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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-20-2002, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just to clarify - you know what's comming... (changing p/u's

When placing the bridge back in to your guitar... what's the best settings to put the action to??? I am of course assuming that you will be needing to set your action once the bridge is replaced, (and here was me thinking it would just screw on???!!!)
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2002, 03:12 AM
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Just to clarify

[size=0.5](i hope i've understood your question...)[/size]

just strung the babe to pitch, keep the stud locks LOOSENED and tightens/loosens the studs 1/4 turn at a time, till the strings stop buzzing, or till you've reached the desired strings height.
remember to TIGHTENS the stud locks after the setup is done.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2002, 07:52 AM
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Just to clarify

If you've got a trem system, then the best way to change pups is to unhook the springs in the trem cavity, and then remove the bridge with strings attached. Then put in the new pups (leave the wiring till later or do it when the trem is off) and then put back the trem, use the bar to lever it into the full pull up position, rest the thing on your lap and reattach the springs. Doing it this way should mean that you won't need to faff around with setup as due to the miracles of floating trems, the setup should pretty much be exactly the same as it was before

Otherwise, follow tips above. They'll work
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2002, 10:03 AM
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Just to clarify

If I'm changing pickups, I'll just stuff my homemade "bridge block" inside the bridge cavity (so the trem doesn't recess into the body) and then de-tune and remove the strings. Personally, I don't see the sense in pulling out the entire bridge to just get the strings out of the way. If you want to save the strings it's easy to just tie them up while you work on the guitar.

* * I'll then install the pickups, a fresh set of strings, tune up and remove the bridge block.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2002, 12:24 PM
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Just to clarify

i actually didn't understand the question... ugh?
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