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Grub screws for Tekglide saddles?

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Post by 1point5 Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:57 pm

I've got a Tekglide bridge here on a 1986 Spectrum.

Due to neglect a few of the grub screws are seized. I'll likely have to kill them trying to get them out.

Does anyone know what size they are so I can source replacements? Do USA/MIM Fender grub screws fit in there?
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Post by Barry Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:07 pm

No, the screws would be Metric and I'm sorry, I cannot remember the size off hand (M3? M4?).

Perhaps one of our members will drop by with the correct reference for you.

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Post by Jerry_B Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:07 am

I think they're 3mm - I say this as I bought a bunch for my SX as they were a bit worn. I'm not sure what M type that is - M3, I'm guessing. I got them from Allparts.
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Post by Barry Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:06 am

A 3mm dia. metric screw would be an M3.

I don't know what pitch or length is needed but you could borrow one from the SX and quickly confirm it if it fits.

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Post by Jerry_B Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:23 am

I think the length is 7 or 8mm.
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Post by 1point5 Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:40 am

The length is 10mm according to my straight edge, it's just the gauge I'm uncertain of. The grub screws from my 97 Korean squier are too big for the Westone saddles so that eliminates those, whatever they are.

M3x10mm seems a likely suspect.
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Post by 1point5 Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:56 pm

Success!

M3x10 are the grub screws you need for the Tekglide bridge.
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Post by NeilH Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:34 pm

The grub screws on most guitars not built using an archaic measuring scale are 3mm and around 12-14mm. I couldn't find any that length, so bought longer ones and cut them down. This has an added benefit of removing the sharpened cup point, so the saddle doesn't get scarred. I dome all of the ones I make. A dab of oil will keep the raw ends from rusting.

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Post by Jerry_B Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:36 pm

You can get grub screws with flattened ends.
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Post by 1point5 Wed Nov 23, 2022 3:38 pm

M3x10mm is a very standard length at any fastener supplier. I'm in the ass end of the world and had no trouble finding the correct size.

If it helps any mine also have domed ends, and stock I think they came with flat bottoms.
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