Hipshot 100% RG7X21 replacement bridges(Potential group buy)

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  1. Elysian

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    Hey guys,

    I got the bridge plates in from Hipshot yesterday, I initially ordered 5, thinking I was going to get their standard bridge plates with staggered string through holes. Little did I know, they completely recreated the 7421 bridge plate I sent them in .125 brass. These things are amazing. I was floored as I opened the box, they absolutely blew me away. Perfect attention to detail, they are absolutely perfect replicas, except thicker, and made of brass instead of thin stamped steel(or whatever Ibanez uses). They weigh roughly 2x as much as the stock bridge, more weight at the end of the strings=greater sustain. I'd imagine tuning stability might also be better, as the plate is thicker, meaning less of a chance of it flexing under string tension. The steel Hipshot saddles would also change the tone a little bit, make it a little clearer, a little brighter.

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    Anyone who was looking for a replacement piece would love this, they are definitely high end. I'm trying to gauge interest in a group buy. I've emailed Jason to see how many I'd need to get the price down a little lower(they cost me about $20 more than a standard Hipshot bridge plate), if I can get them to around the $80 mark, how many would be interested? We can do this like I've seen other group buys on other forums:


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    Fixed :lol:
     
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    hah thanks man
     
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    I got official word from Hipshot, 15 people can get them down to the price of their standard bridge, $80(assuming with saddles, without would be $60). Jason also let me know that these are actually steel, not brass like I initially thought, so even heavier duty.
     
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    what is steel? the base or the sadles?
     
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    Would be both if it comes with saddles.
     
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    I might be picking up a guitar in the next couple of days that needs a new bridge. If I do, I will be in on this :wavey:
     
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    Picking up the RG tomorrow.

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    Excellent :hbang:

    Also, this bridge should work for Carvin hardtails, and other hardtails of similar design.
     
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    Just FYI, we also don't HAVE to have the group buy, but it'd be a bit more expensive. I'll leave this up for a while and see where we stand.
     
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    Is this still goin? I'd be interested.
     
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    I think so. I just added my name to the list but haven't heard anything. Add your name to the list!
     
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    Count me in if this is still going to happen

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    Just bought a 7421 today, so hells yea!
     
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