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These bridges are chosen for their highest manufacturing, playability, and sound quality. They each have particular characteristics.
All minimise the non-vibrating length of string at the tail end beyond the bridge, which provides better tuning stability and better sustain than bridges that use separate tail-stops.


Hipshot Fixed Bridge

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Made of precision machined brass and chrome plated.
Clear bright tone.

Stringing: from back through body.
String spacing E to E: 52.8 mm like Strats
String height above body: adjustable around 10 mm like Fenders
Compatible neck angle: straight like Fenders
Height adjustments: each of 6 strings
Intonation adjustments: each of 6 string

 


Hipshot Vibrato Bridge

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Made of precision machined brass and chrome plated.
Heavy steel back block for best tone.
Bright tone with sweet floating bridge modulation.

Stringing: from back through heavy steel vibrato block.
String spacing E to E: 52.8 mm like Strats
String height above body: adjustable around 12 mm like Fenders
Compatible neck angle: straight like Fenders
Height adjustments: each of 6 strings, and overall at each end
Intonation adjustments: each of 6 string


Gotoh Wrap-around Bridge

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Made of caste alloy and chrome plated.
Clear bright tone.

Stringing: from top through bridge block.
String spacing E to E: 51 mm like Gibsons
String height above body: adjustable around 17 mm like Gibsons
Compatible neck angle: angled back like Gibsons
Height adjustments: overall at each end
Intonation adjustments: each of 6 string, and overall at each end


Schaller Hannes Bridge

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Made of a low mass low friction composite teflon material.
Clear balanced tone with fine individual string definition.

Stringing: from back through body.
String spacing E to E: 53.7 mm
String height above body: adjustable around 12 mm like Fenders
Compatible neck angle: straight like Fenders
Height adjustments: each of 6 strings
Intonation adjustments: each of 6 string


Rees Black Bridge

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Made of ertalyte engineering plastic
Smooth clear balanced tone with fine individual string definition
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Made of a very hard tonewood
Smooth balanced tone with a slight woody resonance

Stringing: from back through body.
String spacing E to E: any to order
String height above body: FIXED 12 mm bass to 11 mm treble
Compatible neck angle: straight like Fenders
Height adjustments: NONE
Intonation adjustments: NONE

This bridge offers exceptionally good tone and particularly easy playability. However it is made to be compatible with only one customer-specified string type and weight. It is only suitable for guitarists with expert understanding of guitar set-up and who will always use exactly the same string specification. The guitar neck truss-rod must be kept perfectly adjusted for perfect string heights. This is made easier with the neck side adjustment of Rees guitars.



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