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    I replaced the original on my gibson because of a crack. I replaced it with a sullivan bridge. Are these the chice of other players and why?
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    Yes I hope someone can help on this question.I'm about to do the same thing,and why do you think the Sullivan bridge is nearly twice the price of some of the other F5 bridges I see advertised?Better constuction,materials,design?Markelberry do you like the one you got,was it difficult to fit?

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    I have set up several mandolins with the Sullivan bridge. They work well, but so does the Steve Smith, Cumberland Acoustics bridge, and in my opinion they are machined better. The inntonation of the saddle seems more representative of J-74 or J-75 strings. Which begs the question, what strings will you be using? Kenc
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    Steve Smith is a great fellow to deal with.

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    I have one Sullivan on one mando and a Cumberland radius on the other because it has a radius fret board .

    I like them both in terms of quality and sound. I didn't fit either, sent them to my local tech guy, was worth the extra few bucks to get it fitted right the first try.

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    I've had both. Both are good, Steve's are a little beefer and seem to be milled better. Steve has a lot more options to fit your mandolin. I got a tall saddle on the last one for the steeper angle of my fretboard.

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    I put Siminoffs loar style on my Ajr, to my untrained ear and eye, it works just like a...well just like a bridge. And it was only 20 bucks. I think some of the others are around 40-50, could someone please explain the difference? I know machining, ec.. but is Siminoff, er, off?

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    Ive noticed a difference in volume and sustain,I also put on a new Allen tailpiece my band members keep telling me to turn it down, I had a local respected repairman to do all set up and was very happy with the results. Markelberry
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