Bridge replacement for gretsch nick 13 g5230t

TV the Wired Turtle

Gretschified
Jul 25, 2009
14,660
Sandy Eggo
My bridge moves around alot when using bigsby. I've already replaced the tension bar and spring. Nut is lubed. Would like a drop in bridge upgrade. Thanks in advance.
I replaced the bridge studs w SAE steel adaptors and installed a gotoh tuneomatic. all drop in, but with either bridge the saddle slots must be cut for the exact string gauge you are using or they bind. Once they are cut correctly, then they can be cleaned w some emory paper n lubed. perfecto. any residual ping or rattle is pre-empted w a tiny bit of silicon gel on the saddle screw behind the saddle and a tiny dab on both sides of the wire retainer. I did the same thing for my 99' SSU back in 00'. I use 11g strings on all my 24.6"scale gretsch guitars. A bigsby demands it.

ps, wire free abr-1 by gotoh:

GOTOH GE104B ABR-1 Style Wireless RATTLE FREE Tune-O-Matic Guitar Bridge - NEW​


link to the goodies:


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TobyB

Electromatic
Nov 22, 2021
84
UK
My 5622t's tuning stability and tone transformed by an ABM 2500c roller bridge and a String Butler on the headstock. Highly recommended!
 

TobyB

Electromatic
Nov 22, 2021
84
UK
2400 ... shouldn't rely on vague memories!
ABM roller bridge... very nicely engineered piece.
 


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