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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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JS1000 tiny metal plates under saddles

Hey, I just bought a JS1000 the other day. It plays well and all, but it looks the edge pro trem it has is modified. The middle 4 saddles have small metal plates glued to the bridge beneath them, which makes me think that it was a cheap fix to improper bridge radius. Is this normal?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 08:30 PM
 
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Re: JS1000 tiny metal plates under saddles

It's normal. The JS has a rounder radius than all the other Edge equipped guitars (240mm vs. 400-430mm). Those shims make the radius correct, and is cheaper than making a different baseplate just for the JS.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 02:38 AM
 
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Re: JS1000 tiny metal plates under saddles

Seconded. Its common practice for alot companys, so dont be surprised when you see metal shims underneath floyd saddles.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: JS1000 tiny metal plates under saddles

Thanks Guys. Just for reference, can I buy spare shims at guitar stores? What kinda glue is used to adhere them?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 09:04 AM
 
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Re: JS1000 tiny metal plates under saddles

No glue, just the pressure from the allen screw and string. I don't know where to get them, but you might try Rich (Ibanez Rules). IIRC some people have made their own from automotive feeler gauge blades.
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Re: JS1000 tiny metal plates under saddles

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No glue, just the pressure from the allen screw and string. I don't know where to get them, but you might try Rich (Ibanez Rules). IIRC some people have made their own from automotive feeler gauge blades.
any one know what thickness's the shims are ?
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No glue..
Interesting, as my JS shims are glued onto the baseplate of the trem. It's a '92-'93 model and I got it used. It'd be interesting to know if this was a mod from a previous owner or if they used to glue them at the factory during that time period.
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Interesting, as my JS shims are glued onto the baseplate of the trem. It's a '92-'93 model and I got it used. It'd be interesting to know if this was a mod from a previous owner or if they used to glue them at the factory during that time period.
Naw, they just got crusty and stuck on with time...
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Naw, they just got crusty and stuck on with time...
I seriously thought about that possibility, but they're just too damn tight
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