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Towner Down Tension Bar & Hinge Plate Adapter (FOR USE WITH B3 ONLY)

Towner Down Tension Bar & Hinge Plate Adapter (FOR USE WITH B3 ONLY)

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The Towner Down Tension Bar and hinge-plate adapter is a screw-less system that mounts in place of the stop tailpiece on the existing studs. The down tension bar provides variable string tension providing the ability to control the break angle between the bridge and vibrato tailpiece with the adjustment of each stud to the desired height. The down tension bar eliminates drilling holes in the body of the guitar when installing a Bigsby B3 tailpiece. The hinge-plate adapter is designed to go on the outside of the B3 hinge-plate to raise the strap button out of the slot for easier access and relief from drilling the extra four holes in the B3 hinge-plate.

Important: you need to check that the diameter of the existing tailpiece studs to be sure that they are no bigger than 0.265 inches / 6.73mm at the neck (see “G” in image below). As an example, the Towner will not mount onto Gotoh tailpiece studs. If the existing tailpiece studs are too big, please purchase our range of metric and imperial Kluson studs that will accept the Towner system.

Towner stud example


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