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Offline el_xero

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Will This work with the Idol?
« on: July 23, 2010, 06:48:22 PM »
Hi

I was getting some kind of a rattle on some of my higher strings between the G and B and only just figured out where they came from! its my bridge. I've got a wi 26 and the bridge or saddle looks something like this.

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/TonePros-Replacement-for-ABR1-Tuneomatic-Bridge-?sku=300229&rec=product_sim_A

its got that wire running across the intonating screws and that littl bugger is loooooose! rather than fiddle with it I'd just rather replace the whole thing with this

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/TonePros-Metric-Locking-TuneOMatic-Bridge-large-posts?sku=306149

does anyone know if this would work?
I've tried looking at the dimentions listed in specs but im not sure what half of what they are talking about means. Kinda lost.
my guitar is an import model made in indonesia I'm not sure if they are metric or imperial.

help :(
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 07:33:03 AM »
Why not just tighten the retaining wire by bending it down a bit, in the middle, between the saddle screws. It's an easy repair.
 

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 11:53:20 AM »
Ah... I just this morning read about it in my guitar player repair guide thanks much NickS :) I'll give it a shot.. should I do that for each saddle or just the one thats buzzing?
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 06:35:29 PM »
Try doing it for each saddle. Just a slight bend between each. Make it look wavy.
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 01:34:39 AM »
Did so and so far so good no buzz :D yay!
Now all i have to do is figure out how to get the correct pick-up height for the new hot rodded SH2 and Sh4
Seymour duncans I just put into it.. and like an anxious idiot I forgot to measure the heights of my old pups first uhhhh!
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 12:46:09 AM »
haha replace the whole thing? you crazy!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 09:54:37 AM »
ya the buzzing came back :S bugger! yeah GearManDude I would replace the whole thing I am THAT crazy haha.. I'm considering it again.. I don't like variables that can cause problems later down the line as this has shown it does :S annoying really.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 11:04:31 AM »
Ok guys for anyone who stumbles on this and wants to know like i did. I can confirm that this http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/TonePros-Metric-Locking-TuneOMatic-Bridge-large-posts?sku=306149 actually does work quite with the idol.. keep in mind my idol is an import so it's metric. This new saddle was a nice and easy drop in replacement/upgrade whatever. I just took out the old saddle and posts and slapped the new one in works nicely without problems :D hope this helps someone else.
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