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    Anybody know of a compensated ebony/rosewood bridge that'll fit on TOM post spacing? 2-29/32" or 73.8mm. Thanks!

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    I"ve been frustrated with the same issue. The spacing is just enough different to make it very hard to find a good one.

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    I had this issue with my Matsumoku Epi Emperor. It had the standard TOM bridge, same dimensions as a Gibson.
    Ended up buying an ebony saddle from JV guitars. Finding a saddle with the right post spacing etc. was difficult.

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    It is really easy to take a small round file to the post holes of a wooden bridge saddle to make them a little elongated so that the saddle will fit TOM spacing. At least it has been for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buduranus2
    Anybody know of a compensated ebony/rosewood bridge that'll fit on TOM post spacing? 2-29/32" or 73.8mm. Thanks!
    I believe our very own forum member Matt Cushman can craft a custom ebony/rosewood bridge that will be accurately compensated if you send him your intonated TOM. He will copy the post hole spacing.
    His prices are very reasonable. He can also radius an attractive bridge base if you send him that as well.

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    The ones sold by Sadowsky fits. Check their web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helios
    I believe our very own forum member Matt Cushman can craft a custom ebony/rosewood bridge that will be accurately compensated if you send him your intonated TOM. He will copy the post hole spacing.
    His prices are very reasonable. He can also radius an attractive bridge base if you send him that as well.
    Matt Cushman is the man! He made a beautiful compensated ebony saddle for my L5. Just send him a picture of the TOM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone
    I"ve been frustrated with the same issue. The spacing is just enough different to make it very hard to find a good one.
    Yes, I've found 74mm from India. Maybe they rounded up from 73.8? Also some delivery concerns.

    Quote Originally Posted by entresz
    I had this issue with my Matsumoku Epi Emperor. It had the standard TOM bridge, same dimensions as a Gibson. Ended up buying an ebony saddle from JV guitars. Finding a saddle with the right post spacing etc. was difficult.
    I checked them out and all they had at the moment was a bone retrofit saddle. A little brighter than I prefer.

    Quote Originally Posted by lammie200
    It is really easy to take a small round file to the post holes of a wooden bridge saddle to make them a little elongated so that the saddle will fit TOM spacing. At least it has been for me.
    Afraid I'm not quite that handy.

    Quote Originally Posted by helios
    I believe our very own forum member Matt Cushman can craft a custom ebony/rosewood bridge that will be accurately compensated if you send him your intonated TOM. He will copy the post hole spacing. His prices are very reasonable. He can also radius an attractive bridge base if you send him that as well.
    Thanks. I've already reached out to him based on your recommendation.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldane
    The ones sold by Sadowsky fits. Check their web site.
    I checked it out and was kind of underwhelmed. Wish he would have shown a side view. A little pricey too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lammie200
    It is really easy to take a small round file to the post holes of a wooden bridge saddle to make them a little elongated so that the saddle will fit TOM spacing. At least it has been for me.
    I've done this too, works great.

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    Do you want one comp'd for a wound g, or a plain g?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    Do you want one comp'd for a wound g, or a plain g?
    Wound. I'm using TI Benson 12s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buduranus2
    Wound. I'm using TI Benson 12s.
    OK. I think I have a spare Sadowsky at home for plain G. That's why I never used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound
    OK. I think I have a spare Sadowsky at home for plain G. That's why I never used it.