Chicken or the egg? (Santana/Westie content)

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Should I get the brass bridge now?

  1. Grab the bridge now

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  2. Wait until you find the guitar first

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  3. Here, I have too many Santanas. Let me send you one as a birthday gift

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  1. Tele295

    Tele295 Maluhia

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    I haven’t found the right Santana/Westie yet, but I will.

    However, I have found a MannMade raw brass bridge, which is what I want to put on said Santana/Westie. Should I grab it now, and keep it on the shelf until I find the right guitar to put it on? I understand these bridges are rare.
     
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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    I didn’t even read before posting. Buy that sh!t now when you can.
     
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  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    This! I grabbed one. You should too
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Buying the bridge now means two things...
    Motivation!
    Success!
     
  5. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Timeless classic...FTW!!
     
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  6. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    You should get one while you can. I bought one and it is really nice.
     
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  7. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

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    That depends. All Mann Made bridges start life as an unplated product. There were a handful of bridges made that were a 1-piece version of the 1980-spec (with 1980-spec saddles) that were left unplated. I would call those rare. If you have one, I’d say stick it in a Westy, a Santana, a Golden Eagle, etc.

    Recently, a few red-bronze vibrato bridges with porosity pits were sold without plating. The brass saddles (also unplated) didn’t have any defects. I wouldn’t call those bridges rare at all. I would call them B-stock that were probably sold 'as-is' because the nickel-plating looks pretty bad over porosity pits (I can tell you this from first-hand experience). If I had one of those sitting around I'd... hmmm... keep the idea to myself until it was done. :)

    For the record, John was very clear that the later bridges has cosmetic issues in his advertisement. I seriously doubt the pits have any impact on tone.
     
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  8. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Yes, John advertised them as having pits and provided plenty of pictures. I love mine and I don’t notice the subtle imperfection.

    The purple Santana has gold hardware and the green has the raw brass tremolo.

    [​IMG]
     
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    @Tahlee , you have excellent taste.
     
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  10. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    watch out, he has another wall!

     
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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    You need it!
     
  14. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Thank you very much!
     
  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    OMG... the price is awesome!
     
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  17. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© ▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲

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    Ohhh! What’d ya get!?!

    I have Gravel-bike fever.
     
  18. ducmike

    ducmike New Member

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    Giant Revolt Advanced 0. A lot of bang for the buck. My LBS said they will have it in on Thursday, super excited to get it. I moved to the TX Hill Country in December, and my Trek Emonda is killing me on these rough roads (plus it needs a different cassette for how steep the hills are). So, I wanted something that I could ride fast on the roads and still explore gravel and dirt. The climbs here are much steeper than CO, though shorter too. I have ridden mountain passes, canyons, and many long rides in CO with the 11-28 cassette on my Trek, and never thought it needed bigger gears. We have several climbs that have 18-25% sections on them in the hill country, and my goal with a 28 is pedal just hard enough not to stop. :p
     
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    Cool bike. Congrats.

    That's home for me so I can relate. Although Ouray is pretty steep.
     

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