Custom behind-the-bridge string dampener?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by TSims1, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Anyone know of anywhere that makes these? @Dave-B ?

    I want a string dampener for behind the bridge and while the little rubber guys work fine, I’d prefer something a bit more pleasing aesthetically.........

  2. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Somebody was working on this. Might have been Dave-B. @Setzerhotrod , maybe?
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  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Some one here had a piece of aluminum with some etching and he used Velcro to hold it on. Looked great. I use leather.
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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Pretty sure that was Dave-b.
  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
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  6. Drifter

    Drifter Gretschie

    Dec 27, 2012
    Fun City
    This looks like it would work well and also look nice although for front of bridge use and on bass', it may work for what you want.
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  7. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Surely this company has something that will work for you...

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  8. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    That looks incredibly cool

  9. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

    Sep 8, 2012
    My strings don't even buzz and I want one...
  10. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    My 'fans' insisted on a 'infront of the strings mute' :(
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  11. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY

    I was emailing with him a few days ago about dbridge. He said he was on vacation at the moment.
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Anything that we made in house for our theater got the Acme label. I'd love a copy of that catalog---more stuff in it than in a McMaster/Carr tome.

    As far as the grommets go, maybe put a pretty lapidary rock in the center of each.
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  13. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    I've used grommets on mandolins for well over 20 years, and it's pretty much a common practice in the mando world. I simply adapted it to guitars with trapeze or Bigsby tailpieces several years back... in fact, I'm pretty sure that I'm the one that brought it to this forum (inadvertently) way back in 2008-2009, when I posted pics of some of my guitars and somebody asked, "What the heck are those things behind the bridge?"

    Of course, it's not an ideal solution, since you need to carry extras in case you break a string, because the grommet will sure as heck go flying off into parts unknown. Others don't care much for the aesthetics of the grommets...but it's cheap, effective, and they just work for me.

    Find what works for you!
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  14. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Country Gent

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    Most car spares stores. They're just rubber bulkhead grommets.

    People look for similar 'solutions' for Jazzmasters, Jaguars and other similarly 'stricken' guitars, but for me, it's part of the character of the guitar, so I don't 'fret' over it. Same with three saddle Teles - there's ways to set them up that negate the intonation stuff.
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