Adhesive tape or Mastery thimbles?

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Adhesive tape or Mastery thimbles?

Post by Talesmusic » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:08 pm

I had some problems with a buzzing mastery bridge and putting some adhesive tape on the pountings posts (so that It fit perfectly snug in the thimbles) seemed to solve it.

Now I'm wondering. Will the adhesive tape kill some of the resonance and would I gain something with buying the Mastery thimbles or will it not make that big of a difference?

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Re: Adhesive tape or Mastery thimbles?

Post by adamrobertt » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:56 am

The Mastery thimbles make a huge difference. I was always skeptical and never used them (when I had Masterys, I don't use them anymore) but finally ended up with a guitar that had them... bridge was way more snug and worked noticeably better.

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Re: Adhesive tape or Mastery thimbles?

Post by skern » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:43 pm

Talesmusic wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:08 pm
I had some problems with a buzzing mastery bridge and putting some adhesive tape on the pountings posts (so that It fit perfectly snug in the thimbles) seemed to solve it.

Now I'm wondering. Will the adhesive tape kill some of the resonance and would I gain something with buying the Mastery thimbles or will it not make that big of a difference?
Do you use the height adjustment screws or do you lock the bridge all the way down against the plate?

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Re: Adhesive tape or Mastery thimbles?

Post by Talesmusic » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:05 am

I use the height adjustment screws

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Re: Adhesive tape or Mastery thimbles?

Post by skern » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:09 am

Talesmusic wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:05 am
I use the height adjustment screws
I'd get the thimbles, if only for peace of mind. You an also buy the stock Fender thimbles which are identical to the Mastery thimbles. They're like $10 on eBay. Depending on what guitar you have (Squier?), you might have to widen the thimble holes by an unperceivable amount using a rounded file.

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Re: Adhesive tape or Mastery thimbles?

Post by Loobster » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:27 am

adamrobertt wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:56 am
The Mastery thimbles make a huge difference. I was always skeptical and never used them (when I had Masterys, I don't use them anymore) but finally ended up with a guitar that had them... bridge was way more snug and worked noticeably better.
Same here.

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