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Full Contact Hardware Tune-O-Matic Guitar Bridge, Gold


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  • Made by Full Contact Hardware
  • Model Number: FCH-TOMGLD
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.3 x 5.9 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003AYJBE4
  • Item model number: FCH-TOMGLD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,053 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 8, 2005

Product Description

A complete bridge system upgrade for most guitars with a traditional Tune-O-Matic® bridge/tailpiece. Features "connecting plates" for both arched or flat topped guitars, "individual string height adjustments", along with a "saddle housing lock" feature. No drilling necessary. Includes all necessary studs, instructions, and adjustment wrench.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Moot on November 14, 2011
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It turns out that this bridge is very nicely designed and perfectly machined.
I've installed it on my Yamaha SA-2200 (a 335-style guitar.) My guitar didn't have any bridge-studs, but the FHC bridge came with all the studs necessary, both 5mm and 8mm, so I had the local luthier install the 8mm studs and I attached the bridge myself (I'm the local guitar tech.) It all attached very easily and quickly.

This bridge comes with a slightly curved, 1mm plate attached which was very close to the curvature of my guitar's top. It screws down and makes full contact with the top. Looks very cool.

I really hadn't expected there to be such a drastic increase in acoustic volume, but I'd say it's now ~at least~ 50% louder un-plugged. I really want to say it's twice as loud, but I haven't actually measured. The tone is brighter, with that 'zing' that aluminum brings; it adds a nice crispness to the semi-hollow wooliness.

Adjustments were extremely accurate and fine, and the strings are beautifully seated in the saddles, with no binding that I could notice. There's NO possibility of a string jumping out of its saddle - you can bend as much as you want as high up the neck as you want and needn't worry.

I'm not thrilled about the large "Babicz" laser-etched on the face of the tailpiece, but it's not very noticeable once you're a few feet away from it. Your previous tailpiece will still work just fine anyway.

Oh, and the sustain! Wow. No, really... Wow. My Yamaha is a fairly high-end axe and already had great sustain as it was, but it's now almost unusual for a semi. I haven't measured, but easily 15% more sustain than before. As expected, the low notes ring longer than the highs, but it's noticeablely longer overall.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dean Forman on August 16, 2011
I am a professional guitar tech that has NOT tried or installed this particular bridge or tailpiece. I have, however, installed a Babicz Strat bridge (just one so far) and I have intalled 6 Babicz Strat saddles onto my Strat (I had to modify the bridge plate a bit to get them to sit correctly on the bridge plate).

The term "full contact" may be misunderstood by some, so I'll attempt to clarify; all it means is that unlike a standard Strat bridge saddle which only touches the bridge plate with it's two height adjusting screws, the Babicz saddles sit completely flat on the bridge plate to allow for full saddle contact. I'm not sure if this affects anything anyone, other than Eric Johnson, could care about in terms of sound or sustain, but I can say the Babicz bridge and saddles that I've installed were very well made. The adjustments were a tad tricky without instruction, but once I understood what I was doing, all went well.

The Babicz Strat saddles at the point of string contact are nicely tapered, have plenty of height adjustment with it's patented cam, and the overall fit and finish is excellent. The vibrato arm feels as smooth as a stock strat 2-point trem and the bridge is solid as a rock. This LP bridge looks a bit overly complex, but if it lets you adjust individual string height, that's a decent advantage over the TOM's or ABR-1's stationary radius.

The problem I have with this line of guitar hardware is several fold; While I'm definitely NOT saying this is a bad product in any way, I am concerned about finding parts 10 years down the road, especially since Babicz has already pulled all it products from every 3rd party seller and are now only available from Babicz direct.
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