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BY Slowy - Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:50 am
- Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:50 am
This has just arrived in my office. It belongs to a colleague who has had it for 20 years. He arrived last year from South Africa and the airline has really done a number on the poor thing.
2 machine heads snapped off: Not a problem because I'm pretty sure Gotohs will drop straight in.
2 saddles broken. This is the issue. They are nasty pot metal things and replacement would be a bonus. But I've never seen anything like them. Anybody got some info or know who I should talk to? I've had a look at the Matsmoku website but it didn't help.
The guitar itself is not bad. Ash body, looks like 4 piece, straight neck but a bit too much fretwear around the cowboy chords to give credibility to the owner's claims of being a Metaller.
Definitely worth resurrecting.
- Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:29 am
Have an old fucked up CS250 here, pretty ugly imo, but used to play well back in the day before the saddles broke
BY Zaulkin - Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:47 am
- Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:47 am
If no saddles fit it you'd probably have to buy a set and machine off the edges.
BY Slowy - Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:48 pm
- Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:48 pm
danrawkz wrote:Have an old fucked up CS250 here, pretty ugly imo, but used to play well back in the day before the saddles broke
Got any saddles left?
- Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:15 am
Unfortunately it's not mine, and I think the owner one day dreams of fixing it too
- Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:56 pm
I had one of these many moons ago I was pretty happy with it at the time
BY Slowy - Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:18 pm
- Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:18 pm
nzsimon1 wrote:I had one of these many moons ago I was pretty happy with it at the time
Any ideas on where to get saddles?
- Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:37 pm
sadly no could try bungalow bills he must have a bit of a collection of old stuff
BY Slowy - Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:40 pm
- Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:40 pm
nzsimon1 wrote:sadly no could try bungalow bills he must have a bit of a collection of old stuff
Blinding Flash of the Obvious!
Brilliant. Thanks Simon
BY Slowy - Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:44 pm
- Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:44 pm
OpenCoil wrote:Are the saddles or their spacing really that unusual? If they're shit pot metal ones, why not replace them with some of the usual bent steel ones, which are much better?
http://www.guitarparts.co.nz/cart/Detai ... &category=
Good question. I haven't measured anything but a quick look wasn't encouraging. I'll have to get the owner to leave it with me for a while.
- Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:54 pm
Hmm, yes, looking at this picture of a similar model, they are quite odd saddles.http://www.vintageandrare.com/uploads/p ... iginal.jpg
I wonder if some saddles from a US Strat or Tele would work. They have the offset adjustment screw like the standard ones. Spacing would be the issue. Like these
- Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:13 pm
Or you could call Weta Guitars in Wellington. They're workshop-only these days. Might have something in a bin somewhere.
"And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations Well, I have really good days" Ray Wylie Hubbard
codedog wrote:Holy crap! That's a proper sphincter gymnastics at code brown level!
Bg wrote:I on the other hand am in genuine need, of a new LP, so a give a little fund would be cool. thnx.
BY Slowy - Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:30 am
- Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:30 am
teearraceewye wrote:Hi All! Just wondering if ANYONE has found replacement saddles that work, original or modified ... really desperate here .. alas the pride of my fleet sits idle .. thanks in advance for ANY leads -Tracy
Still working on it. I have a bunch of measurements to compare and just haven't got round to it yet. Watch this space.
And welcome to the Forum Tracy.
So you have a CS-350 as well?
BY Slowy - Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:54 pm
- Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:54 pm
As best as I can measure. (In mm)
I'm guessing the killer is the length of the Graphtechs. That extra 3.7 mm leaves no space for intonation.
Any insights appreciated, but I'm not confident enough to blow $75 on the off chance.