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Hipshot Gibson Replacement 3-Point Bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by abngourmet, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

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    Just got my Hipshot Gibson Replacement 3-Point Bridge ... what an improvement. I can't believe Gibson persists in using the old 3-point, which sucks (I own a '76 T-Bird, '73 EB-3, '74 Ripper, '77 RD Artist, Grabber Reissue and G3 Reissue, all of which have the three point bridge). Love the basses, but geez, Gibson - get with the program and use a decent bridge (like the Babicz on the recent EBs). You'll sell more basses, I think.
  2. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

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    BTW, it's currently installed on my G3 reissue.
  3. JellinWellen

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    Because they have to keep with tradition dontcha know!? Yet it didn't Stop them from butchering the pickup placements on that new G3 tribute.
  4. bradd

    bradd Supporting Member

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    The only thing wrong with the Gibson 3 pointer is the user. It takes a fraction longer than adjusting a Fender style bridge.
  5. Remus_Redbone

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    I disagree. It's impossible to adjust the height of an individual string without moving the height of another string. There are some gauges that require heights different than the fixed radius of the 3 pt. They aren't the worst bridge ever, but they are on the list....
  6. pfox14

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    The 3-point bridge is not one of Gibsons greatest designs, but it is functional.

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