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Trem Arm/Saddle Lock Bridge Tension Screw Set
DescriptionComplete set of (6) tension screws w/ nylon bushings. These are the little Hex screws that hold the vibrato arm in on G&L Dual Fulcrum tremolo-equipped guitars and are also used on the side of G&L Saddle Lock bridge to lock the saddles together. There are 2 different thread configurations: For US instruments 2005 and older, use part # 080215-000 (Standard), for US instruments 2006 and later and all Tribute instruments use part # 080215-100 (Metric).
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Discussed in G&L Club Part 7 in the TalkBass.com community
The purpose of that screw is to get the entire large G&L bridge to act as a single, large mass that (in principle at least) shouldn't rob vibrational energy from the strings. For that to work, the screw has to be reasonably tight: enough to enable effective mechanical unity. The "screw" is actually two parts: (i) an Allen ... ... more
Thanks for this and I'll definitely be ordering a set, since my SB-2T is missing the locking set screw. Any idea where to find the nylon cap? ... more
Totally agree with you on this but can't understand how the nylon (acting more as an insulator) would be the best choice to mechanically couple the bridge saddles to the bridge body. One would thing that the metal edge of the set screw (or end of the screw filed flat) would offer a more solid coupling effect. OTOH, I wonder ... ... more