Ltd. Run of ABR-1 Nonwire ABR-1 Flathead Screws. Sold as set of 6 aged screws!
In spite of their tiny dimensions (less than 1/3”), the brass saddles and screws used on Gibson ABR-1 bridge from 1956 to 1965 are key to the Les Paul sound. Not only were they made with pride by Gibson’s highest level manufacturing technology and passion for the sound, frequent minor updates kept them improving.
For this limited edition of The HystericParts, Ace Iwasaki reproduced the ’59 version, hard to come by on today’s vintage parts market. The saddle with a sharp top, an icon for all Les Paul fans, along with the flat head screws with carefully buffed corners, will make an amazing sound difference.
As you may have read in our Vintage Parts Maniac series, the manufacturing process of the saddles involves cutting out the pieces from a T-shaped brass bar. The presence of machine marks on the cut surface and the after polish appearance prove that each piece had been manufactured through this very time-consuming process. Molding would be much easier, but because this part requires uniform density, it has to be cut out of a solid metal bloc, just like Rolex Oyster Case. Each piece of the DMC 59' Screws has different machine marks, because they are manufactured with exactly the same process used by Gibson back then.
In addition to cutting out the pieces from a non-free cutting brass bar, the manufacturing processes included bottom deburring, screw hole processing, thread cutting, square processing and polishing, each requiring additional jigs and tools. Such time- and cost-consuming processes tell us how much Gibson cared about the only parts in permanent contact with the vibrating strings. Actually, Gibson tried the zinc die-casting for a while to cut down on cost and increase volume, but it did not last too long because of the poor sound. Also, later replica of brass saddles had a modern edged shape and little mass, probably as a result of privileging cost, yield or compatibility with ABR-1. All in all, saddles and screws of the ‘50s were key to the sound, well worth all the time-consuming processes, making them so difficult to replicate.
Ace’s attention to the detail extends to the final plating as well. While nickel plating is typically applied on copper strike, the plating of T-Square59 is done without the copper strike. This will keep the solidness of brass, though with more hassle and less yield.
As for the inch-size flat head screws, each piece is carefully cut out of the same brass material as the saddles, and threaded. While flat head screws were given 45o slanting in early ‘60s because they caused the strings to break on contact, 59 screws are genuine flat heads, true to 59 specs. The careful polishing around the head makes them look like a part of an instrument, and not just mere screws.
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Tonemission “to make the guitar sound at its best”. To get the best our of your Telecaster’s real potential a simple way to make it sound even better. Thesee new "Offset compensated" bridge saddles, cut out from solid block material, create a stunning tone quality you never heard before from your guitar, while the unique shape dramatically improve the octave tuning. The saddles aren't marked because they're asymmetrical. The two that are positioned the same are for the E/A and B/e while the other is for D/G String.
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Finally they first shipping of 500 Covers arrived from the USA...our new "True to Vintage" PAF Covers...the finest and most authentic Vintage correct 0,20'' thickness Nickel Silver Covers at the market...
All correct details, Two different Series are ava. Modern & Vintage method polished! As the name says the difference is the method those covers are polished to get the typical Vintage look... The Vintage method Covers are polished from experience staff with lot of knowledge about the Vintage building and polishing technique (This guy doin this job for more then 30 years)... Both covers has the typical Vintage look
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Vintage PAF cover has got this gentle look that only careful hand work can achieve. Drawing, pressing, meticulously cut edges, loosely finished pole piece hole, buffing, plating for a deep shine. To replicate this gentleness, is produced exclusively by specialized staff throughout complex processes, from material processing to finishing. For sure with the correct 0,20' thickness real German Silver material.