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1996 Ibanez SR500 Needs some repairs

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by NMJuan, Apr 26, 2017.


  1. NMJuan

    NMJuan

    Apr 26, 2017
    Hello everyone! I recently bought my first bass, it's an used 1996 Ibanez SR500. Thing has gone through a lot, but I like the charm that comes with its age. I wanna get it to tiptop shape.

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    Right now what I want to change the most is the ugly replacement bridge saddle that doesn't match the rest of them, or just replace the entire bridge, I don't know what's up with those scratched screws.

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    The other main issue is the bridge pickup, it has no give. I'm out of town so I don't have the tools with me to see if it's just a lack of foam or something else, but the screws are obviously not from factory, and it doesn't seem like they can adjust height very well.

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    Any help or advice is appreciated. Cheers!
     
  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Halethorpe, MD
    You can get replacement saddles like these
    0025B. here:
    Guitar Parts Factory - Bass Saddles
    They're available in chrome too. It sounds to me like you already have a handle on the pickup problem. For new pickup screws, try a hobby shop.
     
  3. NMJuan

    NMJuan

    Apr 26, 2017
    Yo thanks! Would any of them work? I read most of them say "For Fender Bass Bridges"
     
  4. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Halethorpe, MD
    Unless you have unusual string spacing, I expect any of the round saddles will work. The 'threaded' ones (not available in black) will give you the most flexibility.
    BP-2125-001.