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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:25 pm    Post subject: Compton Bridge Reply with quote

I was digging around and found this:
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1139495


Looks like a cool idea, but how can the intonation be correct? My strings are intonated currently, and they do not all fall in a slanted line, the B string sits back a bit from the rest.
Anyway, that aside, anyone interested in trying the titanium one? Apparently they have to have 10 orders for titanium ones before they will make them. Titanium apparently sounds insanely great.

Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The whole tailpiece+bridge combo is now ROCK solid, and you can really go to town on this little guitar without having to worry about tuning stability anymore.


It might be stable but I can't see how you'd be able to intonate that thing at all. Surely it would constantly be out of tune higher up the fretboard?
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. Well, this reviewer indicated there are adjustments built into the base of it to make the E strings intonate, and the rest is supposed to just line up. Though, he noted one string was a slight bit off.

http://musicmonte.webs.com/comptonbridgereview.htm
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and that "slight bit" is going to vary by string gauge and even by the ear that hears it. DO NOT WANT.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. The saddles in my bridges don't line up neatly like that when the guitars are correctly intonated. I suppose they might with different gauge strings but, meh.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks cool. fixed intonation bridges are tricky but it doesn't bother me with 3 saddle bridges when it gets a little out in the higher registers
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, perhaps the maker adjusts for all of that when you order? It does say that you have to give him detailed specs such as radius, post and string spacing, and string gauge. Sounds like he files them by hand before shipping, I suppose it's a bit like an acoustic bridge then?
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a Tru-Arc bridge on my Billy Bo. It is fixed, with no attempt at offsetting particular strings. "Rocking Bar Bridge". It absolutely rules. No moving parts. It was suggested that I use 11s to make it intonate correctly, and it works. And when you use the Bigsby, the bar rocks slightly so the strings don't have to slide over saddles. Best thing ever. Palm-muting is a dream.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly is a nice looking piece.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seen a lot of these from when I first got my Gretsch, they love them on the gretsch forum. THe advantage with them on a gretsch is that the bridge isn't fixed down at all, so it can be moved forwards and backwards a little to get the best intonation. When setting mine up, I intonate the 2 E strings, and the rest fall into line from there. I've never noticed any intonation issues when playing, but I also don't confess to having a 'perfect ear'.

On a mustang the bridge is fixed, so I would be a little concerned in not being able to move it. If there are any intonation issues here there's nothing you can do about it...
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I emailed the dude and he said no one has ever had any troubles with intonation - a pure snake oil sales pitch viewed through rosy colored glasses.

It is a shame they will not change the slant to accommodate your preferred string gauge. Seems like a great idea going to waste over one fatal flaw.


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many guitars are there with compensated wrap-around bridges and really, with guitars being what they are, they'll never be properly intonated anyway. I think these will do a fine enough job.

The thing about bridges, for me, is that I think fewer moving parts the better, and I really think that bridge designs like the Mastery and the Compton bridges should, in theory, reduce buzz and string binding and all that stuff because there are fewer moving parts and etc. I know my Mastery-equipped Mustang doesn't go out of tune and I actually use the vibrato.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i quite like the look of this, would be keen to try one on my SG-200.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. Not for the heavy handed player.
Had a few of these on old 70's MIJ electrics and they are a bit unstable to say the least.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the look of that, but you would think the groves would be more pronounced.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We should invite that TGP dude to shortscale and ask him for a full review and some tough questions about intonation. Anyone got an account at that website?
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