I have a stripped (what I call) socket set thread in one of my saddles. I can back it out I'm pretty sure with channel locks or vice grips. But where can I get a replacement for this? I have been to 2 hardware stores and they have them but not nearly long enough to be able to set the saddle height on my bass. Ernie Ball Stingray 2005 model. I was playing last night and all of the sudden the D string just went dud on me especially on the 2nd and 3rd fret (E and F notes). It sounded ok going toward the body but those frets just THUD. I have been playing 4 years and this has never happened to me. I'm trying to figure out if neck, string, saddle, etc. are wrong. I had this professionally set up 5 months ago. And it's just that 1 string.