Bendmaster FT broken string claw repair - the easy way

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Bendmaster FT broken string claw repair - the easy way

Post by gittarasaurus on Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:54 am

i recently picked up a Spectrum LX. it has a Bendmaster FT with 3 broken string claws (which is why it went cheap on ebay)
i was planning to just swap out the broken string claws. 
but then i had an idea
i took out the 3 good claws and replaced them with 3 broken claws
then i made a very very simple modification to each one
first, here is a set of unbroken claws 

now here is the set of broken claws with a small hole drilled through each one for the string to pass through from the back, just like on the Bendmaster Deluxe
strange how each one of these claws has the same side broken off
they came 3 each from 2 different guitars

it took less than 10 minutes at the vise with a drill and bit
here is a bottom view of the assembled unit before mounting in the guitar

top view before putting the saddles back on


with saddles back on

quick, easy, cheap, and it works like a champ! what's not to like?

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Post by Westbone on Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:25 am

A good  fix Mike. Nice one indeed!!

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:32 am

Excellent idea!  Thanks

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Post by Barry on Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:05 pm

Yay! Who's a clever boy then?

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Post by The Chad on Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:25 pm

Oh yeah, way to think!

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Post by Barry on Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:40 pm

Link added to Bridge Repair section of FixMe on web site. Hairy & Wooly

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Re: Bendmaster FT broken string claw repair - the easy way

Post by gittarasaurus on Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:52 pm

thanks for the FixMe link.
Cool 
one more thing; 
 Bendmaster FT equipped guitars came with a spring cavity cover with no holes. so, the cover must be removed to insert new strings from the backside of the bridge.

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