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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 4:00 pm    Post subject: Fender Saddles Reply with quote

Does anyone know where i can buy a new set of the screws for height adjustments on the Fender stamped saddles? String thru. Im looking to try and buy some shorter ones because the ones on my PS Mustang Special stick out and dig into the side of my hand while playing. I was thinking about buying these but theyre out of stock. I bought a set for my Squier tele deluxe and theyre perfect. If i could just buy some shorter height adjustment screws though that'd be ideal.
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a friendly reminder you might not want to just slap on some shorter screws without measuring/adjusting string height after installation and re-radius the saddles. Check out Graph Tech string saver site, and see if they have a set of saddles that will fit your Mustang special. Their design looks similar to the American saddle look which is typically more comfortable based on others opinions. *Tried to make my statement more clear lol sorry lack of sleep*

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't think that putting in some shorter screws would be that big of deal. The height of the saddles wouldn't change at all, there would just not be as much of the screw sticking up out of the saddles to scratch the bejesus out of my hands.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.guitarpartsresource.com/screws_bridge.htm
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mages wrote:
www.guitarpartsresource.com/screws_bridge.htm


fuckin' smart. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ If you take out all the screws (those are what adjust the height of the string action) and put new screws in, you will at least need to radius the height all over again and measure string height for adjustment. Maybe not complete re-intonation but as long as your in there I'd check it if you do your own setups. Otherwise if not you'll get charged the install and a setup usually. Did you at least check out those other saddles I mentioned? *I edited my previous post, sorry, lack of sleep and I wasn't very clear*
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, maybe just shim the neck? At least that's free.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The prices people charge for guitar screws are ridiculous when they're just standard parts.

Your bridge will either take #4-40 (US) or M3 (metric) screws. Probably M3.

http://www.albanycountyfasteners.com/Socket-Set-Screw-A2-Stainless-Steel-M3-x-5-p/401008.htm

Or if it's #4-40:

http://www.albanycountyfasteners.com/Socket-Set-Screw-Cup-Point-Stainless-Steel-4-40-p/60000.htm

These durable stainless screws are pennies a piece and are honestly much, much better quality than "guitar" screws, which are often quite soft metal.

By the way, the same website is great for all kinds of screws. Pickguard screws, neck bolts, bridge screws, etc.
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