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  1. #17

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: The GrVm North
    ME: EBMM(s)
    MA: Taylor 214
    MB: Spector Legend 4
    Rig: AFX3 / KPA / MKV

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    Vinyl or even plastidip on the headstock would make it killer.

    Plastidip is 100% removable and simple to do, too.

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  3. #18

    Join Date: Jan 2014
    Location: IL
    ME: LTD EC 1000
    Rig: EVH 5150 III EL34 50watt

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    Quote Originally Posted by BStobart View Post
    How do you find the push-in bar? Does it generally stay put or does it have the Ibanez wobble?

    Its a game changer. No wobble at all. I put it on both of my guitars.

  4. #19

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: CS USA Soloist 7
    MA: Ovation Elite Standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe View Post
    I really would like the tie the headstock in, but don't want to permanently modify it. Especially not as recommended by Matt. �� I would love to get a set of the aged copper Schaller tuners but it seems they run about $150.
    Gotoh makes them, too:

    JAPARTS : Exclusive: Aged Copper Finish

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  6. #20

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Florida
    ME: Washburn N7
    Rig: Peavey 5150

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    Yeah the Gotoh are cheaper, but the Scallers have the same footprint as the stock tuners.

  7. #21

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    That looks killer. Well done sir!

  8. #22

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    That looks awesome! It's expensive for something that works totally fine as-is, but I think that would look great with an aged copper bridge, rather than ust some brisge hardware.

    I love the push0in arms - they're more like the Gotoh design with an allen key for tension, than the Ibby one. I did wear one out over maybe -5 years of use, but that was an early one and may have been faulty. I just replaced it so in a few years I'll haver a better idea, but at $19.50 or so an arm, if I have to replace the arm holder ever several years, I'm ok with that.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  9. #23

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Florida
    ME: Washburn N7
    Rig: Peavey 5150

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    Yeah a totally aged bridge would be awesome, but half the price of the guitar so it really wasn't an option for this project. I have about $50 worth of parts in this and I think it made a big enough difference. If it was a $3000 Suhr sure, but I think that really goes too far here.

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