Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by TKOjams, Apr 6, 2015.
Looking for something similar, hopefully one that isn't branded.
Not readily available. I have had to make my own for quite some time.
Quick Google found be this:
Edit: This one is a little cheaper.
Daaaaaaang, those are hella pricey! Get you some brass stock and make one, TKO. I like making my own ferrule plates. I've used steel on the last couple, but I've been meaning to find some brass. Steel takes a bit more to machine, and that turns into HEAT. Burnin' digits.
I make mine from aluminum. Easier to cut the main profile out, but sucks to grind. But extremely cheap and overall very easy.
Are there and videos that you know of, on the building procedure?
I thought the schaller hannes bridge was fairly expensive, but considering it comes with one of these it now seems quite good value!
Not that i can think of, but it is very straight forward.
I make mine rectangular, so it is easier to machine.
Do you have pictures, and would you be willing to make one for me?
What kind of bridge are you using?
If you are using a string through bridge, you can double stick tape it to a piece of MDF and make a template for the holes.
I stick the bridge itself to my aluminum stock and use the bridge as a template so the holes match exactly. Then i just countersink the holes to the size of the ball ends on the strings.
I'm using a fender Tele bridge. How is the block held into the body ( should one remove the strings) or is it free floating?
Found this thread on the Tele forum.
Tone - Bars - Telecaster Guitar Forum
Thanks man!! Great thread.
Ya never know just how simple something can be to build until you actually see being done.
Now, let's see if it can scare up some aluminum key stock locally.
I just superglue mine in. The string tension alone is enough to keep it in, but a little glue to hold it when there are no strings is enough.
Excelent! Thanks for all the help guys, you rock!!
That sentence is gold.
I've been worrying and procrastinating numerous times over something really simple, just because before doing it I thought the difficulty would be something between rocket science and brain surgery.
Now I always think what Nike's marketing would say in the situation.
LOL, it's rocket surgery.
Went with this, Gaboon Ebony.
Picked it up online with the template for cheaper than I could make it, so it was a no brainer
Wow, nice job!
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