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    I want to try a wood bridge on my Casino Coupe guitar. What is the sound difference between an ebony bridge and a rosewood bridge?

    Thanks

    Doug

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    My experience is that rosewood has a darker sound with less sustain. Ebony is a bit brighter with more sustain given it's a harder wood.
    In my opinion either are a huge improvement over a tune-o-matic. FWIW most of my guitars have rosewood bridges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entresz
    My experience is that rosewood has a darker sound with less sustain. Ebony is a bit brighter with more sustain given it's a harder wood.
    In my opinion either are a huge improvement over a tune-o-matic. FWIW most of my guitars have rosewood bridges.
    Thanks, entresz. Makes sense given the higher density of ebony. If there is not going to be much difference with ebony, I might as well stick to a TOM. Fortunately there is rosewood.

    If you don't mind my asking, where do you buy your rosewood bridges? Thanks

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug B
    Thanks, entresz. Makes sense given the higher density of ebony. If there is not going to be much difference with ebony, I might as well stick to a TOM. Fortunately there is rosewood.

    If you don't mind my asking, where do you buy your rosewood bridges? Thanks

    Doug
    Still a big difference between ebony and TOM
    Stew mac sell some nice rosewood/ebony bridges but they might not have the right post spacing

    I bought one for a TOM bridge... I had the ebony base but I wanted the saddle. I bought a used Gibson part of eBay. It was tricky to find something with the right post spacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entresz
    Stew mac sell some nice rosewood/ebony bridges but they might not have the right post spacing

    I bought one for a TOM bridge... I had the ebony base but I wanted the saddle. I bought a used Gibson part of eBay. It was tricky to find something with the right post spacing.
    I saw the Stew Mac bridges and they have a print out of the measurments. It looks like it would fit for me.

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    I substituted the TOM-Bridge on my Ibanez AG75 (basic artcore model) for a wooden bridge and it made a lot of difference. To me the guitar had more of an acoustic air with the wooden bridge. It did more than changing a pickup. It's an inexpensive way to alter the tone of your guitar – just like strings and picks. Good luck, mate.