Compton Bridge - Contact PH for Wayne Compton

mwhitney

Electromatic
Gold Supporting Member
Nov 22, 2022
15
Okanagan, BC
Hey all!
I have a customer in with a G6120 / TV Jones pickups, 9.5" FB radius, 2.9" post spacing and 2" spread, E-to-E at the saddle.

He wants a bit more width here due to playing style. 2-1/8" (as is the listed option on the site if not going with 2") seems a bit much and is going to kick the strings well off the pole pieces. I'm wondering if anyone is running 2-1/6" on this setup or what the general consensus is (pros/cons) with going even wider.

No doubt, they can notch the bridge as one sees fit but I'd like to get some feedback from players who may have travelled this road already.

I've reached out to Wayne Compton (or his son?) via the website but haven't received a reply. If someone has a phone number for the shop, that would be great as well. Google didn't pull anything up and the website only lists an address.

Thanks in advance!
Mike

P.S.
Wayne, if you're here, it would be great to 'meet' you and have a quick chat! Cheers.
 

Ricochet

Senior Gretsch-Talker
Gold Supporting Member
Nov 13, 2009
22,731
Monkey Island
He wants a bit more width here due to playing style. 2-1/8" (as is the listed option on the site if not going with 2") seems a bit much and is going to kick the strings well off the pole pieces. I'm wondering if anyone is running 2-1/6" on this setup or what the general consensus is (pros/cons) with going even wider.

I don’t like the wide 2-1/8, even though I play fingerstyle(awkwardly). I prefer the compact 2” but I also prefer for the strings to run (more or less) parallel to the fretboard edge for orientation poipoises. It’s a predicament.
 

mwhitney

Electromatic
Gold Supporting Member
Nov 22, 2022
15
Okanagan, BC
Wayne got back to me. Thanks guys. Should this help out anyone in future, his recommendation was 2-1/16” max.

I believe this will still stay within pole piece alignment and if anything improve slightly on the strings running parallel to the FB edges higher up the neck. Going for the aluminum version without tone chamber.

I’ll report back with player feedback once installed.
 


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