7-String Wilkinson VS-50/100 Style Bridge?

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    Does anybody know if there are 7-String versions of the Wilkinson VS-50/100 Style Bridge? I have not been able to find any.

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    Not that I can recall. Maybe drop Sung-Il an email to see if they ever made one. They're the primary manufacturer of Wilkinson bridges and have been for decades. Gotoh does OEM for them too, but not as much.
     
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    PS btw you were half-right:

    VS-50: budget version Korea
    VS-100: original Japan
     
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    If you have a drill press, or access to one, it shouldn't be hard to drill and tap the holes needed to make a baseplate Wilkinson saddle compatible.
     
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    :lol:
    I did think of that. I actually logged in to post a "WTB: Trem w/o Saddles" thread, but as I struggled with how to effectively word that, I decided to give one last try"
     
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    If you DO go that route, you're seeking a 2-point 7 string tremolo baseplate with appropriate saddle spacing to fit Wilkinson dimensions.

    The saddles, oddly enough, are widely available online. Prolly the cheap Korean version by the looks and price of it.
     

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