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Old 01-14-2022, 03:02 AM
Taylor Ham Taylor Ham is offline
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Originally Posted by rccosta View Post
Reason is just that I'm making a pinless bridge a la Greenfield guitars, and wanted to make sure the channel at the back of the bridge that serves as the anchor for the ball ends was sufficiently deep as to hide the ball ends, but not excessively deep as to have them buried inside the bridge.

In that case you need the diagonal measurement of the cylindrical end.

A 3/16" hole 3/16" deep should cover it.

You can make a mockup of one string path to test it out, and use an E string to check the minimum size of the hole needed to pass one through. The locking windings will double the string thickness close to the ball.
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