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Hex Bolts on TB1000S

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aaron

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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 12:15 AM    Post subject: Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

I noticed that someone started one of these threads for a TB2000........I didn't wanna hijack that one so I started this:

From what I can tell, there are a total of 21 screws on the bridge of my TB1000S.

3 of them (the largest) are holding the bridge to the body.

6 of them (the second largest) are controlling the string length. (3/32 in size in case anyone is keeping track).

In regards to the remaining 12 (two for each saddle), which apparently adjust the action, I can't tell if these are hex-bolts or not. I'm assuming so since all of the rest are but, if so, what size?

Thanks. Long time lurker, etc.

My smallest wrench (a 1/16th) ain't cuttin' it.

Anyone know what size that is?

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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 12:52 AM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

The screws are called "socket screws". You can buy all of these at the BoltDepot.com (http://www.boltdepot.com/socket-products.aspx)

It's important to get the pitch and diameter correct as well as the length.

Bridge Plate screws are 8-32 socket 3/4" length - A countersunk bolt with a socket drive (use a 3/32 allen to adjust)
http://www.boltdepot.com/.....cc=13&cs=73&cm=25&cd=1219

Intonation Screws are 4-40 socket 5/8" length (use a 3/32 allen to adjust)
http://www.boltdepot.com/.....cc=13&cs=71&cm=25&cd=1217

String height adjustment set screws (loving called 'mouse turds' at the TBG shop) are 4-40 socket 3/8" length (use a .050 allen to adjust)
http://www.boltdepot.com/.....cc=13&cs=88&cm=25&cd=1521

While we're at it, the sockets for the tuners
Gotoh tuners (my TB500) are 2-56 socket 1/4" length (use a 5/64 allen to adjust)
http://www.boltdepot.com/.....cc=13&cs=71&cm=25&cd=1471

My Schaller tuners (my TB1000) are 4-40 socket 1/4" length (use a 3/32 allen to adjust)
http://www.boltdepot.com/.....cc=13&cs=71&cm=25&cd=1217

Hope this helps
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aaron

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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 7:47 AM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

It helps a lot.

Thanks much!

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Bastin

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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 9:00 AM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

Even though admin was very, very thorough, it might also be helpful to know that the 'length' dimension for most fasteners refers to the length of the threads. But with flat-head socket-screws (like the ones that mount the bridge and pickups) the given length is for the entire fastener.

www.mcmaster.com is a good resource if you find any of these items out of stock somewhere else.

Happy hunting.

-Matt

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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 9:12 AM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

Matt

Excellent point. I should have mentioned that. Here is a page discussing fastener length:
http://www.boltdepot.com/.....uring/Measure-Length.aspx

I also did not specify that the bridge plate screws were counter sunk. I corrected that in my post above.

Thanks!
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aaron

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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 9:18 AM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

Hmmmm......so I'm looking at the "mouse turds" and noticing that even if these are indeed stripped, I cannot get a 1/16" hex wrench in there. You'd think that there'd be ample room if they were stripped, no?

That's got me wondering....do you suppose I have a smaller "mouse turd" than what admin has mentioned?

If so, what's the next logical step downward (diameter-wise) in regards to the link you posted?

Here: http://www.boltdepot.com/.....cc=13&cs=71&cm=25&cd=1217

(gonna cost me $10 in shipping so I wanna make sure I get this right).


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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 9:27 AM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

aaron

Can you remove any of those screws? Are you sure these are original pole pieces for the guitar? If they're non-original, it could be metric instead and that could explain the allen problem.

I would also recommend going to Ace Hardware or something to get the screws. It'll be much cheaper than going with BoltDepot (since they sting you on shipping).

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aaron

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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 9:44 AM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

Yeah, I can remove all of them now. They've been soaking in wd-40 all night.

One of them has the threads stripped off about half-way up so its height is restricted to a specific length and that's what started this whole search.

I tried my smallest metric wrench too (1.5) and it's too big as well.

I'll take a trip to Ace later. Hopefully they'll have something.

Thanks again.



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GregBailey

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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 2:30 PM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

HEY!

For a 4-40 set screw, I believe you need a .050" wrench. I do have an original TB bridge here that belongs to one of my customers and the .050" wrench fits these screws perfectly.

Greg Bailey

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PostPosted: 03/02/2009 at 2:38 PM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

GregBailey

Wow... I didn't test with my wrenches. You are 100% correct. .050 wrench works on the set screws for me as well. Aaron.. hope this helps!

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soarshoulder

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PostPosted: 03/03/2009 at 7:09 PM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

hey Aaron, are you anywhere close to a Tacoma Screw location? In the past, they have had every fastener for both of my beans-



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aaron

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PostPosted: 03/03/2009 at 7:53 PM    Post subject: RE:Hex Bolts on TB1000S link

I just got back from there actually.

friggin' lifesavers!

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