The Next Generation

I have been thinking about the next generation EGS bridge for some time. Some thoughts going into the design were:

  • Better room for fingers when mounted on a regular guitar (i.e. no cut-away behind the bridge) and with recessed Floyd-Roses
  • Actual Floyd-Rose measurements of the base plate
  • Ability to intonate with strings at full tension

Please let me know what you think.

11 Comments

  1. I like it, and it would be preferable for a regular guitar. But it doesn’t seem to flow as well as the first generation. And depending on the angle of the tuners it might be kind of uncomfortable to play if they are sticking out from the guitar so much. But it would be cool to have a version of this on a regular/standard shaped guitar.

    -Alex

  2. I think it’s a great idea about having it with Floyd rose dimensions baseplate but not too keen on the tuners sticking up a great deal, it wouldn’t fit in a hardcase.

  3. I think it looks GREAT! Yea, I guess it’ll be difficult to fit it in a hardcase, but I’d still give it a thumbs up simple because it looks so damn AWESOME! Maybe you could lower the angle of elevation of the tuners a little bit, so that it might still fit inside most hardcases.

  4. Thanks for all comments so far! I will work on some more suggestions with a lower angle, and will make sure to include some pictures that show how far the tuners actually protrude upwards. Previously, I have put a lot of energy into working out a transposing tremolo with individual action for each string. Maybe I will incorporate some of those thoughts…
    In the meantime, check out this other Swedish company Sonoinvent’s invention “Tremologic” (http://www.playtremologic.com/). It is a work of art, although I have not seen it in real life.

    • How about the work with the independant string in the trem?
      You continues the research?

      • I have been, yes. And I even started working with an engineer to do some calculations, but it was unconclusive. Work continues, albeit slowly!

  5. I’m VERY interested in this design. I’m very much looking forward to seeing a headless tuner on the market that is practical to use on a standard guitar. Awesome work, Ola, and I hope this becomes available soon.

  6. It shurely looks interesting. I’ve never been very much into drilling any extra wood from my guitars as I tend to think that the more there’s wood, the better the tone. It would be nice to see this one coming to reality. Also, as a left hander I hope to see this desingn as well the first generation bridges available as well.

  7. Love the idea of it fitting into a routed floyd guitar. What if though you snapped down each string rather than leaving them at the high they are above, bring tension to the string?

    A kind of ‘snap and lock’ feature. Being that most floyd equiped guitars will have access through the back of the guitar there would then I suppose need to be some type of lock/unlock feature also for when the strings need to be change.
    Would possibly help with tunning the guitar also.

    One possible downside would be the wear of whatever is locking the string housing down though. Maybe somehting from the back side that can be flipped over and tighten down once the string housing is in the down possition?

    • Thanks for the comment. The challenge is really getting the different parts of the mechanism to fit into the width permitted by the string spacing, and still be dimensioned to be durable enough for many years of playing. This design is more or less abandoned at this stage – possibly in favor of one with a worm gear construction – time will tell…

  8. Your goals is a good one, but why do you need to do everything in straight lines? There is a place in this design where some curved sections could work really well….

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