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Strat Bridge question

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Tom Gross, May 17, 2011.

  1. Tom Gross

    Tom Gross Silver Supporting Member

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    I switched bodies on a strat. Was an Am Standard from the early 90s, went to a warmoth I bought used.
    During the switch, I noticed that I had a two bolt bridge, and the body wanted a 6 screw bridge, so I bought a Fender 6 screw bridge and put it in.
    Now the strings don't align well with the neck. The high E is too close to the edge. I've had it professionally setup, but it still is bad.
    Looking at the bridges, and laying the old two bolt bridge on top of the one that's in there, it is clear that the saddles spread out wider on the 6-screw, thus the problem. But even the screws for mounting the saddles are wide, so it appears it's a problem with the bridge.

    This is just a fun project strat, so do I:
    - Get a new bridge (6 screw) that is right?
    - Get a new body?
    - Do something else?
     
  2. Eagle1

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    Get a six screw with a 10.8mm spacing.
     
  3. Tom Gross

    Tom Gross Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, screw spacing and string spacing are two different options, you simply need the correct bridge.
     
  5. Tom Gross

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    but the screw holes in the body will still line up, right?
     

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