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Post by JeffHopkins Tue May 19, 2015 2:39 pm

Ive recently got my hands on one of these beauties and 99.9% of it is working 1st class, all except 1 of the height adjusting screws on the E string which is seized solid Crying or Very sad Does anyone have a spare saddle I could buy or even a full bridge? This is the type of bridge responsible.

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Post by corsair Tue May 19, 2015 5:26 pm

Ooooh, nasty.... you've tried soaking it in diesel for a week? Or something similar??
That looks an oddball saddle, so you may have to resort to savage measures, eh; take it to an engineer, perhaps?
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Tue May 19, 2015 7:04 pm

This shouldn't be too hard to shift, soak overnight in thinners/diesel/petrol etc then heat with a soldering iron, see if you can grab it with pliers,  maybe file flat spots to let the pliers grab. 
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Tue May 19, 2015 7:07 pm

I have plenty of 8mm long saddle screws if you need?
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Post by edwardd Tue May 19, 2015 7:15 pm

Hi Jeff,

Something else you could try is to remove the saddle from the guitar, heat it up a bit (on a cooker ring) and holding it with a pair of pliers or similar try to then rotate the grub screw with your Allen key, in either direction.  Don't apply too much heat though and watch your fingers Smile  I think a plumbers blow lamp flame would be too hot for that type of metal. I think I posted the same idea as Sgt.

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Post by JeffHopkins Wed May 20, 2015 3:39 am

Yay I have success!! got it out with the help of molegrips and brute force, so the new saddle or bridge wont be required after all, thanks for all your comments and tips its appreciated.
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