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4.8

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

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on ALL my Gibson's !!

I had a 1978 Gibson RD Artist in 1980 when I first saw a TP-6 and was HOOKED from then ! Since, I've installed them on every Gibson I've owned because I LOVE...Read complete review

I had a 1978 Gibson RD Artist in 1980 when I first saw a TP-6 and was HOOKED from then ! Since, I've installed them on every Gibson I've owned because I LOVE them & I'm just so used to it being there. I have a 1990 "V" I ordered new,a 2006 L.P. Custom I got new, a 2001 L.P. Studio I got 2nd hand, a 2006 Explorer, a Custom Made Dr. LaRrY bass/guitar doubleneck I built and now I'm modding a Schaller into a fine tuning ! The Gibson TP-6 will go on ALL my future Gibsons too and if you ever have the coin to get one, JUST DO IT ! It's funtional art to me plus it makes your guitar look awsome I think. Didn't notice any change in my tone even on my new L.P. Custom so feel free to get one for any guitar it will fit on. NOTE: only on 1 of my guitars I had to grind a little off the bottom so the studs would slide in. Still not sure why but it's STILL on the guitar so no biggie ! I'm sold on them and every Gibson I've let go had one on it and the NEW owners were very pleased it was there ! Kinda pricey for what it is but I feel worth every penny seeing how many times I reach over to give my little fine tuning touches. NICE UPGRADE ! MUSICIANS FRIEND KEEPS AMERICA ROCKIN' !!!

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best money spent for guitar

buy it, best investment. come pay day i'm gonna buy a couple more.
not much for features, it's just a stop tail with a little lever with a hook on it...Read complete review

buy it, best investment. come pay day i'm gonna buy a couple more.
not much for features, it's just a stop tail with a little lever with a hook on it and a fine tuner post to let the lever up or down. works great, string tension keeps everything from slipping.
cosmetically it's not super high quality CNC machining, but it functions 100%
in my opinion this is the best money you can spend for a guitar. I have a music degree and have spent every year of my life from 1st grade through college in choir, so i know about how chords need to be tuned to lock in, in order to get your overtones and resonances to work right. I'm a big fan of the earvana nut for this same reason. What this bridge allows you to do is pull the string from the bridge end with microscopic adjustments (like a couple cents!) without having to worry about the STUPID NUT GRABBING THE STRING THEN LETTING IT SLIP WHEN YOU PLAY TWO NOTES. Sorry but that drives me absolutely bonkers. I bought an ESP Eclipse with a bone nut, and sold it two days later for that very reason. Now two years later, I slapped this bridge on a new ESP Viper with the same bone nut and it completely solves the problem. 100% in tune, and it actually STAYS IN TUNE. buy it, you won't regret it.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

on ALL my Gibson's !!

By Dr.LaRrY ♫

from Winston~Salem ~ N.C.

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Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

I had a 1978 Gibson RD Artist in 1980 when I first saw a TP-6 and was HOOKED from then ! Since, I've installed them on every Gibson I've owned because I LOVE them & I'm just so used to it being there. I have a 1990 "V" I ordered new,a 2006 L.P. Custom I got new, a 2001 L.P. Studio I got 2nd hand, a 2006 Explorer, a Custom Made Dr. LaRrY bass/guitar doubleneck I built and now I'm modding a Schaller into a fine tuning ! The Gibson TP-6 will go on ALL my future Gibsons too and if you ever have the coin to get one, JUST DO IT ! It's funtional art to me plus it makes your guitar look awsome I think. Didn't notice any change in my tone even on my new L.P. Custom so feel free to get one for any guitar it will fit on. NOTE: only on 1 of my guitars I had to grind a little off the bottom so the studs would slide in. Still not sure why but it's STILL on the guitar so no biggie ! I'm sold on them and every Gibson I've let go had one on it and the NEW owners were very pleased it was there ! Kinda pricey for what it is but I feel worth every penny seeing how many times I reach over to give my little fine tuning touches. NICE UPGRADE ! MUSICIANS FRIEND KEEPS AMERICA ROCKIN' !!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Out of obscurity

By Aaron-4M-5X

from MON (middle of nowhere), PA

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Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

It boggles the mind that this device is so obscure. Perhaps it is just a "price point" issue, but if you spend above $1000 on a guitar with the Gibson name on it, the TP-6 ought to be standard equipment (being one of their best inventions!). It just makes everything easier for the guitarist. When you jump around like Angus Young, and bend strings from E to A, they are going to stretch and drop, no matter what, over the course of a gig. Having this fine-tuner makes life soooo much easier. On my "stock" Flying V, this was the best upgrade that could have been made. No redrilling -- just wind in the gold nuts to the existing screw base, slide it on, and quit reaching. I would suggest painting gloss black (or gold) the nuts used to tune it. The one I bought seemed to be "raw metal" which is already subjecting them to signs of rust from finger sweat. Being grooved (for easy finger grip) will compound the problem, as cleaning them will be a chore and the sweat will accumulate. At minimum, give them a shot of WD-40 to seal them a bit.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why isn't this on every guitar?

By 69LesPaulCustom

from San Jose

Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

I've owned one of these on my LP since they first came out (late 70's? early 80's? can't recall). With over 30 years of hard use, it still looks great and performs perfectly. The ability to make small tuning adjustments with a quick shift of your right hand is a wonderful feature and it has always made me wonder why you don't see more guitars with this feature.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Must Have!

By Silicon Valley METAL SOCIETY

from Santa Clara, CA

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  • Functional
  • Good Quality
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      Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

      Get in perfect tune and add sustain. This is replacing all of my tail pieces. Makes string changing a breeze. Add locking tuners and change your strings in less than 5 minutes. Make sure your strings (on SG) don't touch the bridge by raising the posts. You will be amazed by the clarity and sustain. Twice as much mass/density as stock tailpieces.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GOT IT

      By stubbypup

      from FT Campbell KY right now

      Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

      Recently i had redone a 92 Epiphone les paul custom I used this tail piece with TonePros Metric Tune-O-Matic Bridge (Large Posts) With GraphTech Saddles.. What a difference i absolutly love this tail piece.. the only thing is yeah it fit directly on the old posts, but i wanted to have nice shiney new parts.. The new bushings were to large to fit in the hole,and the new posts didnt fit the old bushings.. long story short i used the old post but you dont even notice the posts.. It all looks so awesome now.. Thank you for a great product

      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      best money spent for guitar

      By seth-O8lUn

      from currently central Iraq

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      Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

      buy it, best investment. come pay day i'm gonna buy a couple more.
      not much for features, it's just a stop tail with a little lever with a hook on it and a fine tuner post to let the lever up or down. works great, string tension keeps everything from slipping.
      cosmetically it's not super high quality CNC machining, but it functions 100%
      in my opinion this is the best money you can spend for a guitar. I have a music degree and have spent every year of my life from 1st grade through college in choir, so i know about how chords need to be tuned to lock in, in order to get your overtones and resonances to work right. I'm a big fan of the earvana nut for this same reason. What this bridge allows you to do is pull the string from the bridge end with microscopic adjustments (like a couple cents!) without having to worry about the STUPID NUT GRABBING THE STRING THEN LETTING IT SLIP WHEN YOU PLAY TWO NOTES. Sorry but that drives me absolutely bonkers. I bought an ESP Eclipse with a bone nut, and sold it two days later for that very reason. Now two years later, I slapped this bridge on a new ESP Viper with the same bone nut and it completely solves the problem. 100% in tune, and it actually STAYS IN TUNE. buy it, you won't regret it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than reaching

      By Mano

      from Maui

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      Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

      This device allows you to tune on the fly without having to reach across the fretboard with your right hand while fretting a chord like many of us have done over the years. Just make sure that when you change strings, the saddle is positioned at "detente". You'll have to figure that out for yourself based on your own personal tendencies. There is no actual detente position. My 1980 Gibson Les Paul Artisan came with this thing from the factory. I guess it was a stock item at one time. It's not really really necessary but nice to have. If you find yourself having to use it too often, you have more pressing issues to worry about.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Gibson TP-6 tail piece

      By Ralphnaderchop

      from Chicago Area

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

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          Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

          Drop in replacement on my 2000 vintage Les Paul Classic. Heavier than the original tail piece. Fine tuners are simple and is very intuitive to use.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Accurate, Convenient, Solid!

          By Dino_K

          from New York

          Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

          This is by far the best bridge in the Gibson Lineup. The quick adjustment screws are very handy for live performance. Why do they even still use the Stopbar Tailpeice anymore?

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing on a Gibson V

          By TheVman

          from Tulsa, OK

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          Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

          I just got done putting this thing on my Gibson V. It couldn't fit better! I just snapped into the old posts and then you just string it up. By pure looks alone its awesome! But then you play the guitar with the tailpiece on it, and oh my! Tone and sustain just multiply! It's easy to use, looks amazing, works incredibly at minor tuning adjustments, and makes he guitar sound better. So...Why haven't you bought it yet?

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          what a champ

          By GibsonSGputa

          from Del Rio

          Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

          installed it on my gibson sg special a few monthes ago and it makes tuning my guitar so much easier. amazing look and excellent quality once you get past installing it. do yourself a favor, BUY THIS!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Upgrade!!!

          By Offthewall663

          from Bernardston Ma.

          Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

          This is truly an awesome up grade. I put it on my Epiphone SG and it promotes huge sustain and it sounds to me like it is giving it better, cleaner tone. Looks awesome, i got the chrome version and put it on my SG (black) and it looks almost as awesome as it works. The only thing i didn't expect (which really wasn't a huge deal) was the fact that this product is not a stock replacement. The truss's that go into the guitar are about 1/16th of an inch larger so it requires some modification, but overall....it is an absolutely awesome upgrade for an guitar.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A MUST, maybe...

          By stinkfist

          from texas

          Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

          I installed one on my ESP Horizon Custom. I recently puchased an ESP Eclipse Deluxe, and have to say, if you're used to having a Floyd, and have a couple guitars with a stoptail, it's a must have. If youre' pcky about exact tuning like me, and don't want to fiddle around with a fractional turn up on the headstock. The only drawback is the pricetag. Plus you dont need the posts & all that jazz to replace your existing tailpiece, just the tail...

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By fT

          from USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Playing Guitar In Tune

            Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

            Easier to adjust small tuning differences at the bridge!

             
            5.0

            Tp6 in every home

            By Iron mike

            from Ojai california

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

                When they make one with nickel plating,I'll buy another.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Customer Service by Musician's Friend

                By Mikey

                from Roanoke, VA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

                  Excellent Product

                   
                  5.0

                  Professional fine tuners that make all guitars better, much,

                  By Lbk

                  from East tn

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

                    Simply the finest pardon the pun, tuners available.

                     
                    5.0

                    Couldn't do without it....

                    By Lester-mkDML

                    from Upside of the hill

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                    Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

                    This tailpiece perfectly fits my 2006 Epiphone G-400 Custom.Leaving the body studs as they were, It just took a small push and it virtually snapped in. The Schaller FT Tailpiece did not fit and would've had to mod the guitar and all that. The Gibson is exact, so don't be swayed. It made the sustain even better. Don't know how but it sings longer.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    THE upgrade!

                    By The guy that lives in my house

                    from USA

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                    Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

                    I bought a Gibson Faded SG Special about 6 years ago, (back when they were priced decent and were actually quality guitars)and I've left it completely stock for all this time. I finally decided that, instead of buying a more expensive SG, that I would just start upgrading this one, since I absolutely love the feel of this guitar. So, I put a bone nut on it, replaced the stock 490 pups with a SD 59 model and SD Pearly Gates. And finally, I replaced the stock stop bar with this TP-6 tailpiece. What a HUGE difference it has made. This guitar is now in better tune then it ever has been. I tune it up with the machine heads and then fine tune it at the tailpiece. It's also easier to make slight tuning adjustments while playing. Much more convenient then reaching up to the head stock. All Gibsons should come stock with this tailpiece. Buy it. It's worth every penny. You don't really need the posts that come with it though. It'll slide right on the existing posts of Gibsons with stock stop bars. They should offer just the tailpiece without the posts. Maybe that would cut down on the price a bit.

                    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I Want One

                    By FlyingVFTW

                    from San Diego, CA

                    Comments about Gibson Tailpiece TP-6:

                    This tailpiece hasn't had a bad review anywhere I've seen, and I definitely want one for my flying v. However, it's much cheaper to buy directly from Gibson. I'm definitely going to buy one of these, but I doubt it will be from here.

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