#1
I've had my bridge decked since forever. I installed a Callaham block/saddle a few years back and it came with some loooongggg saddle height adjustment screws. Its never cut me... yet but I'd like to make them shorter to smoothen the bridge feel. Don't mind sanding/grinding down sharp edges if I have to.

So what tool do I use to snap these fuggers to size?

They stick out like this



I want em like this

Last edited by cheesefries at Feb 15, 2014,
#2
you'd just be better off getting new screws that are shorter and replacing them. that being said i wouldn't even know where to source the parts. i don't think i have seen those individuals screws be sold anywhere.

if you really wanna do work on the original screws though you may be able to grind them down, though i think there is a high chance of warping or deforming the original parts or at the very least modifying them precisely will be difficult.
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#3
Go to a machine shop and have them get you the screws. They can get them. You can also look at stewmac
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#4
You could try to grind them down with a grinder and run a die over them, but I would just get new screws...

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#5
Keep in mind you'll have to grind them from the bottom, if you grind the head off of them you won't be able to adjust them again and risk scratching up the saddles themselves. I just live with it, it's part of the Strat character in my opinion.

If it bothers you that much, you might consider buying a bridge cover for it. The original Stratocasters came with them factory, probably for that reason.

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#7
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Keep in mind you'll have to grind them from the bottom, if you grind the head off of them you won't be able to adjust them again and risk scratching up the saddles themselves. I just live with it, it's part of the Strat character in my opinion.

If it bothers you that much, you might consider buying a bridge cover for it. The original Stratocasters came with them factory, probably for that reason.



that is so un-metal. how u supposed to palm mute? i guess it'd work for goo-goo dolls cover songs
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#8
Find a pair of these, use them to cut the screws to length.

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Last edited by Arby911 at Feb 15, 2014,
#9
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Find a pair of these, use them to cut the screws to length.



Whoa I have a pair of those within 20 feet of where I sit right now. If I screw up I'll just order some from stewmac the kind fellow recommended above. Hopefully it doesn't come to that
Last edited by cheesefries at Feb 15, 2014,
#10

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#11
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lol. I could borrow my dads but that would be too hardcore.


like using this screwdriver



for a pickup swap
Last edited by cheesefries at Feb 15, 2014,
#12
personally i wood use an angle grinder. i am handy with them, but be careful. i cut with the blade, and round them out a lttle bit with the side. if you need to clean them out use a tap and die.

or get new screws. ace hardware / truvalue should have proper screws. fastenall is great but i think they don't go below a 100 order i know a guy that used to deal with when i had my shop (sold for another business)nand he would just hand me a few if i needed something small.
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