Bridge saddle screw missing..

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  1. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

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    This is the oddest thing.. I just replaced these strings not too long ago and that screw was there.. it had to be.. I never did a setup on this bass when I changed the strings and I was getting a lot of buzz on the A string so I figured I'd take the time today to do it .. I discovered that screw was missing when I went to adjust intonation on that string..

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    I have no idea when it came out or how.. The screw is nowhere to be found in the house or in the case and with the strings on there I don't see how it could have backed out on it's own.. Very odd... Are those screws standard or will I have to go to the manufacturer.. ? How will I know if this will fit?
     
  2. skot71

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    Take one of the other screws out and take it and a saddle to a local hardware store or Lowe's or Home Depot. Probably get one to fit. Be a lot cheaper than the AllParts saddle and screw/spring. Maybe use a spring out of an ink pen?

    Another idea would be to go to a local music store. They may have one in their spare parts.
     
  3. mongo2

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    With any luck it's a 6-32 screw. Metric may be a bit harder to find but Lowe's has a pretty good selection. As was stated above take the saddle with you.
     
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    I don't see where there's a screw missing. I do see 4 holes in the bridge plate for stringing through the body. Am I missing something?
     
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  6. JustDavid

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    It took me a second look. The middle string's intonation adjustment screw is missing.
     
  7. Pilgrim

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    Thank you! I missed that too. Should be easy to replace---along with the spring. That might mean the threads in the saddle are a bit large, if that screw worked loose.

    I suppose one could use blue Loctite on the intonation screw...or replace the saddles if needed. I like the threaded saddles for fine adjustments.
     
  8. mongo2

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    Do you have the spring?
     
  9. Sav'nBass

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    As an update .. I found the screw... I had a rehearsal tonight so I took another bass and the screw was somehow in the seam of the bottom of the bag.. weird..
     
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    WOW! It's so obvious too. Better get my glasses checked.
     

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