Compton bridges ??????

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Uglyfuzzface, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Uglyfuzzface

    Uglyfuzzface Electromatic

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    Jun 19, 2012
    England
    I have a couple of Gretsch guitars but fancy trying a Compton bridge on my 2014 due jet ,, seems the web site is down and when I tried sending a message through Reverb.com I havnt received anything back for a while now ,,, is the company still going, and if so how would I contact them ? .
    Also does anyone have experience on the tone differences between titanium / steel / aluminium? . Cheers
     
  2. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I know it, i need a couple too!
    I have brass, aluminum and stainless one's with aluminum being my favorite, nice and bright/snappy.
     
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  3. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Workknot hasn't posted in awhile. Hope all is well.
     
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  5. Yeah, I need a lefty. Wayne? Hope all is well. Stainless 12” radius lefty at that. Oooh, post measurements? I’ll get back to this. Wayne?
     
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  6. Uglyfuzzface

    Uglyfuzzface Electromatic

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    Jun 19, 2012
    England
    Well I do hope all is well for Wayne .
    Would it be worth going with tru arc for now until Compton is available again or does another company have something similar I can try for now ?
     
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Welcome to the forum, Uglyfuzzface! I would recommend Tru-Arc SerpenTune bridges available in both plain-G and wound-G intonation versions. I have quite a few of these, my favorites are Titanium and Brass. As a rough guide based on my observations and experience the various metal types can be roughly categorized tonally as follows:
    Brass: warm low-mids.
    Aluminium: bright & twangy, great for darker pickups like Powertrons.
    Stainless: bright, clear highs.
    Titanium: even, wide-range frequency response, with no particular frequency range accentuated.

    Your choice will depend on your guitar's pickups, your music genre, and your playing style (light or heavy)
    I hope this helps your choice.

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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Tru-Arc, Compton, and Dbridge are all quality pieces of gear. Only Tru-Arc seems to be up and running at the moment. Tru-Arc also has other models and even has glass bridges in various colors. Talk to owner/proprietor Tim (Proteus) Harmon---he'll get you squared away.
     
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  9. MissoulaGriz

    MissoulaGriz Electromatic

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Montana
    I just installed a new Tru Arc SerpenTune on my G6228 and it's incredible. Plus, Tim was super fast and responsive and made sure I got exactly what I needed. I can't recommend Tru Arc enough.
     
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  10. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Tru-Arc makes a great quality bridge. They’ve been the “big guy” in that space for quite awhile.
     
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  11. Uglyfuzzface

    Uglyfuzzface Electromatic

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    Jun 19, 2012
    England
    Thanks for the info , looks like I’ll try the tru arc ,,, I didn’t realise they did titanium
     
  12. Uglyfuzzface

    Uglyfuzzface Electromatic

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    Jun 19, 2012
    England
    Thanks
     
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Here's what the Titanium & Brass look like:
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  14. Uglyfuzzface

    Uglyfuzzface Electromatic

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    Jun 19, 2012
    England
    Think I’m going for titanium
     
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    That would be my recommendation, I hope this choice works for you. Remember you must specify plain-G or wound-G version and the radius (should be 12" for a Duo Jet).
     
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  16. G5422T

    G5422T Gretschie

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    May 24, 2012
    usa
    20181211_112503.jpg Tru-Arc Serpentune on my Phoenix.

    9.5" Radius Stainless Steel. Totally happy with it.
     
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  17. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    LA-ish
    I've had a couple of Comptons. LOVE 'EM! He is usually quite responsive and a pleasure to deal with. Him not answering is unusual. I hope he's on vacation or merely trying to make bail. Sending good mojo his way.
     
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  18. Uglyfuzzface

    Uglyfuzzface Electromatic

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    Jun 19, 2012
    England
    Great , thanks and will do . Looking forward to it .
     
  19. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Here‘s what raw deal aluminum looks like (dBridge base):

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  20. Uglyfuzzface

    Uglyfuzzface Electromatic

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    Jun 19, 2012
    England
    Titanium tru arc ordered