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When will vintage bridges be available?
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Author:  NickM [ Sun May 14, 2006 4:01 am ]
Post subject:  When will vintage bridges be available?

Hi, I have a question. When will vintage bridges be available for those of us with that want roller saddles and the locking nuts?

Author:  JohnHall [ Sun May 14, 2006 8:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When will vintage bridges be available?

It's not a question of "when" so much as "if". That hasn't been decided.

Author:  NickM [ Sun May 14, 2006 8:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When will vintage bridges be available?

Ah, alright. I would buy just buy the vintage nuts (which you sell) and the roller saddles seperately, but there's one problem...you guys don't have the 6-32 x 7/8" round slot-head machine screws that go into vintage roller bridges. :)

Author:  jingle_jangle [ Sun May 14, 2006 10:05 am ]
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You can always buy 1" long stainless ones at McMasterCarr and shorten them a bit.

www.mcmaster.com

Author:  NickM [ Sun May 14, 2006 11:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When will vintage bridges be available?

Jeeze, I've never seen so many screws!

For the 7/8" ones with round head slotted, they have two options. Steel with zinc plating, or regular stainless steel. Stainless steel is what I need, right?

Author:  JohnHall [ Sun May 14, 2006 11:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: When will vintage bridges be available?

I see this as SKU 05307 in the miscellaneous section of the boutique. What I don't see available is the 00883 through 00885 saddles being available, nor the rollers or expansion pins.

Author:  NickM [ Wed May 17, 2006 5:10 am ]
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Mr. Hall, what expansion pins?

Anyways, I think I'll buy 'em. How long do parts take to come in? I know a guitar can take 9 months (like giving birth to a child!) but I'm just curious as to how long it takes for parts to be shipped.

Author:  JohnHall [ Wed May 17, 2006 9:21 pm ]
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Quote:
Mr. Hall, what expansion pins?
It's the axle that the rollers revolve on. It takes a special watchmaking tool to insert these into the saddle. The originals just used a brad which was snipped and ground after insertion. I chose to use an expansion pin, which is invisible in normal use, to improve the part somewhat. Anyway, the replacement saddle assemblies already have the roller and expansion pin inserted, although as noted, that assembly is not currently avilable for sale.

Author:  NickM [ Sat May 20, 2006 7:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When will vintage bridges be available?

Thanks, Mr. Hall.

If you wouldn't mind, could you answer my other question (how long it takes for parts to arrive)?

Author:  JohnHall [ Sat May 20, 2006 8:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: When will vintage bridges be available?

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