#1
Hey guys, this one should be quick. I have a custom First Act Sheena, and I'm installing a Bigsby trem on it. The only thing seperating me from this goal is a rounded out screw in the old tailpiece. It fits flush with that plate, so I can't get a set of pliers around it. Any other ideas??
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#2
drill it and use a screw extractor.



If you use a left-handed bit and run the drill in reverse, it might even bite into the screw while you're drilling and back it out without using the extractor.
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How much might said nifty device cost?
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google "buy screw extractor"...
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well what I would do is get a dremel and cut a slot in the screw head (like a flathead screw) then use a flathead screwdriver to remove it.

Obviously this will only really work if you can cut into the screw head without damaging the plate, wood, etc.
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How much might said nifty device cost?
'bout tree fiddy.


... around three and a half dollars, seriously.
you can get them at home centers and auto parts stores.
same for the left-hand drill bits.
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well what I would do is get a dremel and cut a slot in the screw head (like a flathead screw) then use a flathead screwdriver to remove it.

Obviously this will only really work if you can cut into the screw head without damaging the plate, wood, etc.


+1

but yes, you might damadge your guitar.
and if you dont have a dremel, its alot more expensive than a screw extracter thing...
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+1

but yes, you might damadge your guitar.
and if you dont have a dremel, its alot more expensive than a screw extracter thing...



The screw extractor only works OK sometimes. They are a great toll when they work but if the screw does now come out you are in trouble then.

The screw in question should not be seated to tightly so it should come out rather easily. I like the dremal idea too.(If you have one $100.00 for a one time tool is rather high)
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The screw extractor only works OK sometimes. They are a great toll when they work but if the screw does now come out you are in trouble then.

The screw in question should not be seated to tightly so it should come out rather easily. I like the dremal idea too.(If you have one $100.00 for a one time tool is rather high)


A Dremel is never going to just be a one-time tool. The uses are infinite. Also recommend getting the flex shaft for guitar work.