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Post by corsair on Sat May 04, 2013 9:41 pm

I had some time last night and compared the BD bridges I've got. I had thought that the FT might be a drop-in replacement for the Precision...

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... the three I've got lined up; l-r, FT, Precision and Deluxe

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... underneath...

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better one showing the relative sizes of the sustain blocks. The FT and the precision are pretty much the same; the FT has the checks for the string claws and the string claw axle.

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Side on showing the FT and the Precision. Much different at the strap peg end.

The sizes are;

Distance between outside edges at widest point; FT 93.79 Precision 93.74 Deluxe 91.77 (mm)
Distance between lowest points of the post cutouts; FT 74.93 Precision 74.89 Deluxe 73.50 (mm)
Depth of bridge plate (front to back) FT 50.51 Precision 46.48

And while I was there, I fettled my Spectrum GT...

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45's in both positions.

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Post by Westbone on Sat May 04, 2013 10:02 pm

So what conclusion did you come too?
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Post by Iceman on Sat May 04, 2013 11:38 pm

Hmmm... that Precision is reminiscent of something... Thinking
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Post by corsair on Sun May 05, 2013 12:55 am

Damian; only that they're close enough to be interchangeable, though to be honest, I prefer the Precision because of it's simplicity! It also has a quick hook set up and I much prefer that!!

Steve; didn't the Electras use that in one or two of the up market Phoenixes??

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Post by Westbone on Sun May 05, 2013 6:41 am

If you unscrew the trem block from the Precision it's machined as the FT.
String claw bar and all.

Good to know they're interchangeable.
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Post by Iceman on Sun May 05, 2013 4:01 pm

Though not called by name specifically the Precision was the transitional 2 post trem on an x189 that replaced the 6-screw TekGlide that was commonly used up until that model's introduction. I have seen one on an x190 once and also on a single x195 as well.


http://www.rivercityamps.com/electrapage/comments.php?y=08&m=01&entry=entry080123-113045

I'm not certain if Thorny still has this one or not but it is a punchy bright burst of a guitar, wherever it is now.
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Post by The Chad on Tue May 07, 2013 12:02 pm

To fix my buddy's Dimension, I had to use parts from both a Precision and an FT to make one useable bridge. They're easily interchangeable.
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