Name this bridge?

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by audept, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    74
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I found this bridge today during a cleanup. Is it a typical Adjustomatic I think, including the retaining wire. What does the B – 2 on the bottom signify?
    BTW the background lighting makes it look gold but it's actually chrome.
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  2. DennisC

    DennisC Country Gent

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    39
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    I had an identical one, also saying B-2, on my Streamliner, which I just had in my hand. I don't find the stock of the 5420 right now, but I think it also said B-2.

    Further I don't know any.
     
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  3. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Yup, Electromatic bridge.
     
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  4. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Bridgey McBridgeface
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I have a couple of those. All pulled from cheapies. Sorry!;)
     
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  6. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    but but .... I didn't know audept had any cheap guitars ..... ever :p
    How did that imposter get in his house?
     
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  7. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

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    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Tallahatchie Bridge?
     
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    74
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    There has been a Royal Commission instituted today to determine how audept could possibly have acquired Electromatic components...........
     
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I reckon he bought a used guitar and maybe a previous owner did the old switcheroo, or maybe it was stock on one of his Historic Gretsches...
     
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  10. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    lol... the title got me. I was expecting sound samples of different bridges and materials to guess. That would’ve been fun.
     
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  11. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

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    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    So the B in B-2 stands for Billyjoemcallister? Makes good sense.
     
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  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I can name that bridge in three notes!
     
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  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I name that bridge "Frank."
     
  14. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    54
    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    The stock bridge from my Streamliner says B-2 also.
     
  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
  16. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I name all of that type of bridge Todd. They are Todd Bridges.
     
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  17. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?
     
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  18. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Or Lloyd Bridges -

     
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  19. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Its named after his father, B-1.
     
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  20. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    B-2 bad if you had that on your guitar right now.
     
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