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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:45 am 
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I need a long travel LP style bridge, which are wider than normal tune o matic bridges.

If you have one, let me know!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:48 am 
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The gotoh and tonepros bridge are slightly wider, and may be enough for you. Most newer metric wide bridges (ones without a retaining wire) will work. They are very similar to the gibson nashville bridge but have the wider metric hole and posts. You buy the bridge, and install the new posts that come with it. Then you pop it on the electra. Usually fits and usually no changes at all. The ones with a retaining wire are more of an ABR sized bridge (smaller) so you don't want one of those in this circumstance. I think the B04 from Guitar Fetish is an example of the right style bridge, although the picture shows a wire, another picture does not have the wire - so last time I ordered one I asked and it came without a wire. You can always ask to be certain. They are like $12-13. Other generics on Epiphones, Schecters and the like will usually fit as well.

I also mentioned you can get an Earvana gibson style compensated shelf nut and install that. Your guitar will be better intonated all the way around. And when you adjust your intonation it will flatten out on your bridge as well, so you will be able to use your original bridge with the Earvana nut.

Another solution (you will have to contact me) is I have a 70s schaller "harmonica" style bridge I pulled off an electra I bought a while back. It had posts with it. If that won't work, your guitar needs serious work. Contact me directly if you want that.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:24 am 
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Thanks for the info Thorny. Very good.

The solution was the Wilkinson Roller Bridge. I thought I posted a pic somewhere on here with how it looks. Intonates spot on, looks great, and sounds different with much more bite and definition. The brass made the notes sort of melt together in a chord, this Wilkinson makes each note quite clear. Not better, just different I would say.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:59 am 
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Awesome. I have used those too, and use those on my guitars with Bigsby's. I don't usually use them for regular tuneomatics, but there is no reason really not to on most guitars, especially if you like them and the tone. Also they are good quality for low cost.

The only disadvantages are you must use their spacing, a little trickier to setup (but not bad), and a roller can sometimes have side to side movement (but these are pretty good, so usually not a problem). Oh yeah, and they are higher too (taller). On most guitars these things don't matter. Schaller makes on that has side to side adjustment, but it is expensive (and your saddles can move left or right on you by themselves).

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