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need a bright idea:bridge saddle screws too high ouch!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Doug Parent, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    My Fender Bass bridge saddle adjustment screws stick up too high, because that saddles need to be fairly low and I scrap my hand on this sharp little basta....err things. anyone have any ideas on how to cover these with something small and smooth? I can't raise the saddles to lower the screws, It will mess with my action in a bad way.

    I need some magical plastic little doo-hickey-thing-a-ma-jigs.
  2. Bob Rogers

    Bob Rogers Left is Right

    Feb 26, 2005
    Blacksburg, Virginia
    The usual trick is to remove the screw and cut off the bottom the appropriate amount using either a dremel tool or a file. To do this you will probably need to put the screw or the saddle in a clamp or vice - be sure to electrical tape or something to protect the threads.
  3. permagrin


    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    You can get shorter screws, esp for E and G string saddles.