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Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by Parsox on Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:32 am

Hello all

I have a pantera x300 in need of some black saddles for the bendmaster precision.

If you  have some you are willing to part with please let me know.

Thanks

Parsox


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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:09 am

each of the saddles for the bendmaster deluxe is made for a specific position
in other words, each of the six saddles are different.

how many, or which one(s) do you need.
i have a black bendmaster deluxe that is only good for parts
i may have what you need

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by Parsox on Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:28 am

The low E is the worst; severe pitting and seized screws.

I don't think the deluxe saddles will fit on the precision - please advise if I am wrong.

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:54 am

i know of a Bendmaster FT
and a Bendmaster Deluxe.
i have not heard of one called the precision

pics are very helpful

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by corsair on Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:09 am

Bendmaster Precision is the 2 post floating bridge without fine tuners or a stringlock associated with it that's found on the the likes of the Spectrum X185 GT; I'm surprised to see an X300 with one as they tended to be equipped with the Deluxe.

I agree with gittarasaurus... pics would be excellent! I've got a saddle or two lying around from a Hohner bridge that fit exactly as well as a couple of complete spare Deluxe bridges....

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by Parsox on Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:36 pm

Pics below (thanks for your time and the education!)

Front



Bass Side


Guitar (with what appears to be a scratch but is really just glare)

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by Westbone on Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:55 pm

All those saddles can be saved.

I'll post a picture reply tomorrow on how it can be done.

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by Parsox on Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:00 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:10 pm

that is a Bendmaster FT

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Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:52 pm

here is a Precision tremolo

it came off a Spectrum ST

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Post by corsair on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:15 pm

Yep; you have a Bendmaster FT there, and nope, sorry; that's not a Precision - that's a Tekglide II from the ST. The Precision was like the FT but without the fine tuners...

have a look...

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t4366-bendmaster-bridges?highlight=bendmaster+precision

I agree with Damian; those saddles are eminently recoverable; take 'em to bits, clean 'em up a bit with a light bronze brush in a Dremel and then paint 'em!! I've done it a heap of times; easy-peasy!

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:53 pm

oops, you're right, it's a Tekglide

i looked around my collection and found the Precision trem on 3 different models; Dynasty, Spectrum MX, Thunder 3

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by Westbone on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:06 pm

I'm away for a few more days than anticipated.

Soak them in thinners or white spirit in the meantime.

If thinners use a tin can.

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by Parsox on Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:29 pm

Thanks all for the education!

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by Westbone on Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:36 pm

Looking at your saddles the grub screws are more than likely seized.

Clamp them in a vice at the angle shown as the first one is the hardest to remove. This angle will give you more movement to free it off.

Apply some heat on the saddle, not too much as the pot metal will melt. Leave the intonation screw in for more leverage. Try moving side to side. It WILL free off. Remove the grub screw from the bottom as the thread will be damaged from the vice.


I use a small brass wire brush to clean the saddle. This one pictured is 2 1/2" x 1/2" easy to work with on small items.

Clean them all up with the brush and very fine flatting paper.
Spray with satin black(2,3,4 coats, till your happy with the finish) and bake in the oven 200c for 1/2 an hour.
Yummy!!
New grub screws can be purchased they're 3mm x whatever the length is.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by norfolkngood on Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:20 pm

Just an occasional visitor chipping in (but I did buy a bass from the Sarge recently), the collective knowledge and willingness to help on here is incredible!!

Top job guys, I'll know where to ask when I get round to sorting out a couple of my old Westones.

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Re: Bendmaster precision saddles needed

Post by Parsox on Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:40 pm

Thank you all for your time - very much appreciate all the help and knowledge!

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Bendmaster Saddles.

Post by Tony R on Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:04 pm

Does anyone know if the Bendmaster FT & Precision saddles are interchangeable? I recently purchased a Spectrum SX that is missing bottom 3 small strings saddles.

Thanks, Tony

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