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« on: November 29, 2010, 03:11:41 PM »
Has anyone replaced the saddle and nut on these? If so, does anyone know what size saddle this is? Would it be 3/32? It has a pickup under the saddle, and I am not sure if the new bone saddle should be lowered to compensate for the pickup or not.

I wish there were a couple of luthiers around here, but there are none close to where I live.
 

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 05:19:07 PM »
Up at the top of the page, you'll see a search box... Type in Saddle or saddle replacement or saddle adjustment.... You'll get plenty of detailed instructions and some good advice on the process.  There are dozens of threads covering the process. Digital Piano
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010, 11:50:10 PM »
The process I understand. It is the specifications I need. Like the size of the stock saddle, if it is radiused or not, and if it is glued in.
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2010, 10:55:02 AM »
Well if that is all you need, the answer sits before your very eyes. Measure the one you have. They are never 'glued in', so pull it out, measure it up and down, and your question is answered. Voila!

If you understand the process, you'll understand that most (all) people must sand the new one, till it is the same (or very close to) as the old one.

You can't buy one that fits exactly like the one in there now, you have to do some work on it. Digital Piano
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Washburn F10S (From Funky Munky, no G.C. stuff for me.)
Martin 00-15
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Raul Emiliani Model 928 (Stradivari model)
Scott Cao STV-950 (Hellier model)
Eastman Master Model 905 (Stradivari model)
Roland F-110

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 06:51:27 PM »
Yeah got it figured out. Thanks guys.
 

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 11:08:03 AM »
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Originally posted by axelation

Yeah got it figured out. Thanks guys.



Did you also notice that WD20SCE has a bone nut and saddle already? Digital Piano
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Washburn F10S (From Funky Munky, no G.C. stuff for me.)
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Raul Emiliani Model 928 (Stradivari model)
Scott Cao STV-950 (Hellier model)
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 05:21:51 PM »
Yes I did. Thanks again.

I recently replaced the plastic bridge pins with brass, and am planning to change the strap buttons to gold, as well as the tuners. Any suggestions on gold tuners?
 

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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 05:44:00 PM »
Well if it were me,,, I'd suggest Grover 18:1 tuners, and switch back to the plastic bridge pins (unless you want to try something else, bone, rosewood or ebony.) You could have problems using brass bridge pins.  

They have been known to split the bridge, some people say it's the material expanding, but I don't believe that. It's more likely acting like a wedge splitting a log.  But even if you don't split the bridge, it will wear the holes out a little with each string change, more quickly than a softer material.

On the Washburns I've tried several different kinds, and always go back to the plastic ones. On the Martins?  Don't fix it if it's prefect (they still have the original plastic pins.) Digital Piano
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Nothing under the sun is new Watson. .... Sherlock Holmes

Washburn F10S (From Funky Munky, no G.C. stuff for me.)
Martin 00-15
Martin 000-28
Trinity College Bouzouki
Raul Emiliani Model 928 (Stradivari model)
Scott Cao STV-950 (Hellier model)
Eastman Master Model 905 (Stradivari model)
Roland F-110