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Procedure for installing saddle lock screws?

Discussion in 'G&L Bass Forum' started by skaelin, Mar 13, 2008.


  1. skaelin

    skaelin

    May 24, 2007
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I recently discovered that both my JB-2 and SB-2 were missing their saddle lock screws. I ordered some from G&L and now I need to install them.

    How many screws go in one hole? Two?

    What about the white spacers? Where do they go?

    How tight should the screws be?

    So do these screws lock down the saddle so it doesn't vary over time causing the strings to lose their intonation?

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    See if there was already a white spacer in there or not. If so, just install a screw, no spacer= spacer then screw.

    Jim
     
  3. skaelin

    skaelin

    May 24, 2007
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Thanks Jim,

    There's nothing in the holes right now.

    So going from outer to inner, is it:

    Screw-spacer-screw?

    Screw - screw?

    Or screw - spacer?
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    White spacer, then screw

    Not two screws.

    These lock the saddles together from side to side, creating more mass, therefore better sustain...
     
  5. skaelin

    skaelin

    May 24, 2007
    Santa Cruz, CA
    This is going from inside-out, right? Sorry, I need things really spelled out for me.
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Yessir, the white plastic goes first, closest to the saddles.
    The set screw goes on the outside, so's you can reach it with yer allen wrench;)

    Technical content: I don't tighten mine but just a tad past when I feel it all scrunch down. I don't know how many inch/lbs that is if you were to put a torque wrench on it, but not many.
     
  7. skaelin

    skaelin

    May 24, 2007
    Santa Cruz, CA
    That's exactly what I needed. Much appreciated!
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    certainly;)
     

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