Rutters Saddles, Height Screws, Etc.

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  1. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Tele-Afflicted

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    I put these in order, but something seems screwy here, no pun intended. This can't be right. I can pull it apart and measure the height adjustment screws. I'm pretty sure I have the saddles in the right order, but I can check that also.

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  2. Deeve

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    @Phrygian77 - good looking hardware there.
    Is your concern that the screws don't stand out over the top?
    Frankly, I prefer 'em short, and grind off the bottoms if the head stands proud.
    Because, palm muting is more fun if the palm isn't bleeding.

    If there's another concern, ignore my comment - I'm an idiot.
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    I am also not sure what the issue is that you're experiencing.
     
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    The problem is that the B-E height screws seem reversed. I went ahead and reversed them, and I'll put strings on now to see how it works out.
     
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    Okay - what you'll be looking for is saddle heights that approximate the neck radius.
    And if swapping the high E and B screws, makes it happen, go get 'em.
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    Count in the I don’t get it camp. I don’t think switching the b and e height adjustment screws are going to help one bit. In fact, it may even put you in a worse place. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
     
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    in for the after action report :cool:
     
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    Wouldn't that suggest that you may have flipped it around 180 degrees when installing?
     
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    Do you mean how the intonation looks off on the notches on the saddles

    Like mentioned i think it needs to be rotated 180 degrees
     
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    If it's 180 off the screws will set at a different angle from the others. They should be vertical, if they're not, then it needs flipped.
     
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    No, the E should be more forward than the B. I reversed the screws, much better. I sent Marc a message telling him to get his sh*t together... lol. Him and Dale Clark are the guys to get to parts from, period. I have a mix of both in this build. The thick as hell Glendale neck plate is second to none.

    Close to setup here..

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    Mark writes the strings on the bottom. What do they say...?
     
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    There's nothing there, no writing, no engraving. I installed them the way they were arranged in the packaging, which Marc says is correct, but there's no way that height screw was right. I swapped them, and problem solved.
     
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    Glad you got it sorted out. I've had 3 sets of these now and just ordered the complete bridge for a new build. Never had any issues with any of mine.
     
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    My compensated Broadcaster saddles from him weren't engraved. He just wrote in permanent marker.
     
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    i'm *pretty* sure the two outer saddles in the OP are both the wrong way around. they don't look like how my rutters are and mine had the strings noted on the underside

    edit: maybe not??? maybe it's fine? i can't tell
     
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    Here's Marc's photo of the saddles on his bridge.

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    I'm pretty sure that I don't have the saddle(s) reversed. Anyway, the guitar plays great, and the intonation is good. Overall the setup still needs a few tweaks, like a hair more relief.
     
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