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Old 03-02-2010, 11:00 AM
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Default Re-routing a saddle slot in a wooden bridge

I have an older (80's) wooden bridge (that I love) that is routed for a rather thin/narrow saddle that I would like to remove from the guitar and have the saddle slot re-routed for a slightly wider saddle. Is this possible, or should/do I have to just get a new bridge with a wider saddle slot already cut?
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You are able to rout the slot to make it wider, but you'll need a dremel-type tool and a jig to make sure the job is done properly.

http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/Jigs/i-4043.html

It probably would be easier to fill in the slot and rerout - just make sure you find the same wood as your bridge to ensure a good finish.

I know you are not converting the saddle, but here is a how-to link.

http://www.frets.com/fretspages/Musi.../leftconv.html

Are you wanting a wider saddle to compensate the guitar properly?

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Old 03-02-2010, 03:56 PM
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Are you wanting a wider saddle to compensate the guitar properly?
Exactly. The saddle (and it's for a 12 string) is about as thin a one as I have seen on any guitar, much less a 12er!

BTW- Thanks for the links too!
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:27 AM
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If you're carefull you can rout the bridge while it's still attached. no need to remove it.
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