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xii bridge out of a toronado bridge?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:46 pm    Post subject: xii bridge out of a toronado bridge? Reply with quote

This may be a plausible solution to building your own xii bridge while keeping it looking similar to an xii bridge...

What if you took a toronado bridge and removed the saddles? That would leave you six holes out the back for 6 strings plus you have 6 holes for strings with the string through bottom. There's 12 strings. Now all you would have to do is drill two holes in the plate for a 12 string TOM (with rollers would be best) or a 12 string staytrem bridge. This sounds really plausible to me and might look really nice.

See my dilemma is I have a venus xii on the way but I don't know if I wanna take the xii bridge off of that or make up my own xii bridge for a xii build. Opinions?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or just make it easy on myself and get a toronado bridge and add xii saddles to it...

http://bit.ly/1etKW87

Hmmmmmmm
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was vaguely considering a cobble up of Squier Musicmaster and Gotoh 12 string bridges.
Obivously the Squier plate and Gotoh saddles, and extra holes would need drilling.
I prefer the MM baseplate as it's notably thicker than the Toronado item.
But use whatever you have or can get fastest & cheapest, either way you're going to drill 6 extra holes.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was also thinking you could use a musicmaster bridge too if you bought two of them and added more grooves to the saddles. (Two because the middle two saddles are different cuts than the rest)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're not bothered about saddle per string you could swap Jazzmaster saddles (with longer screws and springs) on a Toronado base plate.
Easy peasy and jobs a good'un!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AddamInsane wrote:
If you're not bothered about saddle per string you could swap Jazzmaster saddles (with longer screws and springs) on a Toronado base plate.
Easy peasy and jobs a good'un!


That's a good idea. I never played a jazzmaster bridge though so I can't say I would like it. I might go another way and use a gotoh bridge with the Rhoney surrounding plate.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate seeing the bridges getting pulled off xii's, I once saw someone out these saddles on a jm style xii, with the musicmaster/toronado baseplate...



It looked good, but you need a custom guard as it is smaller than an xii footprint
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I will use the venus bridge. Kevin makes the gotoh 12 string bridge surrounds and they line up exactly to the the xii bridge mounting holes. So it would be a drop in swap.
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