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Thread: New 2 pc bridge vs wrap-around bridge

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    Cream Crackered Mikegarveyblues's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSHB2 View Post
    As far as I know it's exactly the same 2-piece bridge that is on the SC-58 and the JA-15. I own both and find the bridge to be extremely comfortable. I note no decrease in tuning stability or sustain. Don't hesitate to give one a try.

    I really like the look of this bridge. Would love to see an SE version!
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    Anymore on this?

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    I'll chime in with my opinion. I like the one piece wraparound far better visually. Sonically I cannot speak on it because I haven't tried. I'm sure they sound great. It's PRS. They won over my confidence years ago.

    I won't slam the 2 piece design. But I doubt I'll ever own one. It would be a deal breaker on any guitar I'm considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeebulldog View Post
    My SC58 Artist with the ebony board and 2 pc was always brighter/thinner sounding no matter what pickups I tried. I'm not sure how much of that was the ebony vs. the bridge but I've never had that issue with LP Customs or other ebony boarded guitars with similar bridges.
    Having had the Stripper and the SC58 AP with ebony board, there's no question in my mind that the ebony makes a big difference, but then so does the guitar; my SC AP has tons of oomph!

    LP Customs I played were all-mahogany guitars, inherently darker and thicker than maple tops. I don't know enough about Gibson any more to know if that's still the case, but they were once all 'hog bodies. So that might play into some of the differences you've observed.

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    I wasreluctant to make the switch because I thought The old bridge was great, and I thought the new one was somewhat of a stolen idea (not like Gibson is the only one using that set up). However, I found the new, two-piece was much more comfortable and felt like the action was lower, even though it was not. I don't have the ears to notice a difference in tone between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeebulldog View Post
    The other SC58 I had didn't have the same issue, but when doing a straight up comparison to a Ted SC with the same pickups, the 2 pc was noticeably brighter. Maybe that's more "vintage" correct tone, but I guess I've gotten used to something a little more ballsy.
    Could this be just the difference between those two specific guitars or the difference between the 2 sets of pickups?
    Last edited by FJ4; 02-04-2013 at 03:07 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJ4 View Post
    Could this be just the difference between those two specific guitars or the difference between the 2 sets of pickups?
    Possibly, although I tried with 2 sets of 53/10s, and several other types and brands of pickups that are supposed to be better suited for brighter guitars. I'm still thinking it's a combination of the ebony and the 2 pc. I'll be avoiding both until I hear a guitar first hand that proves my ears wrong.
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    I'm probably gonna try both this weekend just to put some "X"s in my checklist. I'm curious to see what some are calling "brightness" maybe a certain "clarity" instead.

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    I think there's a certain symmetry in PRS improving on Paul's friend Ted McCarty's design (just my opinion, it certainly makes string changes simple).

    For anyone with doubts about the tone differences (advantages to my way of thinking), take a listen to Chris Reynolds' Stripped 58 in a video he's posted recently reviewing a different Marshall style amp over on Vintage Rocker. He's CRGTR there, too:

    http://www.vintagerocker.com/forum/s...-AMAZING%21%21

    Then play your older style Singlecut and see if you can get the same tone with it. There are audible differences. Not saying you won't prefer the wrap, that's a matter of taste. But it does create a somewhat different tone.

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