Re: Bridge Stud issue
I appreciate your response and I am not looking to hack this job. This is for a paid customer, I typically don't deal with repairs beyond setups, basic fretwork and mainly electronics. I was mostly hoping someone made a stud that would fit in the existing thread (I have a crude gauge, I would confirm these numbers before buying anything). The male thread appears to be 5/16". The part that goes into the bridge is 1/4" (no thread). The new bridge needs a hole the size of a #8 screw (no thread). I was mostly hoping someone made a new stud that started at that 5/16" thread and ended at #8 rather than 1/4" post.
Not really knowing what material or how well the new bridge is made I think your solution will probably be the right one. I pulled the anchors out of my Les Paul very easily, these seem like they might be glued. is there any trick to getting these out?
Assuming I can get the old anchors out, does it make a big difference what the dowel is made of? In the little research I did some people said pine would be fine, lots of people suggested oak, and I also saw a lot of posts saying if you need to drill into it a plug is the only way to go. Keep in mind this is an inexpensive basswood guitar. Thanks.