I bought this bridge as a replacement for the original one I had on my 20-year-old Warlock. Since the guitar was a US import it had metric threads, so I didn?t even have to replace the inserts, the screws fit the original ones I had in the guitar body ?like a glove?. The spacing between the screws was also spot on, so the bridge is sitting exactly where it should.
Unlike the original bridge the TonePros AVT2M CH has a lot more possibilities for adjustments: in addition to being able to move the saddles there are also small Allen (hex) screws on the back of the bridge, which means that you will most likely be able to find the ?sweet spot? for your specific guitar where it will be perfectly intonated.
Among other pros is of course high build quality, everything is fit with very tight tolerances, so there is no wobbliness in the saddles or screws, which eliminates the potential for rattling noises.
What I also find very cool in the bridge is that it locks with the top screws and stays in place when changing stings and nothing falls off even if you take off all of the strings at once.
Among the cons I would say apart from being rather on the pricy side the bridge is a bit fiddly to adjust. It comes with a special small wrench which is supposed to be used to lower and raise the bridge, but it?s very difficult to get underneath it with this wrench and leaves a lot of possibilities of slipping and scratching the guitar top underneath. I ended up bending the wrench to make it a bit easier to adjust the bridge height, and not I can no longer use its handle to tighten the top screws (which you are supposed to according to TonePros manual). Another awkward thing is you have to keep the top screws loose when adjusting the bridge height, and you can really tighten them down only after you loosen the strings. But once you do that the bridge goes a little lower, so you might have to come back and adjust it again.
Generally, what I do when adjusting the action is I loosen the strings and then count the turns and tighten the top screws and after that tune to pitch and check the action, I found this the easiest and most accurate way to adjust the action. Luckily as it?s a locking bridge you won?t have to do it often.
All in all, I would recommend this bridge as a perfect replacement for any wraparound bridge you might have on your guitar, but be careful and measure your stud spacing, string spacing and threads to choose the right bridge for your guitar.