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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


From:
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


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

thanks Dave.
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Jon Kostal


From:
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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Gary Spaeth


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 6 Nov 2017 11:26 am     Reply with quote

i finally broke a string but it broke at the hog ring and not on the bridge. must be too much flexing there. i think replacing the hog ring with something that looks like an open bicycle chain link so one shaft would fit in the puller and the string would slide on the other shaft. then there'd be no flexing just the ball rolling a little on the shaft.
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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 6 Nov 2017 4:39 pm     Reply with quote

Very nice, Gary.
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Gary Spaeth


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 11:58 am     Reply with quote

thanks chris. i replaced the broken .011 with a .012 and it has been working for a few days now.
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Chris Templeton


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The Green Mountain State
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 12:37 pm     Reply with quote

There's the .0115 too.
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Gary Spaeth


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2017 2:59 pm     Reply with quote

i was desperate so i gave it a shot after reading about so many using them here on the forum.
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Jim Palenscar


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Oceanside, Calif, USA
Post Posted 21 Nov 2017 7:51 am     Reply with quote

Great idea!
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Gary Spaeth


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 22 Nov 2017 5:10 am     Reply with quote

thanks jim. i like your roller bridges.
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Bill Ford


From:
Graniteville SC Aiken
Post Posted 23 Nov 2017 11:30 am     Reply with quote

Gary, Try bending the hogring so the string ball is up in the air more, worked for me. Bill
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