No-name bridges on Amazon?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bigthemat, Dec 28, 2013.


  1. bigthemat

    bigthemat

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  2. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

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    Yeah I've got one. It's fine. I got one saddle screw stuck on rough threads and had to take it out with pliers and replace it. I cleaned up all the threads with a tap and it's great. Plating and castings are clean.

    Carvin uses them on their basses.
  3. Wolffgang

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    Yeah I'd say exactly the same thing about Wilkinson bridges (similar prices); everything about it seems decent, except the saddle screws. Where do you get replacements for those?
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

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    Hardware stores or hobby shops. For imported stuff the screws are usually M3 (metric size) threads.

    Generally I find it's not the screws at fault, rather, it's the threads cut into the holes. They churn them out so rapidly that the threads have burrs. Running a tap or even the screw itself through a few times cleans it all off.
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