Is the SE Stoptail bridge the same as the USA Stoptail (aside from the studs)?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by emesem7, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. emesem7

    emesem7 New Member

    Oct 1, 2018
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    Bought a used SE Stoptail bridge for use in an old CU22 I'm picking up. (The original owner replaced the original bridge with a tone pros adjustable that I dont like the looks of.)

    Was surprised by how light and "hollow" feeling the SE bridge was. Is this legit or did I get a counterfeit?
  2. garrett

    garrett Lurkin'

    Jul 27, 2012
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    They are a little bit different. I believe the Core is milled, while the SE is cast. The Core had a different plating and then later no plating at all.

    I once had an SE and an old Core wraparound and they weighed exactly the same, down to the gram. They are very light.

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