Hi everybody! (Hi doctor nick) I bought myself a Duesenberg les trem II for my les paul for her christmas, but i have a few issues/questions. My first questions are about sustain. The Les trem comes with screws and washers. The manual says to use a washer between the body and bridge to protect the finish of the guitar, but would the washer affect the sustain because it minimises the contact between the trem and the guitar body? Otherwise i just might leave it out and bolt it straight to the body. My first real issue is that one of the bolts has a bad thread and won't screw into the guitar. I send Thomann an email to send me a new bolt, hoping to avoid the cumberness of sending the whole thing back and ordering a new one. In the mean time i thought to use the old bold instead, thinking since it's longer it could even increase sustain? but that's probably not true. Since the lower bolt sits right behind the trem arm it doesn't matter if the part that holds the stop tailpiece sticks out. The next issue is that the holes in the trem don't align with the holes in the les paul, it's marginally but still. Is that normal? Or is my trem just ill made? I doubt it could be an issue to just widen the hole a tiny bit to make it fit but if it's ill made i just might exchange the whole bridge for another one after all. Isn't Duesenberg German? i thought it was impossible for the Germans to make something badly. They even said it on The Grand Tour this week. Anyhow, so what do you think? Washer/no washer? Are the holes in the wrong place or is it just not made to fit a les paul and should i just widen the holes a tiny bit?