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Tokai LS75Q Stop Bar

 
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Johnny-English
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:38 am    Post subject: Tokai LS75Q Stop Bar Reply with quote

Hi !
Can any one give me some advise....Just had this LS75 Q and it came
with the stop bar screwed down tight and the strings fed through and over the top. It was like this when I got it and the previous owner said it improved the tone. Do I leave it like this or is it best to put it back the proper way!!!!!

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Ducati
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

either way works fine - just go with your preference
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really makes no difference to the tone of the guitar. Top-wrapping will cause the plating from the tailpiece to wear though, I suggest reverting to nomal unless you like the look of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do I set up the tailpiece after I put it back to the way it should be !!!!!!
is there a set hight .....sorry about this as I have only had G&L strat type guitars before so any advise would be very helpful.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Johnny, i have read and i believe if the stoptail is hard against the body it improves sustain, there are kits like the "Fabre kit", forum member Togps sells that are an improvement on the standard tailpiece. I have played top wrapped LP's for years and it makes bending the strings for lead work easier and also makes it harder to break strings because of a decreased angle of the strings from the stoptail to the bridge. Try it for a while you may like it , I have one guitar in particular that has been like this for 5 years and the tailpiece is still good although i am expecting the chrome to suffer at some stage,then i'll swap the tailpiece for a aluminium one.........cheers Mick
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Ducati
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to screw the tail piece down all the way and run string the traditional way (not top wrapped). This gives the feel I prefer.
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Skybone
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always have the tail-piece as low as it can go, FWIW I think it improves string tension & the break angle. Great if you're using either a drop tuning or downtuning.

Wrapping the strings over the tail-piece is purely a fashion thing (IMO), everyone's doing because Zakk Wylde does it...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I guess you change your mind if you play this one...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, hope the pic is better now.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Rgrafend, very nice guitar mate , does the compensated tailpiece make much difference.? cheers ..Mick
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, it makes a huge diff.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use wraparound as well as I feel the bending of strings is easier!







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