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Top-Load Mustang Bridge?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by grisezd, Mar 28, 2014.


  1. grisezd

    grisezd

    Oct 14, 2009
    Ohio
    I need a top loading bridge with 2 1/16 in string spacing for a project I'm working on. Mustang bridge looks perfect except that they are through-body.

    Anyone modify one for top load? I is there enough meat there to drill?

    Thanks,
    Dennis
     
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Yep, its an easy mod to accomplish with a center punch and a hand drill.

    That is exactly what I did on this bass. Just take the saddles off, place it in a vice with a couple wooden cauls to not mar the finish, mark the hole locations, center punched them and drill them.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. grisezd

    grisezd

    Oct 14, 2009
    Ohio
    Thanks Hopkins! Awesome bass too.
     
  4. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    No problem, and thank you :bassist:
     
  5. mrbell321

    mrbell321

    Mar 26, 2012
    N. Colorado
    So... any issues w/ the chrome chipping or the underlying metal rusting?