Compton for a Hot Rod

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  1. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    I have an enquiry from @swampy about his 2015 Brian Setzer g6120 Hot Rod. Anyone know if a 9.5”radius Compton will fit?
    The compton has a post spacing of 2-7/8" (73mm)
    Ans String spacing: 2-1/16" (53mm)
    Is that going to work?
    Is the radius right?
    How would it affect playability and tone if the radius is different?
     
  2. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    658
    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    I've ordered many Comptons for my 2015-2018 Hot Rods (3rd Gen / flamed maple top series). To my knowledge, all Hot Rods except the new series (compound radius) are 9.5. Here is the exact filled in template I send to Wayne for this guitar. Well... except for the last part.

    Bridge Base stud post spacing - 2. 9
    Fretboard Radius - 9. 5
    String spacing from E to E - 2' inch
    Your preferred string gauge -
     
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  3. I have ordered a few comptons. Two for my 2010 hot rod. It fits just as it should. I believe it matches the arc one my fret board a lot closer than the stock bridge did. Plus it sounds a lot better.
     
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  4. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    I had a Compton on my 2003 (FMIC) Hot Rod for years. Fit fine.
     
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  5. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Fantastic.
    Hopefully @swampy can make an informed decision.
    Thanks y’all
     
  6. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Brilliant. The hot rod shall be comptoned!
     
  7. swampy

    swampy Newbie

    3
    Oct 11, 2020
    uk
    Hi, it most definately will,
    thanks to all the chaps who answered the post,
    regards,
    Swampy
     
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