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May 13:

Man oh man. Pics and a more detailed report should follow this weekend but Pop's Compton Compensated Bridges are fantastic. Mine arrived yesterday afternoon. I had dinner plans so I didn't get it on my guitar until late in the evening but I DID play it. For quite some time. The '62 Guild Starfire II previously had a rosewood bridge. Now it has sustain for days, a little more spank and looks rocking.
Get this, the rosewood bridge and base seemed lower than my 5120 or other hollowbodies so I sent the whole assembly to Compton. My bridge had a few chpped/cracked edges on the treble side (it's 47 years old) - Compton made me a new base (looks great; definite keeper; will sand it to mate soon and THANK YOU!). How nice. Overall mega improvement in tone and appearance. Like I said, pics are forthcoming. But for now, thank you. One heck of a product you got there. My guild has never sounded so good. Can't wait to take it to the studio and plug it in. 
 
May 14:
 
Today I equipped a second guitar with a Compton Brass bridge, my 6120 N. This guitar has a factory pinned bridge and had a very long-travel variant of the Adjustomatic from the factory. No problems to report. Everything went smoothly and with EXL 110s the guitar intonates well. This is the guitar I will most likely take to the jam BTW. After installing the bridge I gave it a good tryout, evreything from warm Jazz to ultra-twangy Country. The new bridge improves upon the sustain characteristics of the guitar and lends new authority to the sound. It looks good on there too. Maybe we can get some good pics at the jam session.
 
August:
 
Hi Wayne, I received the Aluminum Bridge today and I have to say I am very happy with it! I know from experience with other guitars the difference a change of bridge material can make, but I was shocked at how your bridge improved this guitar. I am using it on a Gretsch electromatic hollow body. The sustain has definitely improved, The intonation is spot on, the "playability" is much nicer due to the radius, but the biggest improvement is in the tone. Every string sounds "bigger" and "rounder", if that makes sense, and there are natural harmonics and overtones that I didn't notice before. You have a great product here.
Thanks alot, Mike
 
August:
 
My first post and received my new SS bridge yesterday. I haven't installed it yet. What a good looking piece!
I've been a machinist for 30 years...specifically highly polished plastic injection molds and the last 20 years produced from CNC equipment. I honestly believed I'd probably have to go over this bridge and finish it off with a good polish.
Boy was I wrong. It looks fantastic! Excellent job, Pops. The craftsmanship is first rate.Now to get it installed and hear that sound y'all are raving about. Thanks Pops. Price, delivery and packaging were all excellent as well.
Greg
 
August 18:
 
The bridge arrived in perfect condition and looked like gold to me LOL and even better I was charged no import duty or taxes which is an added bonus.
 Unfortunately the Compton would not fit on the bridge posts and let me quickly sate that this was not Wayne’s fault or anyone else’s. The measurement on my CC was 7.5cm which is 2.95275" between bridge posts which puts it in between the 2.9 and the 3”, if anything a little closer to the 3”. As someone else had no problems in fitting the 3” on the same guitar we all assumed it would fit and again let me say I am certainly blaming no one at all. Obviously sending the bridge back and all the transport and time involved was not really an option so I needed to find a solution. The solution was to use a drill to open the holes either side slightly to allow the bridge posts to fit into the Compton without distorting the ebony base of the bridge. Worked fine and here are the photographs to prove it.
 The tone is clearly brighter to such a degree that I have had to modify some presets I have on my Vox Tonelab LE to compensate a little (pun intended). As far as intonation is concerned it is bang on with strings 1, 2 and 3 using an electronic tuner but very slightly out on 4, 5 and 6 but so close that it sounds perfect and let me say a great improvement over the Space Control Bridge that was on the guitar.
 So we have marked change in tone and a clear benefit on intonation with hardly any inclination at all on the bridge to compensate. The radius matches the fretboard perfectly and that is really noticeable when adjusting string height. The Compton is also extremely comfortable and makes muting a dream and I get the feeling that Gretsch and the Compton are a match made in heaven and I was Gretsch I would be knocking at Wayne’s door for a deal.
 Suffice to say Wayne/Pop’s is an absolute pleasure to do business with and the value for money on these bridges is amazing. So if you’re sitting on the fence about getting one don’t even think about it at as you cannot go wrong.
 A really big thanks to Compton Compensator Custom Bridges for making such a fantastic and value for money product.
 Gerry Cooper
 
 
August 24:
 
Hi Wayne,
My bridge arrived on sat. Thanks for getting it out to me so quickly. Took about 5 min to install and LOOK OUT! Everything I'd read about it and more! First off the extra "spank" I was looking for is there in spades. Intonation is perfect and didn't realize the difference a matching radius would make but, this guitar plays and sounds like a dream! This is an amazing product that makes an already cool guitar THE BOMB!! Can't thank you enough. - Thom
 
 
 

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