Help: replacing an acoustic saddle.

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Help: replacing an acoustic saddle.

Postby bignick » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:53 pm

I converted a beat up Seagull S-12 into a lap-style guitar. I bought one of those slip on extension-nuts, and I have a bone saddle blank coming in. The saddle on mine is almost worn out to the point of being unplayable.

How do I get the original saddle out? What is the most effective way? What do I need as far as glue as concerned to install the new saddle?
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RE: Help: replacing an acoustic saddle.

Postby grady » Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:02 pm

Don't glue the Saddle !!!

Just sand it to fit the slot.

Use a pair of Needle-nose pliers or Hemostats to get the old one out.
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RE: Help: replacing an acoustic saddle.

Postby revh_stuart » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:49 pm

May's Acoustic Guitar has an article that covers the whole thing from removing the old saddle to shaping a blank and installing your new saddle . Also discusses some different materials.
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RE: Help: replacing an acoustic saddle.

Postby rustyslide » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:14 am

On the last Seagull I had with the strings off, the saddle just came out with a gentle tug.
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RE: Help: replacing an acoustic saddle.

Postby badfinger » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:58 am

http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/pagelist.html is the only site you need to bookmark for such activities; in thisw particular instance, go here:
http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Musicia ... dle01.html
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RE: Help: replacing an acoustic saddle.

Postby bignick » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:05 pm

Thanks guys. I took off the strings, pulled it out, and shimmed it. Now I have a great flattop lap slide guitar.
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