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scotty
11-05-2005, 11:03 AM
I have a couple of problems with a project I am working on.

The 1st problem is the posts fit snug in the body but donít press in making them easy to come back out.

The 2nd is with the saddles. The E, A, and D saddles the string locking block would not move freely or even enough to get the string in, which is common for a damaged block. I removed the blocks but the new ones would not fit. I had to pop the back of the saddles out then tap the locking blocks out with a small screw driver, they were really in there. The saddles appear to be original and in good shape.

I have never had an issue replacing these before and donít understand how this could happen. I bought the Floyd on Ebay so I donít know if these are replacement saddles, but in my experience string locking blocks only come in one size.

Last question, where do guys buy replacement saddles? I donít like the All Parts rounded ones for no other reason than they donít look stock.

Thanks,
Scott

mogar
11-05-2005, 11:29 AM
You can get them from stewmac.com

scotty
11-05-2005, 11:33 AM
Not really, looks like they are discontinuing them. This bites!
LINKAGE (http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Floyd_Rose_tremolos_and_parts/3/Floyd_Rose_Locking_Tremolo_and_Parts.html)

mogar
11-05-2005, 01:07 PM
Damn....

Thank god I ordered mine a while ago.

scotty
11-07-2005, 04:54 PM
Can I glue the posts in or would this be a bad idea?

scotty
11-09-2005, 04:42 PM
Okay guys, if no one stops me I am going to use some Elmer's wood glue tonight.

toejam
11-09-2005, 04:45 PM
If you glue them, you proably won't be able to adjust your action after that if you need to. I'd say use some of the white PTFE teflon plumber's tape around the threads to get a better grip.

scotty
11-09-2005, 04:52 PM
ok, my bad. The post and sleeve (?) are fine. The sleeves do not press into the body. They just slide in making them easy to slip back out. Would it be okay to use Elmer's wood glue to help fasten them back into the body?

toejam
11-09-2005, 04:56 PM
Ah okay, the sleeve inserts for the body, you should be fine with just some Elmer's then.

scotty
11-09-2005, 05:52 PM
thanks toejam!