#1
I pulled my whammy bar up and I heard this snap and to my surprise my whammy bar snapped and now the threaded part of it is stuck in my bridge. I have no idea how to get it out, any ideas?
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#4
Yeah, dude. That sucks i always worried about that with my old guitar. So i just took it out. Never was a fan of whammys.
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#7
make a pin hole with a drill bit and either tap in a bit and use pliers to unscrew, or reverse the drill to unscrew it.

i dont like the glue method cause sometimes a drop can get on the bridge.
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#9
I'm not too confident with my drilling skills >.> so I think I'll just take it to the shop. How much would it cost to get it fixed?
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#11
Well, is any of the bar sticking out of the "socket"? If so, you could probably grab it with pliers and just unscrew it. If not, take it round the different guitar shops in your area and see which one will do it the cheapest. Make sure you tell each one how much the others will charge, hopefully they'll try to beat each other. I'd recommend "Mom and Pop" shops though, they're far less likely to rip you off.
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#12
that happend to one of my guitars, and i tried to get it out myself. yeah. i know have a guitar with a really ****ed up brigde. bring it to a shop. esp if its a decent axe.
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#14
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the glue thing could work if you used gorilla glue, if any got into the threads though, yo uwould be permentantly screwed

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#15
I've been thinking for someone who might be asked to regularly "unscrew" broken whammy bar threads, I think the thinnest bar, the vintage strats, is about 4.8 mm , roughly 3/16", or 6/32".



The table shows that a for a screw between 4 and 6mm, the right drill size to use would be the 7/64".

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#16
how did it snapped?! were you trying to make the horsie sounds that steve vai makes in "bad horsie"?
#17
Man, this happened to me before, and it sucks. Thankfully my way of replacing it costs about 2$.
All you need is some Blu-Stik, the stuff used to hang posters, and a narrow screw. Take the screw and place a very small amount of the Blu-Stik on it and place it on the broken whammy bar. Slowly turn the screw counter-clockwise until its out.
#18
hey monkey, these threads are pretty old.
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