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|6/15/1997 8:28 AM|
||Broken Strat whammy bar|
I´ve got a `62 vintage reissue Strat (a Mary Kaye-model with golden hardware), which I like very much. Couple of nights ago I broke the whammy bar at a jam (OK, it was a SRV-jam).
The problem is: how can I get the remaining (screwed) part of the whammy from the hole in the bridge? I´d like to learn to do it myself in order to repair someone elses similar problems. Any comments?
|7/21/1997 3:43 PM|
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET A DRILL A LITTLE SMALLER
THAN THE THICKNESS OF THE BAR IT SELF.
2. DRILL A HOLE INTO THE BROKEN PIECE.
3.INSERT A EASYOUT BIT, REMOVE BROKEN PIECE.
IF YOU WANTED TO ,YOU COULD ALSO RETAP THE WHOLE VIBRATO BLOCK TO 5/8THS AND PURCHASE A NEW TREMOLO ARM. IN WHICH IS STRONGER.
I MUST HAVE BROKEN ABOUT OF A DOZEN OF THESE ARMS.
|11/11/1997 3:40 PM|
I too have broken a few Strat bars and I removed the remaining pieces as Christian did ie drilling an appropriate size hole and using an ezy-out bit to remove it.
I had an oversize stainless steel bar made the last time this happened and I haven't broken it yet.
I also have a late model Strat with a Floyd Rose floating brige and it takes all the punishment I throw at it - and then says "thankyou".
Richie Blackmore is a famous 'Bar Breaker'.
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