a brief history
Gibson is a company with a history that goes back to 1902. In 1952 they introduced their first solidbody electric guitar which they came out after co operating with guitarist Les Paul. These were exceptional guitars to the detail but for some reason they used low quality hardware in some parts. The bridge was made from zinc and they didn’t change it since then. Zinc is low cost and from the sound perspective, it is the worst metal someone can use. It dampens the sound due to being too soft, so you loose harmonics and sustain resulting in a poor sound. Especially Les Pauls turn to have muddy sound, with basses frequencies that are totally destroyed.
For some reason, most companies are spending more money in advertisement and not in upgrading their guitar line. Just like in all of our bridge line, Les Paul bridge is built from a billet of metal. Saddles are also built with great attention to detail and use of advanced techniques. Aluminium and brass casting would be much easier but could result in defects in quality so we, again, picked the difficult path. Details make the difference, so we created a bridge that has the perfect fitting. Saddles are fitted in a way that there is no need for a retainer but still can be changed easily when it has to. An also important difference is that all mounting screws are made of stainless material.
Les Paul Sound Chart
|Brass||Brass in Les Paul gives incredible sustain and sweet midrange. It suits especially Les Paul which are harsh. We do not recommend it for mud sound Les Pauls.
Style : Jazz, Rock, Metal, Hard Core.
|Steel||Unbelievable clarity, note separation and enhanced harmonics. Many Les Pauls seem to have a problem in the bass. Get any of these, use our steel bridge and you will be blown by the difference it gives to the overall sound of the guitar but it is especially a bless for these mud bass.
Style : Rock, Blues, Jazz, Metal.
|Aluminium||For us, it is the only bridge which can help a Les Paul to suit funky style. It gives clarity and definition a more woody opened tone and twang.
Style : Rock, Funk, Blues.