81 Breezysound bridge replacement

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81 Breezysound bridge replacement

Post by 81breezy » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:53 am

I'd like to replace the 6 saddle bridge on my 81 Breezysound with a 3 saddle compensated brass one. I'm thinking Wilkinson or Joe Barden. Has anyone got a recommendation? Also any advice re screw spacings. I've read that some bridges don't have the same spacings.

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Post by JohnA » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:55 am

Keep you eyes open for a tokai one on ebay, or post a wanted ad in the for-sale section.

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Post by 81breezy » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:30 am

Thanks for the tip

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Post by JohnA » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:38 am

Bobtastik might still have one.

See here http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=9987

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Post by 81breezy » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:15 am

Currently trying to find specs for the Joe Barden. If that doesn't work out I'll follow up your suggestion. Thanks again.

Ps The Wilkinson bridge screw spacings appear to be slightly narrow for a clean replacement.

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Post by duosonic » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:07 pm

The screw holes don't line up prefectly, between a stock Tokai 6-saddle and stock Tokai 3-saddle bridge (from the '80s).

I don't know about other brands, but the difference was enough that I didn't replace the 6-saddle on my '81 Breezy... I didn't want to fill original and then drill new holes...


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Post by 81breezy » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:14 pm

I believe there was a change in the mid 80s from imperial to metric measurements. Consequently the spacings changed.
If I have to mess with the screw holes I'll probably leave the current bridge on too.
If anyone can tell me where I can find the specs for the Joe Barden bridgeplate, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by rgrafend » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:36 pm

Hi 81breezy!

The older Mighty-mites are a good choice if you like a very soft brass sound, they have slightly more volume (and size, so you have to put something beneath the neck). Just difficult to get hold of them nowadays.

The newer Stewmacs are better IMHO.

Platewise I've tried Wilkinson, Rockinger, Mighty-mite and of course Tokai and Fender. I went back to Tokai on my player. Please do not forget that the saddles do not live on their own!

If you like/love the tele sound I'd really recommend to change the pups (altough an 81 should have CARs) to Nocasters or SDs.

Test and try!

Cheers. Rup

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Post by rgrafend » Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:39 pm

Sorry, forgot about the spacing thingy. I thought this was discussed inside out already. Of course there was a change, happened 1983/84 for Breezys.

Happened for some LSs in 1981.

Rup

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Post by Peter Mac » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:33 pm

Hi guys,
I did this job for a customer last month.

I used a Gotoh tele 3-saddle bridge and Allparts compensating saddles.
.....works perfectly.
I have a pic somewhere I will try and post....
regards
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