#1
Hello

I have a JD Guitar and today im tuning the guitar from D to E and the bridge started to elevate (image 1). Image 1

The wood is milled and i can't fix the screw (image 2) Image 2

I can fix the screw without springs but if i connect springs the screw go off the wood. (image 3) Image 3

What i can do?

Bridge is safe without springs connected? Can i play good? Or maybe bridge get off?
#2
It sounds like the holes for the screws are stripped?

If they are, go to a hardware store and buy a larger screw to thread into the hole.
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#3
Quote by Gundamnitpete
It sounds like the holes for the screws are stripped?

If they are, go to a hardware store and buy a larger screw to thread into the hole.


Yes they are, but the hole is big xD. I tried to put a new screw but only opens more the hole. :S
#4
A hardware store should have a screw large enough. If not, They may have a threaded stud that you could glue into the hole, and than thread the screw into the stud.

How did it get striped in the first place? what gauge strings are you using?
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#5
Quote by Gundamnitpete
A hardware store should have a screw large enough. If not, They may have a threaded stud that you could glue into the hole, and than thread the screw into the stud.

How did it get striped in the first place? what gauge strings are you using?


Idk :S

The strings are d'addario exl 140 (10-52)
#6
Option 1. Larger screws.
Option 2. Fill the holes with something substantial, that will be able to take the tension once you've put new screws in and attached the springs.

In the mean time here's a temporary fix you could do so you can keep playing.
Cut a block of wood to the right size, and fit it in here:
#7
Quote by whoomit
Option 1. Larger screws.
Option 2. Fill the holes with something substantial, that will be able to take the tension once you've put new screws in and attached the springs.

In the mean time here's a temporary fix you could do so you can keep playing.
Cut a block of wood to the right size, and fit it in here:


the option 3 sounds good
#8
Quote by reborn624
the option 3 sounds good

It's more of a temporary thing though, as it will block off all use of your tremelo.
Might also increase your sustain and tuning stability though which would be cool
#9
Quote by whoomit
It's more of a temporary thing though, as it will block off all use of your tremelo.
Might also increase your sustain and tuning stability though which would be cool

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I don't use much tremolo. Tomorrow i'll go to a wood shop of a friend and he gives me good wood

thanks
#10
I also think you should fix it, instead of blocking it.
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#11
Quote by Gundamnitpete
I also think you should fix it, instead of blocking it.


yah im trying to contact Music Store
#12
Sounds good, Although any hardware store should have the screw you need. Just look for "wood screw" and make sure it is roughly the same length.
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#13
Quote by Gundamnitpete
Sounds good, Although any hardware store should have the screw you need. Just look for "wood screw" and make sure it is roughly the same length.


Tomorrow i get the wood, if i don't fix that i'll go a music shop near my home

But i think my friend fix it with a new screw, he its pro