Stripped saddle on hipshot bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Mazinger, Jan 27, 2014.


  1. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

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    Is there anyway to fix stripped saddle screw hole on a hipshot bridge? The screw wasn't lined up when it was screwed in and messed up the threads (about the first 1/16") in the hole.

    I looked around and doesn't look like I can buy a new saddle separately.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty sure Hipshot will send you one if you ask them.
  3. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    +1
    They have sent me parts before.
    First rate customer service.
  4. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

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    Thanks. I'll give that a try.

    First, I'm going to see if I can line up the screw straight and force it in until the threads "catch" since it's only the first few threads that are messed up. It can't get any worse.
  5. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    Try coming at the from the other side with the screw first.
  6. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

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    It's only open on one end.

    It's the e string saddle which needs to be removed to screw in the bridge to the body. I just need to be more careful next time and make sure the saddle is parallel to the screw when installing.
  7. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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    Hipshot will send you both the saddle and screw, no problem.

    Riis
  8. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

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    Well...I was able to force the screw in and into the threads. All is good.
  9. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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    Well, I guess that would work, too. Mis-alignment will muck up the the first couple screw threads...ask me how I know.

    Riis
  10. thepest

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    Just my .2 cents... always call Hipshot when you have any problem. The have excellent customer service and have always bent over backwards anytime I've needed their help.
  11. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

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    Thanks. It's nice to know Hipshot has great customer service.

    I just wanted to try and fix this myself first. Didn't want to bug hipshot for something I messed up.

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