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    Default Busted Bridge Saddle

    Hi Guys - I was tuning up my son's Squire and used an off brand screw (same thread specs from what I found in other places M3 - 10) and I snapped the screw off inside one of the saddles. Anyone have a resource where I can pickup single saddles? I see many places where I can get the entire bridge or 6 saddle sets.

    Note -before I cranked it off the Squire was sounding much better. The intonation problems were due to the fact that the saddles were all too far forward. The strings were in tune but the 12th fret on all the strings was horribly sharp. After moving them back quite a bit the 12th fret is pretty close. I just had to finish off that last G-string to get the guitar finished up and i cranked down too hard and busted it. :(

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    Can ya just drill it and re-tap it? Of course, If ya don't have them, the tap will cost 6 bucks and the drill 3 or 4 so.....I don't know where you'd get one saddle but here's a whole bridge plate and a set of saddles for 10 bucks.

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    Walk into a mom & pop guitar shop that has a repair bench. They ought to sell you a saddle very cheap or maybe even give you one.
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    Even better!!
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