#1
last night i was rockin out with the whammy bar on my fender american strat, when the bar just sorta snapped, i mean it broke at the level where you twist it into place, does anybody know a way to remove it, i really dont want to have to replace the bridge cus i havent got the money.

any constructive help much appreciated.

i hope that is a clear enough description, and i cant post pics because i have no camera.


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#3
Perhaps needle-nose pliars or tweezers would work? If not, you can always take it to your local guitar store. They've probably run into that problem on more than one occasion, and know how to get it out.
#4
if you cant chase it out with a screwdriver they can bore it out.they will have to cut new threads but its better than getting a new bridge
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#5
This happened to me aswell, i unscrewed the back panel of my guitar to remove the fragments and then was able just to take the whammy bar off completely.
#6
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so theres no part sticking out that you can twist?



its 1 or 2mm lower than flush, so that cnt really be done.

but the rest of you guys i can try re threading it.

i also tried taking the backplate off it but didnt know where to start on dismantling, and decided i shouldnt f*ck things up further.

really appreciate it guys, but im still open to more suggestions

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#7
im still confused that it broke...ive never heard that happening before. i think you should just take it in to someone.
#8
ah, happened to me endless times before. get a screwdriver, screw into the middle of the bit thats stuck in. then, when the hole screwed in is bigger, screw it out. if its a pop-in trem arm, i dunno if it'll work, but its worth the try. hope this helps.

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ah, happened to me endless times before. get a screwdriver, screw into the middle of the bit thats stuck in. then, when the hole screwed in is bigger, screw it out. if its a pop-in trem arm, i dunno if it'll work, but its worth the try. hope this helps.

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do you mean actually turning it on the surface, or like a chiseling motion?
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do you mean actually turning it on the surface, or like a chiseling motion?

well chiseling would help, if your gonna screw it out with a normal screwdriver (not with the x) you could put the screwdriver in the hole, and push it in to make a hole, then screw it out too.
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well chiseling would help, if your gonna screw it out with a normal screwdriver (not with the x) you could put the screwdriver in the hole, and push it in to make a hole, then screw it out too.



thanks
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#12
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thanks

no probs, just adds to my street cred
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