#1
So I decided to finally change the strings from the ****ty stock ones to some shiny new D'Addarios on my Ibanez Artcore AF-75 (hollowbody). So I take them off, and to my surprise, the saddle came off with them . I know this is, in fact, supposed to happen, I've just never delt with a guitar without a fixed saddle before. Now I have no idea how to place it again correctly when putting the new strings on. Any help?
El Gearo:

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#3
put the bridge back on, with intonation screws facing headstock.

next time, swap one string at a time.
Jenneh

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#4
Well then I guess they were just ****ty with age? And I was wondering more how to place it precisely. Obviously there's gonna be a difference in intonation depending on where I put it.
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#5
Quote by RNRSoldier
Well then I guess they were just ****ty with age? And I was wondering more how to place it precisely. Obviously there's gonna be a difference in intonation depending on where I put it.

Just exactly how old were these strings? It's perfectly kosher to change them once a month or so, and most people change them at least 3-4 times a year. Anyway, is there not a little notch cut in each saddle for the strings?
#6
i didnt say about placement and intonation. i thought you were asking which direction to place it back on. and i said, screws facing headstock.

the bridge should just sit back onto the guitar, am i missing something?


did you mean one saddle?
Jenneh

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#7
Oh, they were oooold. We're talking more than a year here. I didn't play it much until recently, so I never bothered. I do change my strings more often than that on my other guitars, I swear . And the saddle is a separate piece on this guitar, that doesn't have a slot or anything anywhere. The strings keep it on the body.
El Gearo:

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Fender Blues Junior
#8
Taking a measurement of my af75,here is a good starting point. On the low E the bridge on mine is 1/4 inch away from the pickup on the high E side its about 3/8 inch from the pickup. That should get you close, but you may have to make slight adjustments from there to get the intonation perfect.

Hope that helps a little.
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#9
Quote by telemonster
Taking a measurement of my af75,here is a good starting point. On the low E the bridge on mine is 1/4 inch away from the pickup on the high E side its about 3/8 inch from the pickup


Wait, do you mean it's slanted?
El Gearo:

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#10
Quote by RNRSoldier
). So I take them off, and to my surprise, the saddle came off with them ?



ok, i took it that you meant to say bridge because of ur wording.

but if a saddle fell off then, look at the others and place that one on the same way.


lemme see if i can find anything specific
Jenneh

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#12



is it this bridge?
Jenneh

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#13
Yep, that's the one.
El Gearo:

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#14
OH and as a suggestion in the future, I put a pencil line marking the corners of the Bridge before taking strings off. I have read on the Ibanez forum that other people have marked the bridge location with masking tape and sticky notes to have a point of refrence after removing the strings.
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#15
the saddle rests on the screw, held down by the tension of the string?

cant you just restring it?
Jenneh

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#16
I have no problem restringing it, I just need to know how to figure out precisely where to place it to the intonation won't be massively off.
El Gearo:

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#17
ohh, i see. ok sorry, every string and every guitar is different. you put it in the middle. check the 12th and go from there.
it should be "close" the the strings nearest it.
Jenneh

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