PRS Fixed bridge - stable tuning?

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  1. h45

    h45 New Member

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    I have a Custom 24 with trem that I love. It stays in tune wonderfully.

    I'm checking out a '96 Custom 22 with fixed wrap bridge tomorrow. Do those stay in tune? How about intonation?

    I've owned a few Gibson wraptails before and I hated them. Never could stay in tune. (Yes I changed the tuners and it may have not been the bridge).

    Any help is appreciated!
     
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  2. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    Yep, stable and well intonated. They are nearly bulletproof. However, check the level of the bridge as it mates to the posts. Some can wear and have some tilt forward on the posts. It happens more on SE's but just look at how well it fits the posts.
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    ^^^What @AP515 said^^^
    Solid as a rock. Love my PRS stoptails.
     
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  4. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    They must be good as they are the standard bridge on Pauls Guitar
     
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  5. bodia

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

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    Rock solid. Grab it, and don’t look back.
     
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  6. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    I did a setup on my McCarty when I got it and it hasn't changed to this day. That was 5 years ago.
     
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  7. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    Unless you use some outlandish string gauges and extreme alt tunings, it should be perfect.
     
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  8. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I was told by good authority that PRSh prefers the non-adjustable fixed over the adjustable.
     
  9. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    He keeps putting them on his own guitars. I’m sure he believes fewer parts means better transmission.

    I keep a spare because he is usually right about these things.
     
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  10. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Locking posts will keep bridge level and in place when you take all the strings off.

    I put them on my McCarty
     
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  11. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Even on SEs, the wrap-around bridge is fantastic. I’ve never fought intonation on my SE245...ever!
     
  12. bodia

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

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    Me either. I just put the Paul’s bridge, with the brass slots, on my DC-22.
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    +1
     
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  14. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Didn’t want to encroach on Han’s global search, but I wouldn’t say no to the brass slug Paul’s bridge if I could get ‘em.
     
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  15. bodia

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

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    You can. PRS sells them now. They weren’t available in the store yet, but Shawn just said to go to your dealer. They can order them until PRS gets around to listing them in the store.
     
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  16. bodia

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

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