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Old 01-14-2022, 07:31 AM
Rudy4 Rudy4 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.
Be very careful in sizing your channel. If the total width of your channel isn't large enough the wedging action of the ball against the channel sides will split out the back edge of the bridge. As related in the previous post, you have to consider the diagonal dimension across the "ball" which is actually a cylinder.

I know this first hand.
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