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String Tree bar type replacement.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by BAG, Jul 11, 2017.


  1. BAG

    BAG

    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    Does anyone know where i can get a bar type string tree that would fit a Jazz sized 38mm neck width? Obviously the screws would need to fit between the E-A and the D-G string spaces. Similar to this one below but for 4 string basses.

    Thanks in advance......

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  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    Fender's last trick seems clever and won't leave permanent holes.
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    If you insist on a regular retainer, they're everywhere really.
     
  3. BAG

    BAG

    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    I've seen those before, and they're sort of OK, but i would like a consistent break angle over the nut for all the strings. Due to the Franken basses i play I'm more concerned about function over form. I can find plenty of them well over 38mm for guitar but haven't been able to find any 38mm ones.
     
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    I installed bars several times but I have to say I never measured them, just took what was available on eBay.
    Guitar ones are usually 42mm and fit fine.

    Then you have Hipshot retainers, super clean.
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  5. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
  6. BAG

    BAG

    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    That's what i'm talking about! Thanks Kathy.
     
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  7. I think the last 2 or 3 I needed I made out of 1/4" or 3/16" bar and the drill press. I probably made 5 or 6 but 2 or 3 had the holes lined up and straight through the round stock. That's the tricky bit when drilling through round stock.:rolleyes::meh:
     
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  8. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    I have seen a picture of one similar to the one @Jazz Ad posted, but the screws went in the gaps where the strings top load; an absolutely GREAT design. I've never been able to find one though.
     
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