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Fender Tornado bridge on Musicmaster?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Fender Tornado bridge on Musicmaster? Reply with quote

Will a Fender Tornado Bridge for onto a 1978 Musicmaster?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd have to drill holes in the body and (i think) jack up the height with packers of some sort. A reissue vista MM bridge would solve the second problem, but not the first.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's TorONado, like the car.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well all I want to be able to do is return this guitar back to a semi standard state. Will an original musicmaste briodge conceal all holes left by this new bridge?



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you'd have to post pictures of the holes... if it's been buggered about with already you'd be as well filling the holes left by that bridge, having it drilling for string-thru, and getting a reissue musicmaster bridge. either that or you bite the bullet and shell out whatever the going rate is for original bridges these days. you'd probably get one for £50/$80 or so.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drilled holes in the back of the steel plate of the Toronado bridge so it did'nt have to be string thru, that was on a 78 Musicmaster i got with hardware missing. It will work whichever way you choose to do it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this?
http://angela.com/fendermusicmaster6saddlebridgeandferrules.aspx

Would this fit on a Musicmaster or Duo Sonic or Duo II?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would assume, being as it says "musicmaster 6 saddle bridge."
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nah, it's for the vista musicmaster. and it's, again, string through.

double edit: woops, stewart beat me to it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...which is string thru.

but, if fran's right you can drill string holes in the back. it'll look a bit ugly though, if it were me i'd just grit my teeth and buy an original on ebay.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah good to know and i guess the Angela link indicated as such. Guess I should read more carefully. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

angela suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the bridge on it now a Schaller?

I think it looks good and it's likely better in terms of adjustability and playability than a stock one. It's your choice of course but I'd leave it as is.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had great luck ordering from Angela when it comes to switches and pots. Never tried their hardware.

What years is that bridge good for? (I'm not having much luck finding replacement saddles for my mid 60s - and that base plate is different regarding mounting screws...)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the one on angela? that's a vista mm bridge from the 90s.

I'm pretty sure the vintage ones were the same all years. and yes, it's very hard to find them or parts for them.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
but, if fran's right you can drill string holes in the back. it'll look a bit ugly though, if it were me i'd just grit my teeth and buy an original on ebay.
I am right and it was practical (for me), but yeah, i agree on buying an original. It looks in good nick so its worth the trouble, the one i had looked like the previous owner got his pet Rottweiler to route the body for humbuckers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very frustrated trying to find a bridge for my 78' Fiesta Red Musicmaster. I am considering going the route Fran did using the newer Musicmaster bridge. I really don't want to add ferrules on a vintage guitar. Musicmaster bridges rarely become available on eBay or anywhere else for that matter. The last one I saw on eBay was almost $60. I am really surprised no one makes a Vintage correct replacement. It would be cool to start a company that specializes in creating vintage correct pieces for rare guitars. Parts like Musicmaster bridge, or Fender XII bridge. Hard for that to be profitable though.



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