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Old 11-24-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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Talking Soooo... I broke my whammy bar




Yep. The thing just snapped right off. Damn this cheap beater Strat!

It's not huge problem, I ordered a replacement but my problem is that when it broke it left part of itself in the bridge hole. How am I supposed to get it out?
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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Hmmmm....brass block upgrade?
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:42 AM   #3
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Hmmmm....brass block upgrade?



I wish!

This is my beater Strat, it's a POS. Lol. One day, when I have the money I will totally upgrade this guitar... it'll be my Modcaster. But for now, I'm going to have to leave it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:18 AM   #4
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Get a very small machine screw and a drill bit slightly smaller than that, drill a pilot hole down the middle, screw the machine screw in as far as possible and use it to unscrew the remainder of the bar. It shouldn't be stuck in there too hard to the machine screw should just unscrew the whammy bar.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:30 AM   #5
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Get a very small machine screw and a drill bit slightly smaller than that, drill a pilot hole down the middle, screw the machine screw in as far as possible and use it to unscrew the remainder of the bar. It shouldn't be stuck in there too hard to the machine screw should just unscrew the whammy bar.



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Old 11-24-2012, 06:45 AM   #6
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Get a very small machine screw and a drill bit slightly smaller than that, drill a pilot hole down the middle, screw the machine screw in as far as possible and use it to unscrew the remainder of the bar. It shouldn't be stuck in there too hard to the machine screw should just unscrew the whammy bar.


Nice one Macgyver!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:30 AM   #7
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Get a very small machine screw and a drill bit slightly smaller than that, drill a pilot hole down the middle, screw the machine screw in as far as possible and use it to unscrew the remainder of the bar. It shouldn't be stuck in there too hard to the machine screw should just unscrew the whammy bar.


My first instinct would be to try to stick tape on it and turn it that way, though this won't work if you have the thing screwed in as tightly as possible.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:15 AM   #8
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My first instinct would be to try to stick tape on it and turn it that way, though this won't work if you have the thing screwed in as tightly as possible.




I'm kinda face-palming myself for not trying that first. I will try right now...
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:17 AM   #9
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No luck... To the hardware store!
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