Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

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Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by Allen » Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:52 pm

And do you think it's going to affect the tone?
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by rocket » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:16 pm

Railway sleeper spikes are always helpful if all else fails, does affect the tone a tad though :lol:

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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by Kev3 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:22 pm

Rookie mistake of not pre-drilling for that screw on the left - would have stopped the cracking. Other than that - looks pretty sound :lol:
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by Nick » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:23 pm

You been uploading images of my repair work?!!
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by demonx » Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:03 pm

I wonder if that was by our local guitar shop! Hahaha

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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by kiwigeo » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:44 pm

Somebody confiscate that guitar off it's owner. If that guitar was an animal they'd have the RSPCA knocking on their door... :cry:
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by seeaxe » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:36 pm

any chance the owner is a punk rocker?

Actually, I think its a genuine attempt at modern art using faux guitar repair as the medium. In which case its awesome however I feel he/she has perhaps let himself/herself down by only having one odd bridge pin. Maybe they were going for an understated look. Cant wait to see what happened to the tuners...
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by Dennis Leahy » Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:31 am

I would add some more screws - but add them on the other side of the bridge.

Also, I hope that is hot hide glue - because as we all know, that makes everything OK.
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by rocket » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:07 am

Actually looks like a bush plumbers silicone joint, only not a neat, hasn't been smoothed out with the old wet finger.
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by routout » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:17 am

Ahh I see what they did more adjustment screws in the back to jack the front up to gently rest the strings on No Buzz .
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Post by Wayde Christie » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:16 am

I love how they just gave up on the screw on the right :lol:

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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by simso » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:50 am

Wow
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by dotbot » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:34 am

Folks, this is nothing more (or less) than a mad scientist's experiment in adding bridge mass a la Trevor Gore. :dru

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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by J.F. Custom » Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:36 pm

I don't know Allen...

But if I were you, I'd stick to making ukuleles. :shock:

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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by lauburu » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:28 am

Actually, I think you've got the balance right there Allen. Well done!! :cl :cl
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by Cloverfield » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:14 am

I'd love to see a Youtube video tutorial where the end result is this :lol:
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by blackalex1952 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:50 pm

Fools!! You have all missed the obvious fact that the screw on the right is for the missing whammy bar lever!!!
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by kiwigeo » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:10 pm

blackalex1952 wrote:Fools!! You have all missed the obvious fact that the screw on the right is for the missing whammy bar lever!!!
Na na....you're talking about the special bridge ejector lever?
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by blackalex1952 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:35 pm

So are you saying that it's a quick change piezo- magnetic thingamagig? Fine!..acceptable.A Kiwi design, perhaps? It looks like the special bridge ejector ejected itself as well...
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Re: Is it better to screw and glue on a bridge?

Post by blackalex1952 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:44 pm

:dru
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