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marcusnieman
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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:03 pm

DaveWW wrote:I've got one locking faber bridge and one none locking faber bridges. They're both excellent bridges but I don't think there's any noticeable difference in tone.

Dave
No difference in tone but I find the sustain to be improved.

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Post by Big Willie Style » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:55 pm

Thanks guys. I've ordered a couple of lock kits - one for my LS-150 and one for my ES-120. I'll see how that goes, switch them around to my other guitars to see the effect, and then order more if necessary. My LS-150 has lots of sustain already but my Edwards JP and my SG-155 could use a boost. I'll see if this does the trick.

Sorry for the hijack! :oops:

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Post by Polarbear » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:41 am

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Post by DaveWW » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:29 pm

marcusnieman wrote:
DaveWW wrote:I've got one locking faber bridge and one none locking faber bridges. They're both excellent bridges but I don't think there's any noticeable difference in tone.

Dave
No difference in tone but I find the sustain to be improved.
You would expect to see an increase in sustain but I didn't find any... The sustain and tone was improved over the original bridges but I didn't notice any difference between the locking and standard faber types. My locking bridge is the older type and the none locking is a newer one which I think is an improved design. I do like the design of the locking bridge though and the fact it can't fall off or change it's setting when you're changing strings.

Dave

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Post by Paladin2019 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:42 pm

DaveWW wrote: They're both excellent bridges but I don't think there's any noticeable difference in tone.
Ditto. It's a technically superior design and worth considering on that merit alone, but if you're after a tone revolution I don't think that'll happen.

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Post by warxy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:58 am

Hey guys, Im back with some updates:
The parts arrived Tuesday so i bought it in to the tech straight away and got it installed (locking bridge + tail piece with the locking studs). I really cant comment on how the bridge might had improved/changed the sound as Ive also put in a set of new pickups as well. Overall, the tone of the guitar brighten up a lot where as before it had a lot of bottom end, in fact too much to the point it gets muddy as soon as i start to kick in overdrives and distortions. I cannot say i am satisfied yet as i havnt sat down with the beauty and give it some proper play time. :wink: I did had a couple minutes playing at the tech's place before i left and i have to say the guitar now sounds amazing on some clean settings. Plugged into a marshall head(think it was one of those original plexi heads from the look of it) with a lot of drive/gain, rolled down the volume and i got this nice lovely lightly overdriven tones too.

Ill post some pictures up later. :P

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