June 21st, 2012, 07:21 PM
What is used to attach this bridge cover. Is it better than a screw? Thanks & Tale care
June 21st, 2012, 07:57 PM
They're thumbscrews, like you'd find on a decent computer case. Not better, just screws you can remove with your hands.
June 21st, 2012, 08:06 PM
thanks Arbiter. Do they require an insert to accept the machine thread?
The reason I asked is that recently i installed a bridge guard and the screws supplied did not seem sufficient in head diameter in relationship th orfice diameter. Thought these would be a better match. Take care. Bob
June 21st, 2012, 08:19 PM
Is that a Teisco bass?
I doubt they are the original fitments.
They look like they're off some rack-mount electronics. The bass probably pre-dates common use of those nuts. I believe those are knurled nuts rather than screws found on computer.
Very similar to my Teisco guitar, pickguard, pickups, switching, control plate, knobs, truss rod, colour.
June 21st, 2012, 08:33 PM
jefrs I think your account is more accurate than"thumbscrews". Seems like a thumbscrew would be more like a threaded push pin. Cannot remember the make of this bass or even where i found it, Thanks & take care. Bob
June 22nd, 2012, 05:07 PM
My guitar was badged as "Top Gear" but it is a Teisco dating from mid-late 60s
Apart from number of strings almost identical.
My guitar had to have a new body made. The original plywood body de-laminated at the neck join.
Are the "nuts" screwed onto a threaded metal stud? These may have replaced wood screws. A machine screw will screw into wood (as is done on wooden base of adjustable saddle for archtops).
Otoh the tremolo cover on mine was a push fit (think tele ashtray).
June 23rd, 2012, 08:15 AM
"Dzus" fasteners to me. Captive fasteners that are easy to remove and replace.
June 24th, 2012, 01:56 PM
Thanks Rob. Glad you showed up to answer my Q. Take care. Bob