#168569  by LazyLightning72
 Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:57 pm
jalevinemd wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:11 pm
Kluson Harmonica Bridge
I really like the look of it, are you happy with its performance?

I’m going to Photoshop one onto my Wolf to see how it would look, but I’m thinking it would look pretty nice.
 #168570  by jalevinemd
 Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:51 pm
I've got one on each of the two guitars that Bob Fishman (Augustwest1) built for me. I haven't had any issues to date.
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 #168572  by augustwest1
 Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:11 pm
What jalevinmd said -- they look great and function well. (Better than the original Gibsons if you ask me.)

But it's almost certainly a moot point in your case LL72. You can plug a toaster or a lamp into the same power outlet (in the US). But you can't drop a Kluson bridge onto the posts of any old guitar. True of Klusons; true of all bridges.

That said, you could mod your guitar for a Kluson bridge. I don't do that sort of work myself, but I'm guessing that all the tried-and-true folks in these parts would (rightly) charge you more for the mod than you paid for the guitar itself. :roll:
 #168573  by LazyLightning72
 Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:46 pm
augustwest1 wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:11 pm
What jalevinmd said -- they look great and function well. (Better than the original Gibsons if you ask me.)

But it's almost certainly a moot point in your case LL72. You can plug a toaster or a lamp into the same power outlet (in the US). But you can't drop a Kluson bridge onto the posts of any old guitar. True of Klusons; true of all bridges.

That said, you could mod your guitar for a Kluson bridge. I don't do that sort of work myself, but I'm guessing that all the tried-and-true folks in these parts would (rightly) charge you more for the mod than you paid for the guitar itself. :roll:
I have no intention of getting one, I just thought it would be neat to see how one would look on my Wolf using Photoshop.
 #168576  by Budman
 Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:02 pm
I saw a Eastwood wolf for sale on reverb and it was upgraded with dimarzio pick ups wados buffer and a harmonica bridge . I am guessing the harmonica bridge had at least the same spacing as the one the Eastwood came with because it was mounted in the exact same spot as the original bridge on a angle ,I would think it someone had to plug up the old holes and drill new ones they would of put it on straight ,parallel to the brass pickup surround ,like on jerry's wolf? I totally wrong but it was definitely on a angle and did not look quite right I never saw a harmonica bridge put on at a angle.
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 #168579  by lbpesq
 Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:02 am
I just checked out several Eastwood Wolf’s listed on reverb and they all have the original bridge mounted at a slant! Don’t know why they would do this? Wolf’s bridge wasn’t mounted at a slant. I would expect a slanted bridge to narrow the potential range of the saddles when setting intonation. I assume they have a reason, just can’t imagine what it would be.

Bill, tgo
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 #168580  by LazyLightning72
 Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:45 pm
So far I have not had an issue with intonation on mine, and that’s with a few different string gauges, different action heights, as well as trying out different amounts of relief (ranging from .005-.030)

It currently has a set of Ernie Ball Cobalt .010-.046, with .020 relief, and 3/64 high E & 5/64 Low E action. It plays great with this set up, and it’s where I think I’m going to keep it for a while now.

I’m going to go have a look at the modified one on reverb.

Anyhow,
Sorry OP I didn’t mean to derail your thread. This is an absolutely beautiful guitar, which I am sure will give you a lifetime of enjoyment.
 #168584  by jalevinemd
 Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:36 pm
lbpesq wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:02 am
I just checked out several Eastwood Wolf’s listed on reverb and they all have the original bridge mounted at a slant! Don’t know why they would do this? Wolf’s bridge wasn’t mounted at a slant. I would expect a slanted bridge to narrow the potential range of the saddles when setting intonation. I assume they have a reason, just can’t imagine what it would be.

Bill, tgo
Bill...I totally agree. I never got the slanted bridge concept. Seems like there's unnatural tension placed on the strings at the saddles. Gibson has been doing this for more than 60 years. I had a Scott Walker guitar built several years ago. I bought a bridge from Alembic for him to use and damn if he didn't install it at an angle. It was so weird.
 #168594  by ac4468
 Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:37 pm
Budman wrote:I saw a Eastwood wolf for sale on reverb and it was upgraded with dimarzio pick ups wados buffer and a harmonica bridge . I am guessing the harmonica bridge had at least the same spacing as the one the Eastwood came with because it was mounted in the exact same spot as the original bridge on a angle ,I would think it someone had to plug up the old holes and drill new ones they would of put it on straight ,parallel to the brass pickup surround ,like on jerry's wolf? I totally wrong but it was definitely on a angle and did not look quite right I never saw a harmonica bridge put on at a angle.
I'd have to measure mine but I believe the saddle travel on a tune-o-matic is less than on a harmonica. So presumably it's angled to allow for a more useable intonation range. That said, on an Eastwood, rather that plugging and redrilling for the harmonica you'd be better off just routing a larger cavity for a brass retainer block drilled for the Kluson. No refinishing either! OR just get a Wolf from the OP :-)
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