Interestingly, Suhr used to offer the Fender vintage trem (they may still do - I haven't checked) as the only option for those wanting a six screw bridge. but castings are loose and have sloppy tolerances, they are 1950's technology, put a Gibson ABR-1 on a granite surface plate and it's pretty evident, sometimes when you tighten the screws the saddles rise because the precision just isn't there. Post by Tone Slinger » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:16 pm All the parts from the 3 MOST available vintage Fender Tremolo units (Fender, Callaham and Gotoh) are interchangable, EXCEPT, for the saddle height screws on the Gotoh. Callaham Tele ® Bridges & Bridge Assemblies. In any case, they appear to be a cast material. Posts: 520. Springs!!! Callaham's unique manufacturing process ensures that the bridge sits flat on the guitar body, increasing sustain and eliminating the feedback and noise common with stock bridges. Yesterday I did a string change, decked the bridge and change to regular tension springs, I lost the jangly tone almost completely. FENDER BRIDGE - SHORTCOMINGS The current production Fender bridge is made from .045" - .050" 1010 hot-rolled steel in a … The Callaham vintage saddles are exact original spec (Pre-CBS) saddles made of nickle plated steel, stamped CG on each one. Gibsonsmu Tele-Holic. One of the improved features is the tremolo block. Callaham's bridge maintains the traditional look, while using superior materials and design that deliver a wider frequency response, increased sustain, and perfect intonation. If your just changing the block, Callaham is the way to go, Callaham's hardened vintage bridge mounting screws (set of 6) and I'd also strongly recommend raw vintage springs too! Callaham Guitars Tele ® bridge assemblies are manufactured from .075" cold rolled steel (unlike the stock Fender ® bridges made from .045-.050" hot rolled steel). Visit Callaham Guitars (see “S Bridge details†, left menu) for more technical info. Fender calls them "polished stainless steel" and Callaham insists they are chrome plated brass. I presume that is because John Suhr considers it the best sounding - he's often quite disparaging towards Fender, so … We look at three different Stratocaster bridge upgrade options, American and Vintage styles, that can fit in either Fender or Squier guitars. The Vintage S Model is a faithful replica of the classic pre- CBS Fender bridge with needed upgrades. Hey guys - I'm having a bit of a dilemma here. I have used the Callaham for about a year now because casting a traditional Gibson bridge is all retro cool etc. Here are comparison photos of the stock and the vintage as mounted on my bridge. It also comes with a shortened tremolo arm… a welcomed feature for us Gilmour maniacs. Joined: May 7, 2015 Location: Texas. Re: Callaham vs. Fender Pure Vintage Bridge? Feb 24, 2016 #1. Who'd av' thought! Callaham vs Fender 62' Avri bridge Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Gibsonsmu, Feb 24, 2016.


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