Saddle adjustment help

78CustomKev

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I just picked up this 1978 Custom and I want to adjust the intonation but these saddles have two threaded screws each. Allen head on each side. I can loosen them both but that’s about it? They sort of lock in place when you tighten them up. Weird I’ve never seen one like this. Any thoughts? Do I need to wrenches and turn them at the same time?
 

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MiniB

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Wow...can it be replaced with a regular Nashville-style tune-o-matic?
 

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I just picked up this 1978 Custom and I want to adjust the intonation but these saddles have two threaded screws each. Allen head on each side. I can loosen them both but that’s about it? They sort of lock in place when you tighten them up. Weird I’ve never seen one like this. Any thoughts? Do I need to wrenches and turn them at the same time?
Each saddle has 2 screws. One Allen and a slot head screw. Try turning them both in the same direction.
 

78CustomKev

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Each saddle has 2 screws. One Allen and a slot head screw. Try turning them both in the same direction.

I just now noticed that little flat screw once you said that. Thank you I’ll give it a try. I just got this and have never seen one like that. I’m guessing it’s aftermarket. Any idea who makes it?
 

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Remove the bridge and look at the bottom side for any stamping that may reveal who manufactured it.
 

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Wow. Great concept. Pain in the butt to work it though. Yeah, turn two screws in the same direction. I sure hope you're intonation is not too far out!
 


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