Recommended Bridge replacement for Epiphone Casino Worn

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  1. tomjonesrocks

    tomjonesrocks New Member

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    My first Epi - picked up one of the worn orange sunrise Casinos from Chicago Music Exchange.

    These are amazing values, but I have to agree with most of the consensus out there that the bridge was a point of cost cutting for these.

    That said, I'm a little confused about what bridge to order because from what read the new worn Casinos are a little different than some past models, so I don't know if I can take the recommendations for the Gotohs and Wilkensons, etc. I've read for older models or not.

    Any suggestions on how to determine a replacement that would fit appreciated!
     
  2. Norton

    Norton Well-Known Member

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    any metric abr1 should work.
     
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    ABR-1? No bushings? Sure?
     
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    Haven't looked all that carefully at mine to know but how does the bridge anchor to the top if there are no inserts like we'd use on a semi-hollow or Les Paul?
     
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    Absolutely right grinwer , These bridges have the small bushing cups.

    But still just about any metric sized abr1 will fit right on the stock posts/bushings. It’s more about the post size than how those posts are mounted to the body

    On the original abr1 bridges, the threaded posts anchor directly into the guitar itself. No bushings.
     
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    I've replaced the bridge and inserts on my Gold Top with ones from Faber Steel and I've considered doing the same with my ES 339 using either the same or possibly Tone Pros.

    The Faber bridge and inserts provided a noticeable improvement but I've not used any Tone Pros products before.

    My Casino is a 2012 MIC. What bridge and inserts would be used as a replacement or would it even be worth the effort and expense? Can the bridge inserts on a Casino even be removed and replaced with steel vs pot metal?
     
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    I don't know what the specs are, but if you're willing to look at other bridge options beyond the ABR style, I use a Tru-Arc rocking bar bridge on my JL 65 Casino. I think it helps increased the sustain a bit.
     
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    I’ll be honest, the only pieces I haven’t touched on my Les Paul are the bridge and tailpiece. If I were to replace them, I’d probably go with Tone Pros. Does your ABR-1 anchor go into a threaded bushing in the body, or is the anchor directly into the wood? Either way shouldn’t matter, as you can use any metric ABR-1 (not Nashville) style bridge.
     
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    I'm intrigued; would you mind posting a link? TIA!
     
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    I have a Tru-Arc on my Gretsch 6120-CGP, it's a great bridge. I didn't know they were appropriate replacements for ABR-1 style bridges.

    I am awaiting a USA Collection Casino on order, and will likely add a Bigsby somewhere down the road, and have been wondering about bridges.
     
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