New Agile Headless Bridges

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  1. LiveOVErdrive

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    Rondomusic is FINALLY selling their headless Bridge saddles individually. I had emailed them when they first introduced their headless hawkers to ask if they'd sell the hardware alone and they said they would once they'd established their headless line. And here they are!

    http://www.rondomusic.com/product9926.html

    Unfortunately they're not as cheap as I'd hoped. 30 bucks each means a six stringer will cost you 180 for the bridge alone. Not terrible but certainly not undercutting the big brands too much

    Does anyone have one of the Agile Headless guitars who can comment on the quality of the bridges?
     
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    meh at that price I'd rather buy tengdu.
     
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    That was my thought too. I was really hoping for a set of 6-8 for about a hundred usd.
     
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    FINALLY!

    what is height measurements and do they require routing or mounting flat?
    I hope the latter as thats my need
     
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    Anyone got a link to these? I thought I'd seen them before, but after searching again, I'm not seeing them.

    ABM is the company that I thought seemed like the best deal for individual saddle bridges at about $19, but they are out of stock from Thomann for 4-5 weeks.
     
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    Link is in the OP.

    ABM is that cheap? I thought they were way more for some reason. Maybe because I'm in the US.
     
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    For headless?

    I see the non-headless (no tuner, ABM 3210) ones for that cheap, not the tuner equipped headless (ABM 3801).
     
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    When You Think Quality, Think Tengdu™
     
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    Yah the headless ABM saddles are like 32 euro it seems.
     
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    they are actually pretty good quality. not as good as t4m or hipshot obviously, but at less than half the price of those for an 8 string set they're pretty good.
     
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    spoke to Kurt.
    The height from bottom of bridge to string saddle is 8mm so these should never need routing/sinking into a body.

    Perfect for my needs.
     
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    Do they have adjustable heights or do you need to route the radius into the body?
     
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    Looks like they have saddle height grub screws on the saddle.
     
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    they never had the logo on the older tuners I have, but yeah, the disney font is funny.
     
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    Ive just ordered 6 of them. Im in the UK.

    I will update when they arrive and provide pictures when they are fitted etc

    EDIT: Im going to use the ABM locking headpieces to pair with these. I have to put in an order soon with BTN Music for them.
     
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    I would email Kurt at rondo. They might come with the headpieces and just not say it. Their guitars are fitted with some kind of strandberg style individual ones.
     
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    i will wait until they arrive then before doing anything else :)

    cheers
     

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