Sg classic bridge

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  1. Cubbster

    Cubbster New Member

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    Hi folks.
    Hopefully easy question.
    On my 2011 sg classic faded which way should my intonation screws face from factory?
    Towards tailpiece I'm presuming seeing as it's a nashville bridge?
    Just confused because going by saddle notches somebody has switched all the saddles round if so.
    I wouldn't really care but tailpiece has to be pretty high to clear back of bridge.

    Considerably higher than my faded special which is far from decked. Tia.
     
  2. donepearce

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    Picture?
     
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    Hi. I'm at work just now unfortunately and the only pictures I have to hand of bridge are too large to upload apparently.
    I'll try and get some tonight when I work out how to reduce them .
    It's definately a nashville bridge tho
     
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    I wanted to know for myself. I watched this video and I'm more confused.

    Oh, nice name.
     
  5. Cubbster

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    Thanks mate. On all counts .
    I'll give it a viewing .
    Pretty sure it should face the tailpiece.
    Coincidently it played amazingly with the tail decked . But must have had some pressure on bridge at the angle it was at !
    Only noticed when I changed strings
     
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    He has a really confusing way of describing which way the screws face. I reckon he describes it backwards. When I say the screws are facing the stop bar, I mean that is where the heads are. He sees it the other way.

    But in short it is as important as which end you open a boiled egg. Do what you like - you will never be wrong, but be assured that folks will go to war over it.
     
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    Nashville bridge factory orientation, screw heads face stopbar.
     
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    Yeah I was wary about starting a war !!.
    Yeah I'm with you . I meant head of the screws facing stop bar
     
  9. Cubbster

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    Thanks mate. That's what I thought
     
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    Not often does one com across literary references on a site like this... I guess it's lex Gulliver; if something can be argued over, it will be argued over.
     
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    Nice catch - I was wondering who would pick up on it.
     
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    That's why I found the video so confusing. I would have said: "the screw heads are facing ...".

    Common sense is not so common.
     

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