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    I'll give it a shot. It's a shame I don't know where to get the ones Gibson used. They look about guitar sized in the pic...Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by fender3x View Post
    I'll give it a shot. It's a shame I don't know where to get the ones Gibson used. They look about guitar sized in the pic...Click image for larger version. 

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    Strange that only 2 string ferrules are being used for the fattest strings in that shot???
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazkelly View Post
    Strange that only 2 string ferrules are being used for the fattest strings in that shot???
    I think I read that it's for reasons related to tone. In my case I want to keep the bridge posts from pulling out, so I plan to use all four ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fender3x View Post
    I'll give it a shot. It's a shame I don't know where to get the ones Gibson used. They look about guitar sized in the pic...Click image for larger version. 

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    Maybe not a problem that I can't find the Gibson originals...

    Instead I used Simon's suggestion and drilled out some Fender Telecaster ferrules. They work fine and seem much tougher.Name:  Bridge.jpeg
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    Looks good. Glad you could get it to work. Tuner ferrules aren't designed to take any real pressure on the edges at all.

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