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Steinberger Owners

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WalterBush, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Musicyo.com has stopped carrying replacement parts for the DB bridge system. They're the only authorized dealer, thanks to Gibson, and I don't trust Ed Roman to actually have these parts, despite what he says. What's more, I need the screws that connect the tuning knobs to the jaws, not just the jaws themselves for the bridge.

    Does any other pre-Gibson Steiny owner have these problems, and how did you get around them? I fired off emails to Ned, Gibson, and Musicyo to vent my frustration, but I'm not optimistic about their willingness to help.

    Is there a luthier who specializes in this stuff? Or even someone with a machinist's draft of said parts so I can find a local guy to custom make me some replacements.

    This kind of hassle has me willing to never, ever patronize Gibson, or any of its subsidiaries, again.
  2. bassaussie


    Oct 6, 2001
  3. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    If Steinbergerworld aren't able to help with the parts themselves, see if they can tell you the sizes and threads etc. It seems unlikely to me that they're something really weird or exotic that a specialist bolt supplier wouldn't be able to supply.
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    A friend of mine went to a machine shop and had the bridge parts he needed custom made (using the remaining good ones as templates). They wanted a lot of $$$ for the upront setup work so he ordered way more pieces than he needed and eBayed the leftovers!
  5. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I had a used Steinie XM that had a stripped tuner and two trashed claws. I was able to find the claws but the threaded stock was a little more difficult. I found the correct raw stock at The Nutty Company (somewhere in CT) and purchased a 3 foot length rather inexpensively. I'm sorry; I can't remember the thread size. I cut the stock to length with my Dremel, flattened the end to accept the tuning knob set screw and I was good to go. It was kind of fun and the finished product was probably a sight better than the original.

    Patting self on back

  6. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Steinbergerworld says go to musicyo, as does everyone else. The size of the screw involved is 6/40. The problem is that it has a 'stop' milled into it that reduces friction when tuning the instrument, and my attempts to make one have failed. I guess I'm off to a machine shop. This whole experience has turned me off of Gibson and its subsidiaries, I'll say that much.
  7. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell

    Jan 8, 2005
    Talk to Peekamoose guitars.