|06-24-2008, 02:02 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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Gothic Repair - Bridge and Nut Questions
As I posted in the Intro section I recently acquired a 2000 LP Gothic in less than perfect condition. (ebay) I will be refinishing the body to repair the dents and dings and repairing or replacing the hardware as needed.
This is the bridge:
I am very new to guitar repair but it appears this has gone through some not so gentle modification. Is it normal to have such a deep off-center groove on the low E saddle? I've also noticed most stock LPs have the adjustment screws facing the pups. Was this one reversed or what? It says "Made in Germany" on the bottom. Would this be stock or is it an aftermarket replacement? If replacement seems necessary, what are my options for a drop-in replacement? I'd like to keep the black chrome if possible but would go nickel if needed for a quality replacement.
This is the Nut:
This too appears to have been "adjusted" not so gracefully. It also appears it may have been replaced as I see glue residue around it and I can't believe Gibson would send one out that way. How hard is it to replace the nut and what are my options for acquiring one?
It does sound good and to this newbie the action seemed good. I am willing to invest all the time needed but want to keep the expenses below $300.00. The Grover machine heads will have to be replaced as they are pitted with rust making me sick every time I touch them so there's $40.00 or so right there.
The weird thing is the frets seem smooth all the way down showing very little wear. So how did the rest of the guitar get so beat up? Almost every screw shows tool marks and the soldering in the control cavity does not appear factory.
Why it was dismantled in the 1st place I have no clue.
Thanks in advance for the advice. Great forum!
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|06-25-2008, 08:07 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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Re: Gothic Repair - Bridge and Nut Questions
My BFG has the screws facing the tail piece....I don't think it matters....I find it easier to adjust that way......I guess the direction depends on who put it on at the factory....or if it was set up by someone and they turned it around.....but that E saddle looks nasty
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