So I just bought a COW7 and am very new to TOM bridge guitars.
Here are things I want to do to it and just need some advice regarding all of this.
1) Replace the stock TOM & studs for something that maybe that locks and is solid.
1.5) What about graphtech saddles? Can these be ordered for a particular radius for 7s?
1.75) What about this ABM Bridge? Anyone try it out? How does it compare to the Tone pros stuff?
ABM 2407-C 7-String Bridge | Allparts.com
2) I also need a replacement nut since the stock one was just ripped out by the strings I put on. I want something that's gonna last and be super smooth. Need this to be black. I've heard and read about TUSQ but want something that's gonna last me a while.
3) Lastly I never really vibed with the TOM string height so I'm thinking of getting my luthier to recess the TOM with the neck pocket planed down a bit. I don't like the angle that the strings make with the body till they peak at the TOM. I like how the strings on a recessed floyd rose are parallel across the entire body of the guitar and neck. I'm wondering how easy it will be for my guy to get this done.
Other than these issues the guitar is nice. It's got a great ebony board with jumbos, lightweight and yeah the 707 doesn't work for me.