#1
I stripped the stud while trying to remove the bushings in my TOM bridge guitar. I got all the other three bushings out, except for the last one. Now the stud is stuck in there and it doesn't turn either way. Is there any cheap way to fix it?
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#2
Get a pair of plyers and pull/turn it out of there?

I'm not sure exactly what you mean, pictures would help out
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#3
I tried the pliers, nothing. I tried filing a slot, and it just keeps stripping.

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#4
If you have a drill, maybe you can buy one of those drill bits that take out stripped screws. And pliers should work. Don't yank it, but twist it out.
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#5
or you could (this is dangerous though) attach the bushing itself in the drill chuck, put it on reverse, and unscrew it that way.
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#6
^ haha that's ingenious. Do it slowly.
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#7
VERRRRRY slowly, but it should work. do it fast, and your asking for a gouged eye, or ripped off finger, or f***ed up finish on the guitar.
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#9
I'll try the drill tomorrow.
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#10
Put a little wrench on it, and leverage it out. like a see-saw
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#11
I got the stud out, but I can't get the bushing out. Any ideas?
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#12
heat it up slowly with a soldering iron. Always works for me, stuff expands, then shrinks, and it gets lose..

or waterpump pliers - they have the best grip.


screw something into the bushing, put something soft on the guitar to save the finish and use a wedge to pull it out.
#13
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I got the stud out, but I can't get the bushing out. Any ideas?
yeah, put the stud back in. You should have used it to pry the bushing up.
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#14
Ok the bushings of a tunomatic bridge have a hole in the bottom of them. I take a 3/16" or 1/4" rod or a dowel rod will do cut it down to 3/8" or 1/2" in length. Then put the dowel or rod into the center of the bushing hole make sure it is in the center then thread the post back into the bushing and it will raise the bushing out of the body of the guitar. Basically you are using the rod as a reverse type of press the rod will be pressing against the body of the guitar and when you screw the post into the bushing it will raise the bushing out because the post is hitting the rod which is hitting the body which is pushing out the bushing from the body. Do ya follow me? This does work very well! I just used this technique to get my kit back apart after a mock up of the build to make sure everything lined up good. Good Luck
#15
clawhammer. That's how I've removed all the 'studs' for the TOM bridges. usually use the peg from the stop tail and put a towel over it body and peg to protect. pops out every time. just replace you stud. by sounds of it an the look of it, it'll be damaged.
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#16
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Ok the bushings of a tunomatic bridge have a hole in the bottom of them. I take a 3/16" or 1/4" rod or a dowel rod will do cut it down to 3/8" or 1/2" in length. Then put the dowel or rod into the center of the bushing hole make sure it is in the center then thread the post back into the bushing and it will raise the bushing out of the body of the guitar. Basically you are using the rod as a reverse type of press the rod will be pressing against the body of the guitar and when you screw the post into the bushing it will raise the bushing out because the post is hitting the rod which is hitting the body which is pushing out the bushing from the body. Do ya follow me? This does work very well! I just used this technique to get my kit back apart after a mock up of the build to make sure everything lined up good. Good Luck


one problem with that plan, he said he stripped it
#17
The Towel-and-pliers route seems like the most sensible so far.
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#18
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The Towel-and-pliers route seems like the most sensible so far.

clawhammer. tried pliers, waste of time. with a clawhammer you just pull it like a lever, BAM! it's done. 1 second each one. pliers takes awhile.
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#19
Ok, I managed to get the bushing out, I screwed a bolt I found in the garage and pulled it out with the clawhammer .

Since this is the modding gear forum, I'll go ahead and post a few pics of the guitar I was working on. It's an SX GG4 (Mockingbird wanna be ) http://www.rondomusic.com/gg4bobk.html

I also dropped a set of GFS power rails, ebonized the fretboard to make it look darker, and the guitar does not come with body binding, I added the pinstriping tape I bought at Auto Zone for like $4.







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