Help... Need The Thinnest Wraparound Adjustable Tailpiece For An Sg Jr Without Breaking The Bank!!!

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  1. Chad

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    ttt for views.
     
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    The bridge does not tip forward all that much on this guitar. Can you show me a picture of the AD-2200 with that bridge installed please Tobijohn?
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't currently have any from an angle that will show you the height of the action but it's a little over 2mm at the 12th fret and could still be lowered down to half that:

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    There is a nice wrap around bridge made by Wilkinson for under $25. Partially adjustable.
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    Honestly, Gotoh is almost always my go-to. They're excellent bridges (and tailpieces, for that matter).
     
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    The gotoh bridges are nice, I would personally shy away from the cheap badass knockoff. I also like the PRS wraparound coupled with locking posts. Both the standard one and the intonatable ones.

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    do you have a link to one of these styles that has intonatable saddles and also, do they usually come with locking posts or do I have to buy those seperate? Im trying to spend the least mount of money as possible, but may spend a little more to get a decent one.
     
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    Philadelphia Luthier Tools has some nice, thin ones, but they aren't cheap. I'm putting one on my SG Jr. since it just has a plain stop bar.

    https://www.philadelphialuthiertool...round-bridge-tailpiece-junior-special-badass/

    It is noticeably thinner than most Badass style bridges that you see, but I think it is SAE specific. The studs are a bit different than the standard stop tail ones that are used with most wrap tail bridges.

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    unless you can find one used on ebay or something, the closest to the prs adjustable bridge is probably a tonepros unit, but it isn't exactly cheap at 89 bucks, but it does come with locking posts. My zach myers model came with the prs version on it already and I love it. It is lovely, but not going to be cheap unless bought used. I have used the wilkinson wrap around bridges also and they are hard to beat for the price, but I think you have to get the locking posts separately. I like the posts from Philadelphia Luthier.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/AVT2M-N-To...6YAAOSwhvFZBHEn:sc:USPSFirstClass!72113!US!-1

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Locking-Ta...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/PRS-ACC-40...612194&hash=item41febb45ee:g:A38AAOSwLgVcrSWA
     
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    For the money spent, I would be looking at the gotoh if I were shopping. I haven't used the bridge that tobijohn posted, but everything I have ever used from gotoh was top shelf.
     
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    +1 on that Gotoh. I have it on one guitar, and while I bought it for the added adjustability it offers, I was pleasantly surprised to see that it sits a little lower than the "lightning bolt" bridge that was on there before.
     
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    Just went ahead and ordered the Gotoh bridge... thanks for your recommendations guys!
     
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    Also you can usually countersink the post bushings into the body just a bit as another option. Possibly the cheapest option unless its a real gibson and you include the loss of value modding it.
     
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    Here, here!

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    Oh, waitaminute! Those aren't the Gotoh. I had one at first, but I had trouble getting it far back enough to intubate. These are a similar style, but without the adjustable saddle, but the break is farther back from the post center. They worked out better for me.
     
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    Intubate!!?!
     
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    Stupid auto-correct! :rage: It should have KNOWN I meant intonate! :weary:
     
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    Well we don't know, I mean you could have been inserting tubes into your guitar.

    Hey wait, so can you intubate an amp? It's just a different type of tube...
     
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    Been there. It doesn't take much to make a real difference.
     
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    I once drilled two small holes in a Gibson 50s LP Tribute to install a pickguard and let me tell you, that was pretty scary...:)

    I've also countersunk the post anchors (but not on a Gibson) and it's not a big deal. Carefully, trace around the outside of the anchor rims with an Exacto knife (or equivalent) to the depth of the anchor lip, pull out the anchors using the longer bolt technique, and then carefully chip out the scored area (don't pry from the outside in). That will leave the anchors flush with the top of the guitar and allow you to lower the action enough...
     
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