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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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stripped saddle screw edge lo-pro

so, a few weeks ago i stripped a screw on my edge lo pro so i couldnt tighten down the saddle to properly intonate i ordered replacement ones from rich(very excellent source by the way if you didnt know) so i got them and i was working on intonating it and i stripped one of the screws again but this time its tightened...its been like this for a week or so, i have only had like maybe 2 days to work on it. and i cant loosen the screw....i took all the other saddles off in hopes to shift the remaining saddle, nothing. i have tried turning it with a screw driver, and the hex-key(it rounded out with the hex key) and now its all f*ed up, i cant loosen the screw, i even tried putting oil on it and then trying..nothing... its on my rg3120 and i really would like to have it playing in tune past the 12th frett....anyone have any advice or help on doing this??? its frustrating me
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 07:44 AM
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Re: stripped saddle screw edge lo-pro

I cannot imagine how this could have happened. You've obviously overtightened the screw by a wide margin.

Only thing I can suggest is to try to create a groove that will take a flathead screwdriver head. If you have a dremel, use that. I'm only guessing it is possible as those things are really small. cutting a groove in it might weaken it and render the thing abso-effing-lutely unremovable.

Maybe next time take it to a tech, as you've kinda proven yourself to be too strong.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 09:29 AM
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Re: stripped saddle screw edge lo-pro

Always use a new wrench on them.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-20-2008, 03:44 PM
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Re: stripped saddle screw edge lo-pro

There are some sprays in the shops for screws that get stuck. I had once a spray that helped me even for old rusty screws. I had to deal with a old screw that was full of rust and there was no way to loosen it. With a little spray I worked it out in 5 minutes.
I live in Romania and there are a lot of that kind of sprays in shops in here. There might be better ones in USA.
Just try one.
They work like hell. The tighten screws have no chance.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Re: stripped saddle screw edge lo-pro

i'll look into it for future reference incase i dont have a replacement screw i got the screw i couldnt get off by drilling it with a small drill bit. but i had a replacement so it worked out great lol
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