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New Tonepros AVR-II setup :: 1997 Gibson SG [7.1 lbs]

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New Tonepros AVR-II setup :: 1997 Gibson SG [7.1 lbs]

The player of this SG was having issues with the original bridge breaking strings and decided to replace it with a Tonepros AVR-II.  This new bridge came with unslotted saddles so the string spacing needed to be laid out and cut before installation.  See the video below from the daily vlog.

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TonePros bridge swap :: 2013 Gibson ES-335 TDC [7.8 lbs]

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TonePros bridge swap :: 2013 Gibson ES-335 TDC [7.8 lbs]

TonePros bridge swap :: 2013 Gibson ES-335 TDC [7.8 lbs]

The player of this 335 found that the stock nylon saddles were not yielding the tone he was looking for.  For a quick experiment, I pulled the TonePros bridge on my 1986 Howard Roberts Fusion and installed it on his 335.  He liked the results of the metal saddles better so we decided to swap out the stock bridge.  I ended up lightly distressing the new bridge to match the existing hardware.  The new bridge was laid out, notched and set up in the vlog video below.

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Broken headstock & upgrades :: 1992 Gibson Les Paul [7.7 lbs]

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Broken headstock & upgrades :: 1992 Gibson Les Paul [7.7 lbs]

Broken headstock & upgrades :: 1992 Gibson Les Paul [7.7 lbs]

Another Gibson, another broken headstock. The neck break was repaired along with an odd break in the control cavity.  While the guitar was in the shop, the player decided to make a few upgrades, including a Tonepros bridge, amber bell knobs and cream appointments (pickup rings, switch plate, output jack plate - all originally black).  The player will be swapping out the Dimarzio "Mega Drive" (DP107) bridge pickup himself for a classic '57.  In order to cosmetically match the new pickup, the player had me install a gold cover on the neck pickup.

Below is the headstock repair.  We opted for no finish touch ups, so I just wet sanded and buffed the area to improve the feel.

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1965 Epiphone Olympic :: headstock and heel break repairs

1965 Epiphone Olympic :: headstock and heel break repairs.  Also the Seymour Duncan single-sized humbuckers were custom mounted and a TonePros AVT-II wraparound bridge installed to greatly improve the intonation.  The original bridge has fixed saddles with a G set for a wound string.  Click the #olympic tag below to see other photos from this project.

1965 Epiphone Olympic :: headstock and heel break repairs.  Also the Seymour Duncan single-sized humbuckers were custom mounted and a TonePros AVT-II wraparound bridge installed to greatly improve the intonation.  The original bridge has fixed saddles with a G set for a wound string.

Click the #olympic tag below to see other photos from this project.

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