Anyone try the m5 mastery bridge out?

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Anyone try the m5 mastery bridge out?

Postby (holmcross) » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:39 pm

I don't have any intonation problems on my Ric 330 but I've always thought it was a little too "plinky" sounding, and my impression is that it has to do with those thin and long saddles on the bridge.

Anyone whose tried a mastery bridge care to weigh in?

And as I'm relatively new Rick owner (inherited it) I wanted to know ... do you think it's safe to press down on the floating tail to get a whammy effect? I like doing that every so often.
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Re: Anyone try the m5 mastery bridge out?

Postby (jps) » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:03 pm

holmcross wrote:I don't have any intonation problems on my Ric 330 but I've always thought it was a little too "plinky" sounding, and my impression is that it has to do with those thin and long saddles on the bridge.
Any real evidence to back that up with? :?

holmcross wrote:And as I'm relatively new Rick owner (inherited it) I wanted to know ... do you think it's safe to press down on the floating tail to get a whammy effect? I like doing that every so often.
IF you plan to do that replace the R tailpiece with a trapeze one. The trapeze tailpiece shouldn't break but something else might, so, with that in mind, let us know how it works out. 8)
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Re: Anyone try the m5 mastery bridge out?

Postby (holmcross) » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:57 pm

Any real evidence to back that up with? :?


Haha, none whatsoever. Just my hunch. Those saddles just seem kind of weak. I couldn't be totally wrong.

Thanks for the tip about the tail piece! I do love the way the R one looks, though.
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Re: Anyone try the m5 mastery bridge out?

Postby (Jubal81) » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:53 pm

I've had the Mastery bridge for a few years on my 620 and love it. Got it because the screws on the standard bridge would work their way loose a bit and start rattling/buzzing. I didn't expect the guitar to sound different, but it was noticeable - deeper and richer to my ears. I like it.
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