No-name bridges on Amazon?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bigthemat, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. bigthemat


    Jan 25, 2008
    Salt Lake City
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Yeah I've got one. It's fine. I got one saddle screw stuck on rough threads and had to take it out with pliers and replace it. I cleaned up all the threads with a tap and it's great. Plating and castings are clean.

    Carvin uses them on their basses.
  3. Yeah I'd say exactly the same thing about Wilkinson bridges (similar prices); everything about it seems decent, except the saddle screws. Where do you get replacements for those?
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Hardware stores or hobby shops. For imported stuff the screws are usually M3 (metric size) threads.

    Generally I find it's not the screws at fault, rather, it's the threads cut into the holes. They churn them out so rapidly that the threads have burrs. Running a tap or even the screw itself through a few times cleans it all off.