The Acoustic Guitar Forum

The Acoustic Guitar Forum (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/index.php)
-   Build and Repair (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=44)
-   -   Recording King replacement parts? (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549522)

Riverwolf 06-14-2019 11:15 AM

Recording King replacement parts?
 
The saddle has broken on my Recording King RO-10.
Where can I purchase a new one?
Thinking of a bone saddle from Bob Colosi but he needs an original one for a pattern.
Thanks!

hat 06-14-2019 12:33 PM

just get a blank, and a piece of sandpaper, and go at it.

bnjp 06-14-2019 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riverwolf (Post 6086567)
The saddle has broken on my Recording King RO-10.
Where can I purchase a new one?
Thinking of a bone saddle from Bob Colosi but he needs an original one for a pattern.
Thanks!

If you're unable to replicated it yourself, Bob can do a great job for you.

JonWint 06-14-2019 01:46 PM

Why not send him the broken one? He only needs dimensions.

snow creek 06-14-2019 03:52 PM

HOw did the saddle break? Just wonderin..

Riverwolf 06-14-2019 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snow creek (Post 6086769)
HOw did the saddle break? Just wonderin..

Don't know. Last string change it just fell out in 2 pieces.
Broke where the compensation is.

Riverwolf 06-14-2019 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hat (Post 6086628)
just get a blank, and a piece of sandpaper, and go at it.

My plate is so full lately. Just want to pick it up and play when I have the chance.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bnjp (Post 6086674)
If you're unable to replicated it yourself, Bob can do a great job for you.

I know. Right now it is my fave player and just didn't want the down time.
Quote:

Originally Posted by JonWint (Post 6086677)
Why not send him the broken one? He only needs dimensions.

See above.

Surprises me that extensive google search yielded no hits for replacement drop in OEM saddle.

JonWint 06-14-2019 07:06 PM

Recording King won't sell you one?

LMII or StewMac doesn't sell one that fits?

bnjp 06-14-2019 07:16 PM

There's no such thing as a perfect fit drop-in saddle. They have to be either made or modified to fit. That's just the way it works. Not an exact replacement part.

ChalkLitIScream 06-14-2019 09:50 PM

RK have a 16Ē fretboard radius. Just get a saddle that has the 16Ē radius and is at least as thick/tall/long.

MacNichol has some nice bone saddles Iíve used. Off the top of my head, Martin and Yamaha have a 16Ē saddle so if he has saddles for those which are at least your dimensions

Riverwolf 06-15-2019 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChalkLitIScream (Post 6086978)
RK have a 16Ē fretboard radius. Just get a saddle that has the 16Ē radius and is at least as thick/tall/long.

MacNichol has some nice bone saddles Iíve used. Off the top of my head, Martin and Yamaha have a 16Ē saddle so if he has saddles for those which are at least your dimensions

What about the compensation?
Are they all the same?

ChalkLitIScream 06-15-2019 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riverwolf (Post 6087291)
What about the compensation?
Are they all the same?

Yes they all use the same design, so it should be good.

However my personal beef with this is that these intonation points are only correct for a certain set up. Changing saddle height, or humidity changes the scale length (very minor, maybe less than a mm) and does require a different intonation spot.
Fortunately these are very minor differences which, if it didnít affect your prior experience playing, should not affect your future playing with this new saddle.

Iím being very picky because Iím cursed/blessed with being able to hear minute changes in pitch. I like to set my own intonation points when I make my saddle, but I realize this isnít the case with you so donít worry about it!

Riverwolf 06-15-2019 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChalkLitIScream (Post 6087345)
Yes they all use the same design, so it should be good.

Thanks! :)


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum

vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=