Tonepros ABR Bridge Saddle Notching

Discussion in 'The Custom Shop' started by Redfish, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Redfish

    Redfish Senior Member

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    Hey guys, I just ordered an aged Tonepros ABR bridge for my R8. The saddles aren't notched. Whats the best way to do this?
     
  2. HolyGrail

    HolyGrail V.I.P. Member

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    if you want it done correctly. You'll need at least 3 gauge files ( expensive ).
    Cheaper to have it done by a respected Luthier
     
  3. Sean French

    Sean French Senior Member

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    I notch ABR's the old shool way.
    After getting the strings lined up like I want,I will the put both thumbs on either side of the saddle and push the string into the saddle.Use a rocking back and forth motion and this should yeild a very shallow notch that is the exact size of said string.You can even take it a step further if needed and lightly tap,with a mallet or small hammer,the string.I fold a piece of tin foil into a few layers and mold it to the saddle showing exactly where the string is before tapping them.Not much force is needed.Even a screw driver handle would work well.Just remember not to use too much force as bending the saddle srew can happen.
     

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