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height screw for bridge saddles / brass nut TBS100


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rene

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PostPosted: 04/11/2010 at 1:26 PM    Post subject: height screw for bridge saddles / brass nut TBS100 link

hi folks,

i'm in the need of those little saddle screw to adjust the height of them. some of them are worn out. i asked myself if there are any out there who will also fit in there? i bought a hex tool which is normally for vintage fender guitars so i asked myself maybe also those fender screws would fit? any help is welcomed...

also i'm looking for a replacement brass nut for my bean. anybody selling one?

THANKS!

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PostPosted: 04/11/2010 at 1:40 PM    Post subject: RE:height screw for bridge saddles / brass nut TBS link

Hello

Height screws.. which they lovingly called them 'mouse turds' is a socket set screw.

4-40 x 3/8

You can buy some at BoltDepot.com
http://www.boltdepot.com/.....=25&cd=1521&selected=8420

Hope this helps
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PostPosted: 04/11/2010 at 1:42 PM    Post subject: RE:height screw for bridge saddles / brass nut TBS link

As far as the brass nut. You might be able to talk with Kevin Burkett at EGC (http://www.electricalguitarcompany.com) and see if he has some brass nut stock available.

Thanks!
admin

Hmm.. I just came across this as well:
http://www.pinupmusicpart.....s_Saddles-Brass_Nuts.html

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rene

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PostPosted: 04/11/2010 at 1:52 PM    Post subject: RE:height screw for bridge saddles / brass nut TBS link

thank you for your fast respond. i will try to get those screws over to germany.

question for the nut. do i need fender or gibson style?

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PostPosted: 04/11/2010 at 1:56 PM    Post subject: RE:height screw for bridge saddles / brass nut TBS link

I would probably try to find blank/flat brass nut stock vs. buying anything pre-made. Look for flat bottom, but looking closely at the last link I sent you, I see the nut is set for radius. I would try to get something blank to start (no radius) and have a luthier set it up for you. I might even talk with a local luthier first (I would still contact Kevin for his advice on the subject as well).

admin

I would also hold on to your old nut as well.

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rene

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PostPosted: 04/11/2010 at 2:03 PM    Post subject: RE:height screw for bridge saddles / brass nut TBS link

i would love to stick with the old nut if not the curves would be a bit deep because the preowner used heavy gauge strings. now i am using 42-9 and get some buzz. i thought about putting something thin underneath the original nut to compensate the height. well we'll see. most important are those height screws at the moment.

big thank you mr. admin!

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PostPosted: 04/11/2010 at 2:12 PM    Post subject: RE:height screw for bridge saddles / brass nut TBS link

I think if you talk with a luthier you'll have a few options. Shimming the nut is always an option to get the string height up at the nut.

Thanks!
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