CNC Machined Bell Brass Nashville bridge
- Made in the USA
- CNC Machined Bell Brass Nashville style TOM bridge
- Machined Brass Saddles – notched
- Machined Brass Post and Anchors
- Direct replacement for Gibson USA guitar equipped with Nashville bridge
- Allen wrench adjustable intonation screws and bridge posts
- 2"(50.8mm) E to e spacing
- 12" saddle radius
- Direct fit for USA Gibson guitars
- M5 x .8 threaded posts with 5mm diameter top section - **included posts must be used with bridge
- 2 15/16 stud spacing
- Weight 2.4 oz(67 grams) compared to zinc die cast 1.8oz (51 grams)
Gibson USA owners: You can now upgrade your stock zinc die cast Nashville bridge with a high-quality CNC machined Bell Brass bridge. The bridge body is machined from a single piece of brass. When compared to the standard zinc diecast guitar bridge, brass will add some midrange punch to your guitar. A great upgrade to a weak sounding guitar.
The Pinnacle bridge features intonation and bridge height adjustment with the included Allen wrench. No more marred screw heads. The Pinnacle bridge is not a locking bridge.
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I thought from reviews it might add noticeably more mids, and perhaps be too warm or muddy. My Faber Tonelock ABR with brass saddles shaves off too much high end and low end and thus ends up being all mids in a bad way (I'd go with the titanium saddles if I could do it over). This bell brass bridge from Pinnacle just rings out louder, and clearer (like the proverbial bell) than a typical zamac or aluminum Nashville bridge while shaving off any harsh/brittle highs. It still maintains bite on the plain strings and clarity on the wounds. I put it on a particularly bright and lean sounding Les Paul Trad (which has had many, many, bridges, tp, stud, etc, swaps) and it really did help give the guitar some more volume, sustain, and (most importantly) liveliness without killing off any clarity. It's staying on.
top notch build quality, much heavier than the aluminum piece it replaced. saddles are high quality pieces as well. worth every penny. good upgrade from aluminum or zinc equivalent. easy to adjust with allen wrench. I prefer this method of adjustment to the thumb wheels alone. PLTS is the place to go for parts. 'Nuff said.
For the same money you can get mystery meat (in this case metal) bridges. Tone Pros? Zinc alloy. Gotoh? Pot metal... This a sure fire fit for your Explorer, basically any gibson that has the 'Nashville' bridge. Mine dropped right in, and after I finished filing the saddles (the notches are just to help with string spacing. You gotta set up your stuff, no matter how nice your parts are they arent going to come set up out of the box.) it rings like a bell.
Definitely heavier than the gibson zinc style.im not a fan of hex adjustment screws..they strip too easily. I wanted to change the tone of my les paul to have more solid lower mids but this piece accentuated upper mids with a different tone that the lp and i did not really care for. Otherwise it had a great build quality...its seems that the tone is all in the the neck and body wood...
I tried a few other bridges before installing this one on a 2018 Les Paul Standard, (Gibson Zamak, TonePros Zamak, TonePros Aluminum), but this brass bridge is far superior in terms of acoustic sound and build quality. Paired with a zamak locking tailpiece, this guitar has a beautiful, full sound with sweet overtones and definition in the midrange. It weighs a tiny bit more than the others I mentioned, especially aluminum. One other thing to mention is that you adjust the bridge height with an allen wrench instead of the thumbwheel. It's a much more comfortable way to fine tune adjustments- every Nashville bridge should have this feature.
I replaced the stock bridge on a 2010 Gibson SG with this one. The guitar was a bit thin sounding and trying different pickups was marginally helpful. This bridge brought the guitar to life. First, it fattened up the tone, adding much needed lows and lower-mids without dampening the highs in any way, It gave the guitar a better balance from top to bottom. Secondly, there is a noticeable increase in volume and vibration felt while playing acoustically. I can now feel the guitar resonating against my body and feel it through the neck, as well. There is also more sustain at all volume levels and more (usable) feedback at gigging levels. A bit expensive but, in my case, worth every penny.
Replaced the bridges on three of my Gibson Les Pauls with this Brass bridge - what an upgrade! Two of the LPs came with aluminum bridges, which made the guitars sound thin, and lacking lower mids. These bridges fixed that and then some. Now they sound like proper LPs. They're also very well made and look great! I couldn't be happier...
It's an upgrade. Plating will adhere 3000% stronger to brass than zamak. The bridge is precision made. A quality part.