• Wish list
  • gb
    Choose your store
    All countries
  • 0

ABM 3020na Stop Tail

Stop Tail

  • Made in Germany
  • An outstanding replacement, replica of the 1958 original
  • Highest grade version made of solid aluminium milled and bend
  • Ultra quick tone response
  • Ideal for tuning of single cut guitars
  • Surface: High-Gloss nickel
  • Bolt distance: 82 mm
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 102 x 17 x14 mm
  • Including brass-mounting bolts 5/16 inches and bushings
  • Bolt distance 82 mm
  • Width: 102 mm
  • Depth 17 mm
  • Height: 14 mm

Further information

Colour Black
Design Stop Tailpiece
Finetuner No
Incl. Bridge No

Customers that were interested in ABM 3020na Stop Tail, have then bought these products

ABM 3020na Stop Tail 52% bought this exact product
ABM 3020na Stop Tail
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€66 Add to Cart
ABM 3020ca Stop Tail 19% bought ABM 3020ca Stop Tail €66
ABM 3020n Stop Tail 7% bought ABM 3020n Stop Tail €60
ABM 3020n Stone Age Stop Tail 6% bought ABM 3020n Stone Age Stop Tail €69
Montreux Retrovibe #233 Alu Tailpiece 6% bought Montreux Retrovibe #233 Alu Tailpiece €63
Our most popular Tailpieces for Guitars
38 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.9 / 5.0
  • quality
22 written ratings Read all reviews

USA Les Paul Studio upgrade

Installed in combination with ABM 2504n Bridge

My 2010 USA Les Paul Studio is one of the rare models without maple top she´s 100% mahogany. While the guitar always had great sustain and delivered very nice blues tones through the neck PU, she´s been lacking the bite and brightness I was looking for for the rockier parts of the spectrum and leads. I already had the stock PUs swapped for Seymour Duncan SH18s (Whole Lotta Humbuckers) with moderate Vintage output. They basically are slightly overwound PAFs with roughcast Alnico 5s. Very cool!

The combination of the ABM 3020na Stop Tail with the 2504n Bridge maintains the rich bluesy sounds from the neck PU (maybe with some additional separation) and the bridge PU now delivers sweetest vintage tones with additional bite and chimes. While in the past I had to dial in all the treble I could get, now I am back to 12 to 2 on the amp (OR 15H mostly at the moment) and even find myself dialling treble back on the guitar. I am playing mostly classic rock, blues to hard rock. The combination of the ABM bridge and tailpiece has worked out exceedingly well.

Craftsmanship 10/10:
Both are precision milled out of solid billets (Aluminium for the tail, bell brass for the bridge). Quality is amazing, in particular when compared to the original Gibby cast parts. Plain and simply no comparison. Both parts came with the required studs and fit perfectly. Snug fit for solid sound transfer. BTW ? when I investigated this, I was in direct contact with ABM and they referred me to Thomann. And yes ? for some strange reasons Gibson USA mix metric and imperial threads, the ABM guys got it right.

The machined geometry of the bridge allows for additional intonation flexibility. And yes ? bell brass instead of die cast zinc improves sustain and definition noticeably.

The striking characteristic of the tail is its low weight when compared to the cast original. It almost floats? My guitar tech and I had various discussions which way to go (he has been building guitars for over 20 years). He was blown away when I delivered the ABM tail ? nothing he had seen in the US (including custom Titanium tails) was tonally close. The guitar sounds more transparent and airy. An additional benefit is the higher exit of the strings compared to the original. This allows the bridge to sit lower with less distance to the guitar´s body without the strings touching the back of the bridge.

Price 9/10:
Pricing is well within the alternatives in the market and as quality and improvement on tone are above expectations, I am prepared to pay premium.

This mod has worked out over and and above expectations. A guitar I had struggled to get close to has become the flexible sound goddess I had hoped for. I have way overspent on this guitar (if including the PUs), which is fine with me. I know I will struggle with any new guitar from now on ? even if it is a custom shop ? as I now know the difference in quality between ABM and Gibson parts?
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report

High quality stop tail, looks like Gibson orginal

Arkku, 22.09.2014
This was a drop-in replacement for the original stop tail in my Gibson Les Paul guitar. Visually it is indistinguishable from the original, so the appearance of the guitar is unaffected. Otherwise it is lighter in weight than the original and seems to liven up the sound a bit, possibly increasing the sustain especially if installed in the lowest possible position. The sonic differences are quite subtle, so don't expect miracles, but this is an excellent quality product with exactly the right look.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
€66 £58.01
You save %23.23 (€19.97)
Price includes VAT, shipping costs extra

£ price – guideline price only

Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share this product
Your Contact People
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Offers include 20% British VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to the U.K. are 10 EUR (approx. £7), free shipping on orders above 199 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
tc electronic PolyTune 3 Tuner/Buffer Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher Alesis DM10 MKII Studio Mesh Kit JBL LSR 305 White Limited Edition De Sisti Leonardo 1kW P.O. Ibanez SR300E-AFM Harley Benton G212 Vintage Vertical Nowsonic Stage Antenna Set 5,8 GHZ tc electronic Hall of Fame 2 Yamaha DD-75 Swissonic M-Control Thalia Capo African Wenge Black Chrome
tc electronic PolyTune 3 Tuner/Buffer

tc electronic Polytune 3, effects pedal, polyphonic tuner/buffer, Bonafide buffer circuitry preserves your tone through long cable runs and multiple effects, polyphonic tuning - tune all strings simultaneously, fast chromatic tuner offers 0.5 cent accuracy, ultra-precise strobe tuner gives you...

to the product
Boss MS-3 Multi Effects Switcher

Boss MS-3, effects pedal, Multi Effects Switcher, Pedal board effects loop switcher with 112 built-in effects for guitar & bass including tuner, noise reduction, global equalizer, midi, amp switching, USB connector & editor, controls: Knob 1 to 3, switches: On/Off...

to the product
Alesis DM10 MKII Studio Mesh Kit

Electronic Drum Set Made available in Europe exclusively by Thomann, Successor to the Alesis DM10 studio mesh kit, The new DM10 MKII Advanced Electronic Drum module is based on the Alesis Crimson module, Contains 671 sounds, 54 Preset and...

to the product
JBL LSR 305 White Limited Edition

JBL LSR 305 White Limited Edition, Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor with 5" Woofer, 1" Soft-Dome High Frequency Transducer, 43Hz-24kHz, Class D Power Amp: 41/41W (LF/HF), Max Peak SPL: 108 dB SPL (C-weighted), Magnetic shielding, Level Control, LF trim (+2dB/-2dB), HF...

to the product
De Sisti Leonardo 1kW P.O.

Pole-operated Fresnel Theater Spotlight For 1000 W lamp with G22 base, 150 mm Fresnel lens, Robust and light carbon steel housing with black powder coating, 28 mm TV spigot, With 2 m cable (without plug), Switch on housing, Beam...

to the product
Ibanez SR300E-AFM

Ibanez SR300E-AFM, 4-string bass guitar, Soundgear-series, mahoghani body, 5-pc maple/rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) "SR4" neck:, 24 medium frets, rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) fretboard, white dot inlays, nut width 38 mm, scale: 864mm/34", Accu-Cast B120 bridge, cosmo black hardware, PowerSpan dual coil pickups,...

to the product
Harley Benton G212 Vintage Vertical

Guitar Cabinet Loudspeakers: 2 x 12" Celestion Vintage 30, Power handling: 120 watts, Impedance: 8 Ohm, Housing made of 16 mm plywood, Black Tolex version, Decorative borders, Dimensions (W x H x D): 49.5 x 65.8 x 35.5 /...

to the product
Nowsonic Stage Antenna Set 5,8 GHZ

Nowsonic Stage Antenna Set 5,8 GHZ, Set with 2 Antennas and Wallmount, Compatible with every WiFi Router, especially the Stage Router and Stage Router Pro, Frequency Range: 5.1 - 5.8 GHz, Impedance: 50 Ohms, Gain: 10dBi, Cable length: 6m, Weight:...

to the product
tc electronic Hall of Fame 2

tc electronic Hall of Fame 2, effects pedal, reverb, new TC MASH technology turns footswitch into a pressure responsive expression controller, new shimmer reverb algorithm, analog-dry-through maintains integrity of analog dry signal path when reverb is engaged, TonePrint-enabled: load signature...

to the product
Yamaha DD-75

Mobile Electronic Drum Set 8 Pads, Velocity-sensitive, 32-voice polyphonic, 570 Drum voices + 30 phrases, 75 Preset drum kits, 10 User drum kits, 75 Presets songs, 105 Preset songs, GM and XGlite compatible, LED display, Midi IN / OUT,...

to the product
Swissonic M-Control

Swissonic M-Control, passive Monitor Controller in hard metall housing, 2x Klinke/XLR combi Input, 1x 3,5mm Stereo-Jack Input, 2x XLR male Output, 1x 3,5mm Stereo Jack out, switchable Mute, Mono-Button, dimensions: 162 x 98 x 54 mm, weight 400g

to the product
Thalia Capo African Wenge Black Chrome

Thalia Capo African Wenge Black Chrome, high-quality Capodaster with african wenge inlay, one-handed operation, replaceable fretpads designed to fit a range of instruments, incl. standard tension and high tension tuning kits, each includes 0" for classical, 7.25". 9.5", 10", 12",...

to the product
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.