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Michael Miller


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Afton, VA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 6:54 am    
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Just got a used Gold Tone LS-6 (2012 model). It is pristine but missing the bridge cover screws. Though I may never use the cover I like to keep things original and need help identifying the two screws. I have studied online pics and can only conclude they are round head phillips. I need a size.

I reached out to Gold Tone to see if they sold the screws or could advise me of the size I need...but nothing but crickets.

Thanks!
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 7:07 am    
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Why not carry your Gold Tone into your local hardware store to determine and purchase the machine screws that fit correctly?
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Michael Miller


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Afton, VA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 7:17 am    
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I don't know if they are machine screws (bolts) or wood screws and employees at my hardware store are somewhat...limited. So I was asking for some expertise here.
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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 8:12 am    
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I'd agree with Jack's comment. Take your guitar to the local hardware store and see what fits. From the photos online, it appears to be a standard screw type.
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Michael Miller


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Afton, VA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 9:01 am    
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I will try it. I have determined that it does not take a wood screw: No bottom to the hole and the control plate is threaded. Thanks.
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Roy McKinney


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Ontario, OR
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 2:28 pm    
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On my Gold Tone 8 string, the screws are 6/32 by 3/8 (top to bottom). Oval countersink Philip head.

CORRECTION. The screws are 5-40. I have some coming in and will mail them to Mike as soon as I get them.


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Michael Miller


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Afton, VA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 2:32 pm    
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Thanks for the information Roy!
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Michael Miller


From:
Afton, VA
Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 1:31 am    
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The clearance on my bridge is so tight, when I change strings, I have to loosen the bridge in order for the string ball ends to clear. Anyone else have this experience or can recommend a fix?

Thanks!
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Michael Maddex


From:
Northern New Mexico, USA
Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 8:18 am    
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Michael, you might find some information and inspiration here:

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=311139

HTH. Good Luck with the Gold Tone. Cool
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Michael Miller


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Afton, VA
Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 12:15 pm    
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Thanks Michael. That link is both informative and inspirational!
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