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Gotoh 201 on a Bronco

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ejaggers, Jan 27, 2013.


  1. ejaggers

    ejaggers

    Aug 18, 2009
    Ft Worth, tx
    I’m modding a Bronco, and don’t ordinarily change the bridge on my mods. But the two saddle bridge isn’t working for me because of the inherent intonation problem.

    I got a sweet deal on a Gotoh 201, which I had planned to put on my Tricked Out Squier P.
    But what would happen if I put it on my Bronco? I know the string spacing is 17mm on the pony
    and I believe the 201 is 19mm.

    I will use this SQ MM 4 saddle bridge if the 201 is a bad idea:

    http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/bridge_genuinefender.htm


    057912
     
  2. tabdog

    tabdog

    Feb 9, 2011
    You are better off with the stock bridge than
    the wider spacing.

    Tabdog
     
  3. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
  4. ejaggers

    ejaggers

    Aug 18, 2009
    Ft Worth, tx
    Bobster, Thanks for the info. How about the action? Can you get it low enough with the 201?
     
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  6. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    To answer your question, yes. It can get low enough. My action is actually really good.

    But what I don't remember, is if I shimmed the neck or not. I'm pretty certain I put about a 1/2" wide strip of business card at the end of the pocket toward the bridge, I don't have a problem with shimming the neck (if it's okay from the factory, it's okay with me).

    All the best,

    Bob
     
  7. ejaggers

    ejaggers

    Aug 18, 2009
    Ft Worth, tx
    I put the Gotoh on my Tricked Out Squier. I haven't modded it in a while. I bought a MusicMaster Replacement bridge but didn't find out it's a string through until it arrived.
    I’ve had record setbacks trying to get this project done.
     
  8. mrbell321

    mrbell321

    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    I put a MusicMaster 4-saddle bridge on mine. Same spacing, just 4 saddles.