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Mking 11-21-2020 08:17 AM

Gibson LG-2 Bridge Plate Photo
 
I would like to see what the bridge plate looks like on an LG-2. If anyone has a photo would you please send me one or however many you have? You can either attach them here or PM me. I would appreciate it. Thanks

Michael

redir 11-21-2020 09:27 AM

What year are you talking about? I think they varied a lot especially during war time years. I just pulled one out a couple months ago but it came out in pieces and I didn't take any pics. It was about .09in thick and only as wide as the bridge.

Mking 11-21-2020 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by redir (Post 6555724)
What year are you talking about? I think they varied a lot especially during war time years. I just pulled one out a couple months ago but it came out in pieces and I didn't take any pics. It was about .09in thick and only as wide as the bridge.

1947. I took my guitar to the shop to have the K&K pickups put in. When the fellow at the store put a mirror in the guitar he said the bridge plate wasn't big enough to install/space the three disks. The bridge plate wood looked pretty new. It did look to be as wide as you describe. Not very wide.

Have you, or anyone else here on the forum installed the K&Ks in an LG-2, or LG-3?

redir 11-22-2020 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Mking (Post 6556262)
1947. I took my guitar to the shop to have the K&K pickups put in. When the fellow at the store put a mirror in the guitar he said the bridge plate wasn't big enough to install/space the three disks. The bridge plate wood looked pretty new. It did look to be as wide as you describe. Not very wide.

Have you, or anyone else here on the forum installed the K&Ks in an LG-2, or LG-3?

It is a pretty small bridge plate. You can glue two or even just one of the transducers and still get it to work. Not ideal but doable. You can also glue it on to the soundboard just in front of the bridge plate. Again not ideal but doable.

Or just look for another system that will work.

bnjp 11-22-2020 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by redir (Post 6556662)
It is a pretty small bridge plate. You can glue two or even just one of the transducers and still get it to work. Not ideal but doable. You can also glue it on to the soundboard just in front of the bridge plate. Again not ideal but doable.

Or just look for another system that will work.

Could you add a small piece of maple just in front of the bridge plate to hold the transducers?

Mking 11-22-2020 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bnjp (Post 6556734)
Could you add a small piece of maple just in front of the bridge plate to hold the transducers?

This course of action is what the fellow in the store said he could do but I told him I would think about doing that. I don't want to possibly muck with the sound of the guitar by adding to it.

I have a Fishman Rare Earth humbucker sound hole pick up that sounds very good.

Mking 11-22-2020 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by redir (Post 6556662)
It is a pretty small bridge plate. You can glue two or even just one of the transducers and still get it to work. Not ideal but doable. You can also glue it on to the soundboard just in front of the bridge plate. Again not ideal but doable.

Or just look for another system that will work.

Yeah, I have a Fishman Rare Earth sound hole pick up.

redir 11-22-2020 05:51 PM

I would not alter the originality of a '47 Gibson. So no I would not add wood in front of the original bridge plate unless it was for repair purposes. And there probably just isn't enough room there anyway.

I like K and K stuff, it's about the best there is for acoustic guitar imho. For many many years I hated USP's with their rubbery thuddy fake tone that was till a couple years ago when I found the Fishman Aura. Now, again IMHO, a Fishman USP with an Aura is the very best acoustic amplified I've ever come across.

Mking 11-22-2020 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by redir (Post 6556981)
I would not alter the originality of a '47 Gibson. So no I would not add wood in front of the original bridge plate unless it was for repair purposes. And there probably just isn't enough room there anyway.

I like K and K stuff, it's about the best there is for acoustic guitar imho. For many many years I hated USP's with their rubbery thuddy fake tone that was till a couple years ago when I found the Fishman Aura. Now, again IMHO, a Fishman USP with an Aura is the very best acoustic amplified I've ever come across.

I agree with you on not adding any wood. I'll stick to the Rare Earth sound hole of I want to amplify the guitar. That pickup is good enough for Will Kimbrough in his LG-3 and John Leventhal in his Collings so that is my best bet. Thanks for the response.

Howard Emerson 11-23-2020 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Mking (Post 6556884)
This course of action is what the fellow in the store said he could do but I told him I would think about doing that. I don't want to possibly muck with the sound of the guitar by adding to it.

I have a Fishman Rare Earth humbucker sound hole pick up that sounds very good.

I would not hesitate to have a small piece of wood added next to the bridge, and furthermore it would make the whole job easier.

I would attach the pickups to the piece of wood, and then with hot hide glue, have the whole unit fastened to the underside of the top.

Removal is then easier if desired.

It can even be done in back of the bridge plate where there is more room.

Regards,
Howard Emerson

Mking 11-23-2020 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Howard Emerson (Post 6557264)
I would not hesitate to have a small piece of wood added next to the bridge, and furthermore it would make the whole job easier.

I would attach the pickups to the piece of wood, and then with hot hide glue, have the whole unit fastened to the underside of the top.

Removal is then easier if desired.

It can even be done in back of the bridge plate where there is more room.

Regards,
Howard Emerson

Hmmm, thank you.


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