Raising the action on a Gibson style bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by MichaelBender, Dec 4, 2013.


  1. MichaelBender

    MichaelBender

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    Hello,

    What can you do to raise the bridge on jack casady/gibson style bridge without chewing up the gigantic the screws? A philips screwdriver is not the precise tool for the job.
  2. Steveaux

    Steveaux

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    Loosen the strings before you use a blade screwdriver to raise the bridge.
  3. ShonenCello

    ShonenCello

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    I wrap tape on the screwdriver blade and go slowly.

    It seems to work.
  4. aquateen

    aquateen

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    this is the proper tool but they can be pricey, especially for something that won't be used very often. stewmac sells them

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  6. T-Bird

    T-Bird

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    Hi.

    I use a coin.

    And YES, loosen the strings first.

    Regards
    Sam
  7. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man. Supporting Member

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    And no crazy differences in turn amounts: half turn move to the next, half turn move to the front; half turn

    AND keep the front bolt slightly higher than the back two. Lower puts too much pull on the back bolts and they can pull the threaded inserts right out of the body.

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