Bridge For A Headless, Multiscale Guitar

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  1. ExultationJeff

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    I want to build a Strandberg Boden 7 copy (with Ola's permission of course) for myself with 26.5-25.5" scale and I've been looking for a suitable bridge but I've only been able to find Ola's bridges, which are hella expensive (~$500 Canadian :ugh: ) I've also looked at the Hipshot headless bridge and it seems great but I don't know if it'd work with the multiscale.

    Do you guys know of any less expensive alternative that'd work for the multiscale?
     
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    Hipshot's stuff can be made to work with multiscale, you just need some longer screws for the high strings. Check this Xen:

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    Search technology4musicians or something like that. I got mine from there and they are very nice and cheap also.
    Not as nice as my berg but they will do at less than half the price. Haha.
    It's an Italian company, and they are really nice guys. I got mine blacked too.
     
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    Thanks guys! I'll check both of them out and see which one I like more.
     
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    Technology 4 Musicians makes some solid stuff for great prices. Takes 4-5 weeks but totally worth it.
     
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    Dang that guitar is sweet! The bridges are nice of course..

    -Brett
     
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    Didn't someone post their homebuilt bridge idea which was mechanically simple to make with a drill press?

    I normally subscribe to that stuff so I can find it later, but I don't see it in my list. A shame, because it was brilliant and inexpensive.
     
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    1/8" Aluminum angle, drill holes for mounting, saddle, and string thru, and cut them out. Slap some cheapo saddles and you've got multiscale bridges. I'm working on a headless mechanism that isn't nuts like rick toone, and can be done with common parts.
     
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    Yeah, but it was for a headless design, so the bridge had some drill press involvement IIRC.

    Aargh. I just spent some time browsing images, trying to find it, but no luck. *grrrr....*
     
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    This detailed plan in PDF format may be of interest to you. It's pricey but I think it is also possible to refine this idea if you can mill some parts on your own.
     
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    From the other side of the fence, when I played strandy's #13 I found the tuners to be rather... grindy... Perhaps this is just due to the way the inline threads are on all headless stuff? I wouldn't pay sticker price for the name brand stuff.
     
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    Is this it ?

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    Wait, so what kind of screws are those? I'm curious because the pic was also not loading.
     
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    The intonation screws, but that doesn't really matter because hipshot started making individual headless bridges since that post.
     
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