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Four Uncles ABR-1 bridge just in and...

FenRx

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$400 for a vintage-correct bridge (originals fetch far more!) isn’t all that nuts. People dump way more money than this into pedals that end up making them sound worse.
Which fallacy have you stated?
 

FenRx

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Wow! Dead on.

But you probably are not supposed to say that out loud...
Actually it completely avoids the topic of confirmation bias by making a straw man argument but keep on “yaaaaaaas queen”
 

renderit

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Actually it completely avoids the topic of confirmation bias by making a straw man argument but keep on “yaaaaaaas queen”
Oh, sooooooorrrrry.

Didn't know this thread was now all about you and your view, but rather aboot a product we may not know of.

But feel free to poke as you wish, you ARE showing your colors...


And is the statement in question really a "straw man"?

Or is it simply a different "perspective"?

Stating "is not" offers none. Showing an example does.
 
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renderit

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And I have to ask (simply because the abuse of the term "straw man" into a pejorative in todays society to actually do the same thing it is calling out as shown here) isn't the very act of showing a "laugh 'til I cry" emoji while implying that it couldn't possibly be that good sounding because of the price and therefore the person paying it is deluding themselves somewhat of a straw man in itself?

But a more accurate use of the term?

I ask because I wish to know, not to throw barbs at thee...

I respect your view whether not respect is returned.


In context: Yes (or yaaaaaas queen as you put it) we spend huge amounts "chasing the grail tone" in other ways.

In the grand scheme of things is $400 for a bridge too much?

For some, yes.

For some no.

Could it offer the sound?

The price means nothing in the answer.

It is merely the key to the lock to find the answer.
 

Any Name You Wish

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Boom? Raise your pickup with a half or full turn of the screw on the low E side and you will get boom alright. Are you sure you guys are not changing the set-up while doing these mods and that is where you are getting the better tone? I can relate to a bad saddle with a bad notch causing some problems, but a thumbwheel? Anything is possible I guess.
 

CK6

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Boom? Raise your pickup with a half or full turn of the screw on the low E side and you will get boom alright. Are you sure you guys are not changing the set-up while doing these mods and that is where you are getting the better tone? I can relate to a bad saddle with a bad notch causing some problems, but a thumbwheel? Anything is possible I guess.
Have you tried changing stainless steel thumbwheels for brass ones? I tried it and there is a noticeable, actually pretty big difference in sound. It was the best $5 I’ve ever spent..
 
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Any Name You Wish

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It is an inexpensive and easy thing to try. My R9 is a 2021 so I think it already has the brass thumb wheels, otherwise what the hay, give it a shot.
 

CK6

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It is an inexpensive and easy thing to try. My R9 is a 2021 so I think it already has the brass thumb wheels, otherwise what the hay, give it a shot.

Ah! Both of my Les Pauls had SS thumbwheels so the difference was pretty big. My Norlins have brass.
 

CK6

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ordered 2 four uncles abr-1
Me too! Did you install them yet? Any thoughts? Cheers

I just installed the Four Uncles ABR1 in my CC13 and it sounds awesome! I’ll install the second one shortly in my other Les Paul.
 
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CK6

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I installed two of them last week and they are killer! Reed-sounding and lots of harmonics. Huge improvement over the stock bridge and helped balance out the instrument.

Brass thumbwheels and vintage-wire Wizz pickups, paired with the Four Uncles bridge sounds amazing!

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