Schaller Parts Source, N. America

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by pbasswil, May 17, 2016.

  1. pbasswil

    pbasswil Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Hi folks,

    I stripped the Allen screw that holds a saddle in place in my Schaller 2000 bridge. (Stambaugh SC 5-er)
    So I need a single saddle & screw. Don't wanna spend $150 + on a whole bridge!

    I notice BestBassGear doesn't carry Schaller, and Allparts doesn't seem to carry sub-parts like that.

    Any recommendations on where to get Schaller parts in North America? (I'm in Canada)

    Thanks in advance for any tips!

    - peter

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  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Local Hardware store?
     
  3. pbasswil

    pbasswil Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    It's the Schaller saddle and its matching Allen screw I need; not just a screw.
    Both threads are stripped.
     
  4. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
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  5. pbasswil

    pbasswil Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    I saw those, yep! Allparts sells 'em too; but no other saddles. :^(

    Yeah, I've already done that; I'll see how responsive they are.
    There are no separate saddles listed in their catalog, so I'm not too hopeful.

    I'm guessing it may come down to
    - buying a whole bridge (German hardware = $$$ er...€€€ )
    - harvesting one saddle
    - selling the others to people like me on ebay.

    Thanks for your interest, sissy or kathy – whichever you be!
     
  6. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Consider taking the saddle (maybe all four, for the sake of uniformity) to a machine shop and having the saddle(s) tapped with an oversize screw, they will be able to supply the correct screw(s). FYI the screw probably stripped from attempting to raise the action, or adjusting the intonation towards flat while under tension; don't do that.
     
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