Tune-O-Matic Saddle Screws

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Tune-O-Matic Saddle Screws

Postby wntbtw on Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:45 am

Hi--does it matter which direction the 'saddle screws' on a Gibson 'Tune-O-Matic' bridge face? I know that the corresponding saddle needs to be matched w/ it`s 'assigned' string, but other than that, it shouldn`t matter which direction the 'saddle screws' face--is that correct? Thanks for reading this.
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Re: Tune-O-Matic Saddle Screws

Postby Vertec on Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:40 am

nope, as long as the saddles can get the right range then no prob.... i've seen 2 08' Es335's one was normal the other the screws were on the p/u side.
though putting them on the p/u side might increase the chance of scratching the p/u cover if you have one or the screw driver may get attracted to it because of the magnetic plarity :mrgreen:
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Re: Tune-O-Matic Saddle Screws

Postby wntbtw on Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:07 pm

Vertec wrote:nope, as long as the saddles can get the right range then no prob.... i've seen 2 08' Es335's one was normal the other the screws were on the p/u side.
though putting them on the p/u side might increase the chance of scratching the p/u cover if you have one or the screw driver may get attracted to it because of the magnetic plarity :mrgreen:



Thanks--I don`t see how there would be a problem. And actually the guitars displayed on the Gibson web site have them in both positions. I emailed Gibson about this but they never responded :roll: Thanks again.
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Re: Tune-O-Matic Saddle Screws

Postby Vertec on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:35 am

wntbtw wrote:
Vertec wrote:nope, as long as the saddles can get the right range then no prob.... i've seen 2 08' Es335's one was normal the other the screws were on the p/u side.
though putting them on the p/u side might increase the chance of scratching the p/u cover if you have one or the screw driver may get attracted to it because of the magnetic plarity :mrgreen:



Thanks--I don`t see how there would be a problem. And actually the guitars displayed on the Gibson web site have them in both positions. I emailed Gibson about this but they never responded :roll: Thanks again.



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Re: Tune-O-Matic Saddle Screws

Postby wntbtw on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:53 pm

Well, Gibson finally did reply to my email to them--they must`ve read this thread--ha ha! And they told me that the old ABR bridge is positioned so that the saddle screw 'heads' do face the the neck as opposed to facing the tailpiece. But now I wonder why the guitars seen on Gibson`s web site has them in both positions--hmm! Maybe i`m seeing some w/ Nashvile bridges which are to have the 'ss head' facing the tailpiece. At least that`s what the CS Dept at Gibson told me FWIW.
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