Schroeder adjustable vs PRS adjustable tailpiece?

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  1. S2C22

    S2C22 New Member

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    Anybody prefer the Schroeder? I picked up the PRS ACC-4005 adjustable, and there's something about it I don't like that I can't put my finger on. Too gaudy looking? I picked up Schroeder locking studs, and they are certainly top shelf, no doubt. Thinking about ordering their traditional adjustable tailpiece. They're cheaper, too. $199 for the PRS is kinda nuts.
     
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  2. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I’ve had 2 Schroeder Stoptails and both were great. I don’t have any experience with the PRS adjustable one but I’ve heard good things about that one as well as the John Mann one
     
  3. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    I do like the idea of locking studs to keep the bridge more level.
     
  4. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Uh………………

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  5. Drew

    Drew New Member

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    Check out John Mann's Guitar Vault.
     
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  6. bodia

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

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    This is the correct answer. John's bridge is the bomb.
     
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  7. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Mann Made bridge
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  8. shallbe

    shallbe New Member

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    Yes. Absolutely. I love the way they feel and sound, and yes, they are cheaper than PRS. Years ago I removed the PRS solid bridge for this and could not be happier. I like the lines of the bridge as well---it matches the curves of the guitar, IMO. He does make a straight back one as well.

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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Beautiful top on that guitar.


    Something doesn’t look quite right with that bridge. I think you should send it to me for tonal appraisal!;)
     
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  10. tdarian

    tdarian Searching for the sound

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    Although I’ve never tried the Schroeder adjustable bridges, their locking bridge studs with a Mann 2300 bridge was a winning combination with 2 of mine.
     
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  11. shallbe

    shallbe New Member

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    Thanks! The flame is so tight onstage it looks like a plaintop.


     
  12. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    2 of my 3 stop tails have the Schroeder boat tail. All of them have the Schroeder locking studs. All of the bridges mentioned before can be excellent on the right guitar with the right gauge strings. It just depends on what you want to hear.
     
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  13. S2C22

    S2C22 New Member

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    Too bad he only ever has satin, never has nickel.
     
  14. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    That is satin.
     
  15. S2C22

    S2C22 New Member

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    Exactly. I don't want satin!
     
  16. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Gotcha.
     

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