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Old 06-02-2011, 05:32 PM
MTGuitarSlinger MTGuitarSlinger is offline
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Default EJ-200 saddle replacement

hey all,

so i'm loving my new EJ-200, but when i changed my strings out i noticed that the saddle seems to be glued in and can't be removed (at least easily). i also noticed that whatever it is made of seems to chip quite easily, i see several marks in it where the strings hit, so i forsee a problem if i play any percussive tapping on it. is there a way to remove the saddle? i'll probably swap it out for a bone one very soon if i see it chipping more, i already have a bit of minor string buzz that is starting to bother me because of the extremely low action.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:10 AM
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no one? nobody has swapped out the saddle in a Epi jumbo?
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:28 AM
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The make of guitar doesn't matter. Probably no one has ever had one glued in.

Take it to a luthier. That's the best - and probably most common - answer you'll get.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:34 AM
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I always fit my saddles so they're a little hard to pull out. Not to tight - but not loose at all. To me, that sounds best.

My guess is that you could pull it out with a pair of pliers. Might want to put some masking tape on the saddle first so you don't chip it.

I'd recommend calling Bob Colosi first and getting your new saddle sent to you before removing your old one.

I'd just go with bone.

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Old 06-03-2011, 12:41 PM
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Gypsy is right on the money.

I have pulled out saddles with pliers also but I didn't want to suggest that incase you happen to damaged or break your saddle.

Last night I had to get pliers to remove a stuck bridge pin on a guitar I just picked up and someone really had pushed it in there.

Like anything, think about what you are doing and usually nothing goes wrong. Usually!

ps, I live in MT too!
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:33 PM
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ok, thanks everyone, i'm gonna wait until i can get down to Music Villa, i trust them if i'll need any guitar work done.


where at 3 chord?
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