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    1978 Sunburst B&C (shimmed bridge),1979 Cherry Red (Un)Sunburst, 1979 Sunburst B&C, 1993 Studio Standard, 1995 Studio Custom, 2005 Artist Custom plus a bunch of vintage & new Gibsons & Fenders & others...
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  1. These are being advertised on Ebay Kleinanzeigen (=Small Ads, a free service, NO charges!) As usual: No Affiliation! 1. KORINA VECTOR Flying V https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/hamer-vector-korina-flying-v-usa-gibson-flying-v-korina-/1579045052-74-1791 2. MONACO ELITE (ex Pete Flynn) https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/hamer-monaco-elite-usa-ex-pete-flynn-keine-les-paul/1575167399-74-3454 Prices seem reasonable in both cases, if I had the cash I would like to buy them both!-) but in these Corona times I just have to hold back...😐 Ther
  2. ...but these ones are only $3,- each!! 🤔 http://boutique.rickenbacker.com/KNOB-TOGGLE-SWITCH-BATS_p_595.html
  3. Hello Funky, Rickenbacker have long switch tips (probably bought in from Asia?!?) You might find one here: http://www.pickofthericks.com/genuine-rickenbacker-parts/ Unfortunately, as I am living in Germany I can't access the parts list on this website anymore as they are not allowed to sell Rickenbacker parts out of North/South America so I couldn't check if they still have/sell them! By using the Ricky Dealers List on this site I managed to find the European distributor and ordered one for a vintage Sunburst I have that had the wrong (short) switch-tip fitted! Aging you ha
  4. I find this a bit odd: "The bridge is a Schaller Sustain Block, which was an option instead of the Gibson-style stop tailpiece." Schaller Sustain Block?? does anyone else have one of these??!! 🤔
  5. Looks like the seller took all three guitars off-sale yesterday (4th July '20) maybe they'll come back in at much cheaper prices...😁 As an Englishman living in Germany, the Special with the English flag did somehow appeal to me even if it is the 'wrong' colours! BTW in the last year I have bought here in Germany a '79 B&C Sunburst for €2000 and a '78 Dotneck Sunburst for €1500- just saying...
  6. https://crazyparts.de/overlays-inlays/headstock-inlays--logos/gibson-raised-logo-gold.php €59,- for Gold/€49,- for Chrome at todays (05/15/20) price ca. 64/53USD plus shipping
  7. Do these prices include saddles/screws/springs as well or is the price of $175 just for the baseplate? whichever, it would still be that someone would have to front $3,500 for 20 pieces. The saddles are the most difficult/complicated part to produce with around 12 production steps BEFORE they are ready to be polished and then Nickel and/or Chrome plated (Chrome plated parts first have to be Copper plated then Nickel plated then Chrome plated!)... ...to be continued...
  8. They look similar but are in fact quite different, the circular hole, when seen from underneath, is actually a round cornered rectangular form with ledges that when viewed from above form the circle shape with a slot for the string (so probably less mass than the originals) (by the way I have been doing quite a lot of research on sustain block bridges/saddles recently for an article that I am writing!!)
  9. I also saw these a few months ago! These are NOT old, they are brand new, READ THE DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY: these are made of ZINC (cast/moulded, NOT machined) Mighty Mite is now owned by SAMICK which is a Korean company so the description about being so much better than "the cheap Chinese stuff that wears off and loses colour" is perhaps a bit disingenuous. The common consensus in the the guitar industry is that Bridges/Saddles made from Zinc sound like sh*t!! again, just saying!! ps The prices quoted in the text should alone be enough to make anyone suspicious (i.e. you get what you pay
  10. On 20th Sept. 2018 you(Never2Late) posted this: "I tried, and failed, to have John Mann at MannMade make Sustainblock replicas......he has the machine-shop, the tooling, the expertise (original bridge designer/manufacturer to PRS who made bridges for them for 30 years), and the specs. I sent him an original USA Hamer TLE for a few months to dis-assemble and take all the measurements and make a prototype......then I got excuses/delays/run-around. For months. I gave-up working with him - he wants to sell his designs/products, when he's darned-good-and-ready to make them. I told him ther
  11. We are talking about a difference of around 0.125 (inch) difference which is a hell of lot when you consider, for example, that when you insert a shim double the thickness of a piece of normal office paper under the neck of a stratocaster you get a difference of approx.2mm at the bridge...
  12. The base of this Hipshot bridge is HALF the depth of a real Sustain Block Bridge so you would still need a shim underneath which seems to defeat the the whole object of the exercise and not only that but the saddles are completely different and don't look even close to the original design if you want your guitar/bridge to be historically accurate/vintage correct... just saying!!
  13. Hi Bloozguy, what's happening with the Sustain Block Bridges? Any develoments or should I start looking elsewhere....?

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