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Post new topic Fender Stringbreaker (400/1000) bridge for E9
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Author Topic:  Fender Stringbreaker (400/1000) bridge for E9
Gary Spaeth


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 10 Oct 2017 8:52 am     Reply with quote

this has been working fine on the g# to a change. fairly simple fix.
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Dave Zirbel


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Sebastopol, CA USA
Post Posted 10 Oct 2017 11:57 am     Reply with quote

I like it!
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Gary Spaeth


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 11 Oct 2017 2:50 pm     Reply with quote

thanks Dave.
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Jon Kostal


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Westmont, Illinois, USA
Post Posted 11 Oct 2017 4:52 pm     Reply with quote

That's cool! Did it fix the problem? I was thinking of a .009 or .008 string in that position. Currently in a D9 tuning to alleviate this problem.
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Gary Spaeth


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 11 Oct 2017 8:15 pm     Reply with quote

yes i've been playing it several hours a day since saturday with an .011 and no breaks and staying in tune very well. i really like the brightness of the e9th as compared to d9 which is kind of dark sounding to me.
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Jim Sliff


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Lawndale California, USA
Post Posted 11 Oct 2017 8:39 pm     Reply with quote

Looks like a good solution - but is it the camera angle or are the main and G# rollers different diameters?

After servicing dozens of them I've found that as long as the saddle area is highly polished and kept lubed with dry Teflon (oils collect dust; dust is abrasive) it makes little if any difference what type of saddle is on there. It usually takes at least a 10x...20x is better...magnifier to verify. Pretty close to mirror-smooth is what's needed for a high G#.

The usual "V" shaped rollers found on them is generally the most problematic because few players bother to seriously clean/polish the center of the V. They assume the rolling motion which is minimal, will do all the work.
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Gary Spaeth


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 12 Oct 2017 4:46 am     Reply with quote

bridge and roller the same diameter but the bottom of the roller is ground away to give it freedom to move.
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