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Post by enaich Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:38 pm

So I've got this really weird bridge and I was just wondering if anyone's ever come across one? I'm just looking for technical information... mainly I'd like to understand how it works. It's not really like any other floating bridge I've seen in that it's screwed to the body of the guitar (maybe it's not floating?)

Also, has a strange lock mechanism on the right hand side that appears to squeeze down on the strings where they attach on the trem block at the back of the guitar. Here's a pic:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2qE1oQLBQ1qZDRhU3FMeDE4bzdqRF9NUS0zbVNBZTE4Nngw/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks!

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Post by The Chad Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:16 am

Floating means it only attaches via pressure to the bridge pins, and can be pulled up or down.  Is this how it is?  Need photos of all angles to tell you how it works.  It probably "locks" the strings below, which is sorta useless considering they'll still move on the saddles.
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Post by enaich Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:37 am

Hi The Chad I'll take a bunch more photos this weekend and send them over! I appreciate the help

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Post by Sgt. Vimes Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:17 am

Looks like an FT bridge with some kind of quick detune device?
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Post by Westbone Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:23 pm

Move it around and see what it does... cyclops 

Does it effect the tuning?
Does it lock the trem?

Is it a self destruct lever?
Does it turn the tv on?
Does it wipe it's own nose?
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Post by enaich Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:39 pm

Westbone wrote:Move it around and see what it does... cyclops 

Does it effect the tuning?
Does it lock the trem?

Is it a self destruct lever?
Does it turn the tv on?
Does it wipe it's own nose?

Haha 

It does do stuff - thankfully not a self destruct lever - when you pull the tab thing on the left outwards, there's a clamp that comes down on the back of the trem block where the strings are secured. I guess it's to prevent the strings from falling out when you're really wanging on the wang bar?

Also, people might like to know that the trem arm collar also fits in the Monark (X5) The string lock for this guitar is also identical to the string lock on the Monark, it's just chrome instead of mat black on the Monark.

I'm still trying to find its nose to check to see if it's wiping it, and my tv is unplugged so unless it's also able to move vinyl laden shelves it won't be able to watch tv while I'm at work... Although I don't have cable so I'm figuring it wouldn't be interested in tv either way.

Random thought - I was looking at a Honda Civic the other day while I was driving and it really reminded me of the Spectrum headstock.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2009-2011_Honda_Civic_sedan_--_05-06-2011.jpg

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Post by Westbone Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:01 pm

Guitars on the brain... Laughing
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:03 pm

Just don't see ANY headstock in that honda  scratch
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Post by enaich Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:25 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:Just don't see ANY headstock in that honda  scratch

How about now? Very Happy

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2qE1oQLBQ1qUHR4NGxrNlYwck42ODl0eU1MNm9vRXR2Tllv/edit?usp=sharing

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Post by Sgt. Vimes Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:34 pm

haha, part car, part plough?
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Post by enaich Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:36 pm

For a very small field Smile
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Post by corsair Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:24 pm

TP has said there was another Bendmaster bidge out there somewhere called the LNS....

".... some of our guitars with a locking nut, locking saddles
AND ball clamps on the trem block. Bendmaster LNS - Direct change out
for an FT. "


Maybe???

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