Explorer (Destroyer) ABR-1 Tune-0-matic - radius

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Explorer (Destroyer) ABR-1 Tune-0-matic - radius

Post by JimiJames » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:02 am

Just figured out I have two different radius'.

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...Must be a Monday morning oversight on Gibson's part.

I think the Epiphone's also offer a 14" radius, but most are 12".
The machined threads are more like drywall screws on this assembly. For now, I used some Teflon tape on the stopbar's stud anchors.
So, what do I need (in gold)? From Gibson? Tone Pro's? StewMac? other ?
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Re: Explorer (Destroyer) ABR-1 Tune-0-matic - radius

Post by Strat78 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:25 pm

You got to dump all the guts and hardware on that thing and put in some good stuff. Chrome looks much better! I used a harmonica style bride and it was much better than the crappy bridge that came stock.
I think it was this bridge:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Kluson-Stee ... 4d27d12773

I had two Epiphones but sold and traded both for amp parts. They were both really solid guitars with big tone.

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Re: Explorer (Destroyer) ABR-1 Tune-0-matic - radius

Post by JimiJames » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:49 pm

Upon further review:
Found some more neck issues with the nut.
Removed it and adjusted the angle which helped with radius setup.

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O.K. I took it a step further and gave it the Chris Holmes Destroyer look.
I just slapped it in for looks. ( It will need anchors so I will hunt some down. )

Made in Japan:
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I noticed he's missing the lock nuts and his adjustment screws don't protrude out as much.
The saddle channels look slightly diff ?
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Re: Explorer (Destroyer) ABR-1 Tune-0-matic - radius

Post by guitar007 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:33 pm

Jimi
Sweet guitar!! :thumbsup: Where did you get your radius measuring tools at?
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Re: Explorer (Destroyer) ABR-1 Tune-0-matic - radius

Post by Roe » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:45 am

I prefer the faber with brass on e, b, g, and titan on D, A, E
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Re: Explorer (Destroyer) ABR-1 Tune-0-matic - radius

Post by garbeaj » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:25 pm

Excellent! When you get it set up, you must play "Take Your Whiskey Home" on it!

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