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    ESB4 bridge backing out

    When I tension to tune - the bridge posts are backing out of the body. Probably need a shim of some kind I reckon? I was thinking of shaving a toothpick but thought I'd ask for ideas here first.

    THANKS GUYS! I gotta tell you every pro musician I've played with is "335 bass? I didn't know they made that..." only 2 out of my entire group of musician buddies had ever seen one. Excited!

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    Overlord of Music Fretworn's Avatar
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    Others have had the bridge post issue on these bass bridges as well. Hopefully someone will chime in with their fix.
    Current:
    AST-1FB

    Completed:
    First Act ME276 (resurrected curb-side find)
    ES-5V
    Scratchie lapsteel
    Custom ST-1 12 String
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    Baritone
    Open D/Standard Double 6 twin neck

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    Mentor fender3x's Avatar
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    Still a work in progress but here is my solution. I am making it string through which you can do with these bridges. Strings are off in the pic, but the neck is attached and I did try stringing. It works, although you need to be careful to use long enough strings.Click image for larger version. 

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    Mentor fender3x's Avatar
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    On another ESB-4 I "solved" the problem by getting rid of the 3-point and using a two point with a trapeze. This works really well, but is a pretty invasive mod.

    Either approach works by using the string tension to push the bridge into the body rather than having string tension pulling it out.Click image for larger version. 

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