Anywho, there are no pictures because if I had to see the process again I would slit my wrists.
I was going to type a big, long post, but even I don't want to read it. Here are the highlights:
- Been into guitar synth stuff lately
- Bought a Roland GK-3 but don't like how it looks
- Decided to buy a Graph Tech LB63 bridge with their ghost saddles already loaded
- Block is too long for my Ibanez Sabre
- Undeterred, I take apart my 7620, steal the block from the trem, and put it on the LB63
- Fucking knife edges won't jive with the Lo Pro posts, so trem doesn't return to zero
- Spend 2 hours putting both guitar back together as they were.
- Decide my Xiphos needs a new bridge anyway.
- Fucking knife edges won't jive with Edge III posts.
- Took my drill and milled out the studs so I could pound the Graph Tech studs into them.
- Trem works pretty fucking well, flutters great, and returns to zero, but the fucking saddles can't go back far enough to intonate the low E and A strings.
:fuck: (I know this will not bring an emoticon, but it should.)
The intonation is pretty close, it's just not dead-on. You'd think they'd make sure there was enough room for the saddles to move.
So, in short, I would not recommend buying this bridge if you want your intonation to be dead-on or are afraid to remove/mill out your trem studs. Otherwise, it's pretty nice. Solid construction. I was experimenting on a $200 guitar, so I didn't care all that much.
I'm gonna go have a drink now.