The Faber ABRLB Tone Lock Bridge is a vintage style 'no wire' ABR-1 tune-o-matic that locks directly to the bridge posts in the guitar body for improved sustain, vibration transfer and tone.
The bridge is milled from a solid block of brass for superior quality and tone and the brass saddles are reversible to give extra intonation room on the bass strings to compensate for the narrower ABR-1 body width (three reversed saddles installed as standard). The Tone Lock bridge slots on to the existing bridge posts and the height is adjusted using the thumbwheel as normal, when the height is set the locking sleeves screw on to the posts from above and clamp down on the top of the bridge, locking it to the thumbwheels and bridge posts, not only improving vibration transfer but eliminating rattles, any chance of the bridge falling off during string changes or the height adjustment accidentally being changed.
The Tone Lock Bridge requires ABR-1 style threaded bridge posts to allow the locking sleeves to work. Two sets of locking sleeves are included with the bridge: a 6-32 imperial set (for Gibson Spec ABR-1 tune-o-matics) and a 4 mm metric set (for Japanese and Asia made ABR-1 bridges like the Gotoh GE104B). The Tone Lock Bridge will directly retrofit on to a guitar with a Gibson ABR-1 bridge but not a Gibson Nashville bridge as this has smooth bridge posts, to replace a Nashville style bridge you will also need to replace the bridge posts with 1 of the following options:
- To replace just the USA Nashville bridge posts use the Faber NSWKIT
- To replace USA and Schaller Nashville body bushings/anchors use the Faber iNsert Kit
- To replace just the metric Epiphone/Gotoh/etc. style bridge posts use the Faber BSWKIT
- To replace large Epiphone/Gotoh/etc. style body bushings/anchors use the Faber E-Sert Kit
Please note the Faber ABRLB Tone Lock Brass Tune-o-matic does not come with any bridge posts included.
|Locking posts improve vibration transfer, eliminates rattle and keeps it fixed during string changes|
|Machined from solid brass for superior quality and tone|
|2 Sets of locking nuts included for 6-32 imperial Gibson spec and 4 mm metric threaded posts|
|Removable, reversible brass saddles|
|Individually intonatable saddles with starter notches|
|Tool to tighten locking nuts included|
|Posts and thumbwheels not included|
|String Spacing||52 mm (2.05")|
|Manufacturer Part Number||3031-16|
5.0 out of 5
Tony P. Verified Purchase
This is beautifully made and easy with an replacement fitting and now no saddles dropping out if a string breaks like on the Gibsons and better sustain and tone.