ABM 2400c Rollerbridge Arrived!

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by RomanSteve, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. RomanSteve

    RomanSteve Electromatic

    29
    Feb 27, 2021
    USA
    Incredibly, it arrived today in the Catskills NY after I ordered it less than four days ago from Germany? It dropped right into place on my 5622. Super happy so far. I bought it from Thomann. Can't say enough about their service. Anyway, here it is. And thanks again for all the help.

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  2. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Congrats! That's one fine looking bridge!
     
  3. Fat Bastid

    Fat Bastid Gretschie

    105
    Jan 16, 2021
    England
    Does it fit well and how much adjustment did it take to get your perfect string height?
     
  4. AllenK

    AllenK Gretschie

    Hope you enjoy your new bridge.

    In answer to the post above, it does need some adjustment to get the right string height as it is taller than the stock TOM. Just turn the two screws that set the height down to your personal taste and you're good to go.
     
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  5. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Gretschie

    264
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    I had the same one on my G5622T and from Thomann as well. I think they've gone up in price a bit now, which is handy as I've taken it off to sell separately from my guitar when I sell it. Nothing to do with the bridge, but I figured I won't get any extra for the guitar with it on. I put the original bridge back on to prepare the guitar for sale and it's a not as nice for sure.
     
  6. RomanSteve

    RomanSteve Electromatic

    29
    Feb 27, 2021
    USA
    I'm having the guitar set up next week, I'll you know.
     
  7. RomanSteve

    RomanSteve Electromatic

    29
    Feb 27, 2021
    USA
    Thanks, man! It's all down to you. I owe you a pint.
     
  8. RomanSteve

    RomanSteve Electromatic

    29
    Feb 27, 2021
    USA
    Yes, they aren't cheap. But from what I hear they're well worth the money for this upgrade.
     
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  9. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Anyone ever thought to try a graphite roller nut? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  10. AllenK

    AllenK Gretschie

    Exactly what I would do if I sell/px my 5622. However, I don't think I'll separately sell the ABM 2400. It's too good to let go of when it might come in useful on another guitar.
     
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  11. AllenK

    AllenK Gretschie

    Thanks, I hope you are not disappointed!
     
  12. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Good for you. Great bridges.
     
  13. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Amazing delivery service! I have experienced similar (tbh, that was bronze boat parts in my case) I also have the 2400 bridge, in a G5422... I'm sure you will get along with it just fine.

    cheers
     
  14. Back in Black

    Back in Black Synchromatic

    Age:
    71
    732
    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    RS,

    That ABM Roller bridge is a great piece, and at $140. is very competitive.

    If you had drag/detuning issues previously, this new bridge should resolve it.

    A bridge like this, should be part of the package, on all current generation Gretsch models with a Bigsby.

    Once it's installed, please let us all know how well its functioning.

    Best,

    BIB.
     
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  15. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Gretschie

    264
    Jan 11, 2019
    Wokingham
    I would but it's not much use on my trem-less Les Paul or SG. I reckon I've got nearly a guitar's worth (in price terms) of surplus 'upgrades' to sell on. I need to get them advertised while the shops are low on stock: It's annoying because I'm waiting on a set of vintage tuners for a Strat project and the shop keeps moving the delivery date, blaming Brexit, Covid, etc...would have been better searching out a used set, so I figure I'll do someone else a favour and put my goodies up for grabs. :)
     
  16. Marv666

    Marv666 Gretschie

    267
    Jul 26, 2020
    Germany
    Great bridges, i have 2 of these and thomann was always a good dealer
     
  17. MotorCentaur

    MotorCentaur Gretschie

    448
    May 11, 2016
    Seattle
    I have one on my Falcon. It definitely "sounds better" than the the stock Space Control bridge. Unfortunately in my case, it sure doesn't roll as well. Which is my only quibble with it. Since it is quite a bit shorter in height than the S-C, the thumbwheels it rests on are very high on the posts. This seems to make it prone to tipping forward when the Bigsby is pressed, and not returning fully to pitch. It stays just a tad sharp, since the bridge rolls forward, and stays there, making it a little sharp. At some point soon, I'll try doubling up the thumbwheels and see if that helps.
     
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  18. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz

    I told ya, folks just don’t believe buying from Europe here in the US is so easy. I get shipments from Thomann here on the west coast faster than I get StewMac shipments.

    I don’t hesitate to buy from Europe, Germany and England especially.

    You will love the bridge
     
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  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Thomanns service has always been exemplary and one of the most efficient running operations in the business.
    Honestly I would be surprised to see the same level of service from other shops.
     
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  20. Drifter

    Drifter Gretschie

    386
    Dec 27, 2012
    Fun City
    I just received the abm-2400 bridge from Thomann but it is missing the set screws for the posts. Does anyone know what size they are (cupped hex set screws) as I am not holding my breath to hear back from Thomann. It will be easier to just order them off of amazon.
     
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