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Hipshot Supertone question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Squawk, Feb 26, 2014.


  1. Squawk

    Squawk

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    So I ordered the Hipshot Supertone for my SG Special. I've read where it can leave a footprint and mess up the finish. Anyone have a solution to this? Felt, washers etc.

    Thanks
     
  2. Squawk

    Squawk

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    Anyone have any experience with this product?
     
  3. Rocky McDougall

    Rocky McDougall

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    Most bridge plates will make an imprint in the wood. I don't know anyway to avoid this that would not disturb the resonance.
     
  4. mongo2

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    With an SG flat solidbody style I'd add a washer or two to each ferrule to raise the bridge clear of the surface. If properly sized washers weren't readily available I'd use the small round adhesive cork pads I bought at Lowes (near the furniture glides) as I did on my Jack Casady archtop. I put one pad near each corner screw and one pad on either side of the center ferrule.
     
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  6. Squawk

    Squawk

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    I'm assuming you mean a nylon or rubber washer and not metal ones? Sorry. Kind of new to electrics.
     
  7. panamonte

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    It's only really a problem if you're planning to refit the original bridge at some point in the future. I replaced the 3 point bridge on my Thunderbird with a Supertone and found it to be a huge improvement in terms of being able to adjust the string height and intonation. I don't have any intention of putting the original bridge back, so even if the nitro finish has been marked by the Supertone, it's pretty irrelevant.
     
  8. mongo2

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    Either would work but nylon washers would protect the finish on the metal. I'd avoid rubber washers.
     

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