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    Decent Bridges from Ali express

    If you search for "Guitarfamily" on Aliexpress these guys supply decent bridges at a decent price. and Also korean made locking tuners are also good.

    No real savings on the GOTOH Bridges, but the Korean made bridges, (similar quality to Wilkinson) I have found are quality and they have shipped to me relatively quickly for an Aliexpress seller. They have not yet muffed an order from me.

    I have used, tele type bridges , tune-omatic with stop tail and bigblock tremolos are good as well.
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    There is some weird stuff on Aliexpress:

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    The bridges you mention look good, may be worth a look in a couple of projects time.
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    What the.....that's crazyness
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    That's where Frankie hides his failures, those were pre-Igor experiments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy40 View Post
    If you search for "Guitarfamily" on Aliexpress these guys supply decent bridges at a decent price. and Also korean made locking tuners are also good.

    No real savings on the GOTOH Bridges, but the Korean made bridges, (similar quality to Wilkinson) I have found are quality and they have shipped to me relatively quickly for an Aliexpress seller. They have not yet muffed an order from me.

    I have used, tele type bridges , tune-omatic with stop tail and bigblock tremolos are good as well.
    Andy, can you please put up a link to the locking tuners?

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    Scrap that, i found them by searching guitar family. Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedman View Post
    That's where Frankie hides his failures, those were pre-Igor experiments.
    They weren’t failures, I just found a bunch of ways of how not to do it. Apologies to Thomas Edison.
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    These are intriguing..... Build your own body around one?


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    I quite like the look of 12 and 13, they look to be Piezo powered travel type guitars
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    Old thread, but on this recommendation I made a small order from GuitarFamily. Couple black nickel knobs and a toggle switch for the GS-2Q that's hopefully coming soon.

    The knobs are really nice. Very hefty and feel a lot better than other cheap knobs I've gotten off Ebay. Got the 19mm*19mm*6mm since they appeared to be the highest quality based on the stock photos. The black nickel finish is similar to cosmo black, which is what I was going for.

    Toggle switch came with one of the pins a little bent, very minor. Other than that it's pretty nice, feels better quality than the other toggle switch I have laying around. The nut matches the color of the knobs, and the threads and shaft are a dark bronze.

    Pleased enough that I made another order with some more parts for that kit, most notably the black nickel TOM bridge+tailpiece and a jack plate, so hopefully those will be of comparable quality and match. Will probably be a while before they show up due the coronavirus shutting down most of China. Also ordered some Jin Ho/Wilkinson locking tuners in black nickel from a different well rated seller (Kaynes Musical Shopping Store) since GuitarFamily didn't have them, so hopefully those turn out as expected.
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