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Old 06-20-2019, 01:26 PM
littlebobby littlebobby is offline
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Default Bridge truss

I recently acquired a beautiful 1966 LG1 which has a bit of bellying. I chose it over a B25 and a 1961 LG1 because the tone is just sublime and I love the ladder bracing snap.
My luthier who is a genius recommended a bridge truss rather than a neck reset. I trust the cat implicitly as he has worked wonders on things like an old 67 Harmony archtop but I am a wee bit worried that the truss might mess with tone and sustain, the latter being outrageous for a ladder braced guitar.
Anybody got before and after experience of the impact of a bridge truss? I know Breedlove install as a matter of course but I have no experience of it myself.
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:03 PM
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Just for the benefit of any readers who may be wondering what a "bridge truss" might be, what is being referred to is the BRIDGE DOCTOR
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Old 06-22-2019, 12:45 PM
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Neck reset is not a fix for excessive bellying. Bridge doctor is not a fix if you need a neck reset. Your luthier's suggestion that you use the bridge doctor in lieu of a neck reset does not inspire confidence.

A little bellying is not a problem that needs any fixing.
Why do you think this guitar needs anything? High action?

Of course a Bridge Doctor will affect tone and sustain.
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Old 06-23-2019, 01:56 AM
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Neck reset is not a fix for excessive bellying. Bridge doctor is not a fix if you need a neck reset. Your luthier's suggestion that you use the bridge doctor in lieu of a neck reset does not inspire confidence.

A little bellying is not a problem that needs any fixing.
Why do you think this guitar needs anything? High action?

Of course a Bridge Doctor will affect tone and sustain.
Action is a wee bit high above the 7th fret. Definite but small bellying behind the bridge. I have pondered and iím Going with a set up and 11ís instead of 12ís.
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Old 06-23-2019, 10:29 AM
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Not really possible to say what to do with the information you have provided. It could just need some setting up; possibly even just a truss rod adjustment. Get a second opinion.
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