Tele bridge incorrectly mounted?

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  1. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Afflicted

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    I have removed bridge for a few minute to check the rubbere which was damaged. When i placed bridge again and screwed it down i have werid feeling that it is incorrectly mounted. Do I overreact
     

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    What makes you think something is wrong? Do the two E strings line up with the edges of the neck? If you used the original holes in the body you should be good.
     
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    It felt like bridge was closer to the the the plate. I have original holes
     
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    I don't know what a "platne" is.....but if strings are lined up correctly, and your intonation is good, I wouldn't worry.
     
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    It may be that the bridge was screwed back with the leads from the bridge pickup running under the pickup. That may lead to the feeling that the bridge isn’t screwed all the way down even when the screw holes and strings line up. It happened to me so it’s possible it can happen to someone else. If nothing else, it’s worth checking.
     
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    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Afflicted

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    Sorry i been using my Phone to reply, hard to type i meant Controll Plate
     
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    I Didnt exactly get it, maybe a language barrier. Could you paraphrase?
     
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    The Telecaster bridge sits over a cavity, often referred to here at TDPRI as the bridge pickup route. The bridge pickup drops down into that cavity. If the leads or wires from the pickup are long enough, they can become bunched up on the floor of the cavity. The bridge pickup is mounted directly to the Telecaster bridge. If the leads from the bridge pickup are bunched up below the pickup, it may be difficult to screw the bridge plate down flush with the guitar body. This can also happen in the control cavity where wires bunched up below a pot or a switch can make it difficult to screw the control plate down flush with the body. I hope this explanation is more complete and easier for you to understand.
     
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    The wires may have gotten under the pickup and are preventing the pickup from lowering.
     
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    Ok now it is clear mate, thanks
     
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    Looking at the picture everything seems fine and lines up correctly.
    I doubt it would be possible that the bridge was closer to the control plate before because, if you look at the pickguard, the bridge is perfectly centered with it now. Moving the bridge towards the control plate would end up with it overlapping the pickguard.

    Sometimes when you do some work to your guitar, it leads you to see some details that you had not noticed before. Hence the feeling that you are responsible for that, although it was already there.
     
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    You are correct there sir, it seems correct now :)
     
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    Thank You guys for all the responses
     
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