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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:29 am 
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My X930, the D string cannot intonate properly, not enough travel length for the saddle to go forward (towards the neck).

Anyone have a long travel bridge like some of the old MPC's had?
Anyone know of another long travel bridge option?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:56 pm 
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How old are the strings? Can you flip the saddle around? I've ran out of space on the 'B' and high 'E' strings, never on a 'D' before though...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:38 am 
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I know, first time I've had this issue. Brand new strings, I turned the saddles to accommodate as well. The high E and the D are maxed out, the high E is spot on with intonation. The D, however, is a little flat. Not a huge deal, I know, but I play high chords and like to hear them in tune...

Thinking about this... http://www.guitarfetish.com/Wilkinson-Brass-Roller-Bridge-Locking-stud%20s-GOLD_p_868.html
Wilkinson Roller Bridge. It has a long travel and locking adjustable posts.

The Tonepro's ABR2 is advertised as having a longer travel as well, but I don't want to risk it.

Ideally I'd like the long travel bridge that Electra used on some models. Probably only on the guitars they'd goofed up on like MINE. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:13 am 
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Frustrating I know, but hang in there. Your almost there.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:53 pm 
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I've got a Wilkinson Roller Bridge on my Les Paul. I like it very much. I think the rolling saddles help with tuning stability (easier for tension to equalize between the speaking and non-speaking lengths of the strings). I also think it helps reduce string breakage as well.

Anyway, I hadn't thought of it as long travel, but I did flip one of the saddles to set the intonation, and it was much easier than on a traditional adjustomatic bridge.

Honestly, I think it's probably worth more than it costs! Good bridge. Good price.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:22 pm 
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Why does this work? Looks like it shouldn't, but it does!

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I bought a gold and a chrome, used parts from both. Looks good, too.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:59 pm 
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What is wrong here, that the saddles must be positioned this way to achieve intonation (which is now spot on)? The neck is perfect, nut is good, it must be the strings, that's all I can think of. Ideas?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:14 pm 
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I have three possible solutions.

The larger metric tuneomatics may have a little bit more travel. You can get the tone pros ones or get standard (like a nashville bridge with metric posts). You have to use the posts that come with it, but they will generally screw right into your bushings in the body. So replace the bridge and the posts, but you can use your stock bushings. B04 is the model number. One picture shows a wire on it, the other does not, but to my knowledge it does not have a wire on it (unless something has changed). It is like $13 or so. You can find it on ebay likely for $8 if you search around. This will probably meet your needs. I use these to replace electra tuneomatics when they get so bad you can't adjust the saddles any longer. Also, you can get the real gotoh or tonepro version if you want to pay more, or even pull one off just about any but the cheapest current imports.

Also, I have a vintage schaller harmonica bridge type I took off of an electra (was not a stock bridge, but was popular in the 70s). It was possibly modified to fit the electra, but it did fit fine. Contact me directly if interested.

Also, you can put on an earvana compensated nut *get the right sized one*, and it would slightly flatten your bridge config - and your guitar would be in better tune all around throughout the entire fretboard. Get the "shelf nut" style, not the adjustable style. You can get them in an ivory or black color.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:28 pm 
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The Chad wrote:
I bought a gold and a chrome, used parts from both. Looks good, too.


Looks good!

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Would a adjustable tail stop put you more where you want to be? And does that year have the tone bar under the bridge?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:41 pm 
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Strangely it does have the metal bar under the bridge, though it probably didn't need to be designed that way.

Works great now with the roller bridge. Though a wide long travel bridge I would prefer.

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