The ABM 3255 acts as replacement for vintage bridges with the combination of a chrome base plate and nickel-plated steel saddles. The 3mm base plate alongside the steel saddles generates a strong “twangy” tone. The bridge has “String-Thru” construction, making it perfect for Telecasters players looking for that classic honkey sound – especially if the guitar in question has a humbucker in the bridge position.
To combat runaway detuning and poor intonation, the 3255 uses ABM’s PVS bent steel saddles – these are specially designed to have threads over the entire height of the saddle, leading to better tuning stability and a honkier sound.
The elaborate groove in the string-through holes of the base plate has been optimized to reduce string tearing. ABM also used springs with moderate tension, so that the saddles are more stable. In addition, the riders were manufactured in such a way as to not interfere with different height settings. The unfolding of the sound is thus still well supported.
Since the wide vintage spacing is not very playable on current standard necks (the outer strings come too far out to the edge), the 3255 was designed with a string spacing of 53mm (best of both worlds). This applies especially to older instruments whose neck has become significantly narrower already through refretting, sanding the neck flanks etc.
String spacing: 53mm,
Base plate material: Bell Brass,
Saddle material: Cold Rolled Steel,
Finishes: Chrome / Nickel (chrome base plate with nickel plated saddles),
– Allen key,
– Mounting bolts and
– Protector box.