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Schaller 496... Off center?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by TDSLaBassiste, Feb 12, 2014.


  1. TDSLaBassiste

    TDSLaBassiste Bass drops and breakdowns since 2009

    Jul 8, 2011
    Southwest Florida
    I just got all the hardware for my bass and I got a Schaller 496 5 string. And it's extremely off center. The G string hangs off the fretboard. Any fix to this besides doweling the old holes and drilling new ones?
     
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Depends what bridge you're replacing and the hole pattern. Looking at the 496, the pattern is not centered to start with:

    https://www.warmoth.com/Assets/ProductImages/S496B_L.jpg

    You'll need to re-position and drill, baby, drill fit if that's the case.

    Edit: the roller bridge saddles offer some lateral compensation but it may not be nearly enough.

    Riis
     
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  4. TDSLaBassiste

    TDSLaBassiste Bass drops and breakdowns since 2009

    Jul 8, 2011
    Southwest Florida
    Yeah, the saddles don't offer nearly enough to compensate. I can roll the G all the way towards the middle and it's still sitting on the edge of the fretboard. Well damn, I wasn't planning on doing this, but I guess I have to redrill
     
  5. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Yeah, 'fraid so. The pattern shifts the entire assembly waaaay towards the treble side....or so it appears.

    Riis
     



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