Hey everyone...Pop's just sent me a left-hand bridge that I could flip upside down and test out for all of you who have a terribly misplaced TOM bridge like mine. Here are the results:
I think if the cut was moved toward the neck about 3/16" it would probably intonate perfectly.
- The Bridge fit over the posts perfectly.
- The angle of the cut turned out to be spot on for all strings, but...
- The intonation on all strings turned out to be flat by 10 cents.
- The Aluminum bridge made the high notes a little less distinct than the stock TOM.
So, it was truly worth the attempt and I thank Pop's for letting me try it out before buying. He's a great guy to work with!
If you're only 10 cents off I think I'd live with it. Remember, when you are playing there is a degree of side thrust on the strings so, in the real world of playing a song, most people, even those with great technique, are a bit sharp anyhow.