Looks like the PRS Stoptail is being phased out?

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  1. Screamingdaisy

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    Was going through the PRS website and noticed most the S2s now had an adjustable bridge.

    I've also noticed the adjustable bridge in a few McCarty NGD threads. I thought it might have been a special dealer order, but it looks like it might now be standard?
     
  2. LJD

    LJD New Member

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa now. Whoa. Easy.
     
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  3. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I've wondered if the new S2 unit is the core bridge, or the SE that ships on the Zach Myers, etc. can't say I've had a problem with the one piece, but I certainly like the adjustable too...
     
  4. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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    It looks like it's still standard on the McCarty and Paul's Guitar. I love the PRS stoptail, it is 100% b!tchin.
     
  5. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    I think the newer McCarty's have the adjustable bridge. Don't know about the Paul's since they had the stoptail with brass inserts.
     
  6. Huggy B

    Huggy B Space is the place

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    The stoptail will never die.
     
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  7. juka

    juka Pioneer Of The SCF

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    I have exactly the same feeling,
    which on the one hand side is extremely sad, because the one-piece stop tail was my most favorite bridge of all,
    on the other hand saves me a lot of money :p and makes me love my old McRosie even more :cool:
     
  8. Viper_Rising

    Viper_Rising New Member

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    I have had both bridges on my cu22 and I prefer the adjustable.
     
  9. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    Keep stoptails on my S2 Vela, Paul's, and McCarty Korina. They have a reason and a purpose. Trems are ok, but I don't have enough experience on electrics to use them effectively. It's good to have choices...
     
  10. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Is this a stop tail tale?
     
  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I think I stopped getting tail a while ago.
     
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  12. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    ^^^ Not gonna touch that one...
     
  13. chucke

    chucke New Member

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    I love love love the stoptail. It takes a little more time to intonate but man they sound great and feel so good on the side of my palm.

    Less is better. With the exception of giant boobies in your face.
     
  14. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    I never understood the stoptail. You mean the one that you can't intonate? And should work with exactly one scale length, tuning, and string gauge set? Not that there's anything wrong with that, since I do usually use that tuning with that string gauge set, and the scale length is a constant...
     
  15. ViperDoc

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    You called?
     
  16. Basauri

    Basauri Diamonds x Guitars deal with Paul

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    Really? Never had a problem with my McCarty intonation. And I've been using 9s, 10s and 11s on it.
     
  17. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    No, not in actuality -- I've had zero experience with it. So my not understanding is entirely theoretical.
     
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  18. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Better be careful. They might peck you.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I've often wondered that myself. It does allow for a bit of general intonation using the set screws. I remember putting 11s on my SE Singlecut back in the day and I couldn't figure out for the life of me how Paul was able to design a mostly non-intonable bridge that could have such good intonation with a multitude of different tunings and string gauges.
     
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  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    It was explained to me (I have spies) that Paul did not like the adjustable saddles. I was told that he thought the movable parts reduced sustain.
     
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