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Houston

PostPosted: 02/07/2006 at 7:54 PM    Post subject: Anyone? link

Does anyone know what size allen key you need to adjust the bridge on the TB standards? I tried adjusting mine but it didn't seem like it was the right size or something, is it metric or english? I would greatly appreciate anyone who could reply.
thanks a lot,
Houston

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soarshoulder

PostPosted: 02/08/2006 at 9:15 AM    Post subject: RE:Anyone? link

It should be standard (US), as all other allens on my beans are standard (I have replaced the stocks with graphite.) You can always go to your local hardware store, guitar in hand and size up all allens.

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Houston

PostPosted: 02/09/2006 at 8:16 AM    Post subject: hmm link

I thought I found the right size and I am pretty sure I got standard allens. It seemed to fit into the bridge screws but then when I tried to adjust them they wouldn't budge. I could have been timid about it because I wasn't sure I had the right size and didn't want to strip them, but besides that I don't know what it could be. Any ideas?

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djarovsky

PostPosted: 02/09/2006 at 10:57 AM    Post subject: RE:Anyone? link

Yeah...sometimes they seize up for being so old and are hard to turn. Try just a tiny little shot of penetrating lube and make sure it doesn't contact the finish as best you can. Wipe off any excess right away. That should loosen them up for you. Otherwise just try forcing them a little and see if they give...but don't strip them.

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Houston

PostPosted: 02/09/2006 at 2:30 PM    Post subject: thanks link

Thanks I'll try that. Just to make sure I'm using the right size allen key, the one I have is kind of like a swiss army knife, where the different size keys fold out. All of them are standard not metric (1/16'',1/8'' etc) and I'm using the smallest one .050(although that kind of seems like a metric measurement but I don't know why they would put a metric with all other standards) do you know if that's the right size?I've tried forcing them some but I just managed to strip the screw a little...What can you do if the screw gets too stripped? Hopefully the lube will be enough and the screws won't be stripped. Thanks for the reply
Houston

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djarovsky

PostPosted: 02/09/2006 at 8:04 PM    Post subject: RE:Anyone? link

3/32" is for adjusting the bridge and .050 is for adjusting the string height

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