deadsmileyface
jesse's dead
Join date: Dec 2011
2,011 IQ
#1



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?
deadsmileyface
jesse's dead
Join date: Dec 2011
2,011 IQ
#3
Quote by W4RP1G
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.
cowavenger
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2007
55 IQ
#4
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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deadsmileyface
jesse's dead
Join date: Dec 2011
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#5
Quote by cowavenger
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.



Thanks!


Cheers!
RndyW0
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2007
311 IQ
#6
Quote by cowavenger
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!!
Huge Guy
My muscles sure are mean!
Join date: Sep 2012
792 IQ
#7
Quote by cowavenger
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.
deadsmileyface
jesse's dead
Join date: Dec 2011
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#8
Quote by Huge Guy
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...