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#8
If you're going through all this trouble, why not simply build your own? The Melody Maker is absolute barebones, so there isn't much else you can do. If you're replacing the bridge and pickup, then just get a slab of mahogany. It'd be a good learning experience, and you'd probably save a great deal of money in the long run. Besides, then you can say that it's really yours.
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