wraparound problem on a 1969 SG-Melody Maker

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  1. Barman

    Barman Senior Member

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    Hi guys!

    I have this old Melody Maker from the late 60s which I 'm very pleased about (sounds awesome in both my Trace Elliot Velocette and my Gibson GA-15, despite the bad reputation the pickups have). Everything on the guitar is better than I expected, except for a problem related to the bridge missing its grub screws, which prevents me from correcting the intonation.
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    Since I'm living in France and everything is based on the metric system, It's been impossible so far to find suitable replacement grub screws for the Melody Maker's compensated bridge.

    I would like to buy a set from either a US or a UK dealer, but in order to do that I would need to know the correct thread pitch of the screws.

    I don't want to change the bridge for something like a Tonepro or a Badass etc... I really love the tone of the instrument like it is right now, it just needs better intonation.

    Many thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
    Regards,
    Barman
     
  2. SG Lou

    SG Lou Senior Member

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    Barman,

    PM me your mailing address and i'll send you out 2 of them after the Holidays are over.

    ..Lou
     
  3. Barman

    Barman Senior Member

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    Thanks so much! :thumb: Wow
    You rock!
    PM sent.
     
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    Cookie-boy Senior Member

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    This place is bloody good at times!:thumb:
     
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    diceman V.I.P. Member

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    Lou, you are the man... Merry Christmas everyone!
     
  6. Barman

    Barman Senior Member

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    Hi guys!

    I bought another one! :D
    This time from 1967, in Sparkling Burgundy. It's all original except for 3 tuners. I even got the OSSC with it.



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