Vintage style strat bridge saddles

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Vintage style strat bridge saddles

Postby GrooveD70 on Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:12 am

I began breaking a lot of strings on my strat and borrowed a friend's dremel tool to get rid of some nasty grooves/burs that developed on the vintage style saddles, which seemed to eliminate the problem. I want to check be able to do this maintenance myself from time to time, but can't afford a dremel. Does anybody know of a cheaper alternative to use? I like the sound of the bridge so I don't really want to change the saddles...

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Re: Vintage style strat bridge saddles

Postby Easto on Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:14 pm

If the dremel abrasives are working why not just by a knife sharpening stone or a dremel bit and just take the extra time and do it by hand. You may want to smooth things out with some steel wool when you're done.
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Re: Vintage style strat bridge saddles

Postby chupy on Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:45 pm

I start at a 220 grit sand paper and work myself up to a 400-800 grit to smooth things out. But eventually saddles do have to be replaced.

By the way they still make vintage style saddles if you need to replace'em.
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Re: Vintage style strat bridge saddles

Postby GrooveD70 on Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:24 pm

Kewl. Thanx guys!
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