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I just realised this has been asked elsewhere. Sorry

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How about posting a link to the other thread instead? I'm curious about this myself.

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I'm curious as well, as I haven't seen separate ones for guitar. I have had the idea of milling my own base for the bridge and just buying saddles for 7/8 strings. There are also separate ones for bass that are much much cheaper on ebay that are of good quality. While not as adjustable as the Hipshot ones, they're pretty good.

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Allparts carries single strings bridges - I don't know the manufacturer, but the picture I'm looking at looks a lot like the one you posted.

Their part number is SB 5500. (You tack on the three digit colour code after that - I think they have them in chrome and gold and black, but I'm not certain.) Any Allparts dealer should be able to get them in - (i.e., probably your local guitar shop) and I'm pretty sure Allparts has a UK site as well.

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Well, I believe a lot of the Universal Jems stuff comes from Allparts - maybe Brian can get those in?

I'd talk to your local shops too - even when my guys aren't kicking me down a discount, the prices they charge are generally cheaper than what you'd get if you bought it through Allparts, at least in my experience.

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i got mine from allparts but have you thought about doing it the other way doug does - wilkinson trem saddles attached to a ebony bridge plate

thats how he did it on his 8 strings

http://www.blackmachine.net/

allparts do the graphtech sets of six for £35 but i bet you could find them cheaper

http://www.allparts.uk.com/catalogue/produ...oducts_id=10033

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i got mine from allparts but have you thought about doing it the other way doug does - wilkinson trem saddles attached to a ebony bridge plate

thats how he did it on his 8 strings

http://www.blackmachine.net/

allparts do the graphtech sets of six for £35 but i bet you could find them cheaper

http://www.allparts.uk.com/catalogue/produ...oducts_id=10033

Is the ebony baseplate there to create string height?

Are the saddles height-adjustable?

I've seen a photo of Devin Townsend wielding that Blackmachine 8 string!

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I've seen a photo of Devin Townsend wielding that Blackmachine 8 string!

Haha! That doesnt surprise me. Doug came with me to see SYL on their UK tour a while back, tho he had never heard them before that afternoon!!!. I remember him standing there in utter amazement with his mouth wide open throughout the whole gig! He said then he would have love to build a guitar for Devin.

Doug loves his metal!

Do you have any idea where you saw that pic?

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The ebony baseplate will create the correct string height which may be more necisary due to the extreme thinness of the black machine guitars. The saddles themselves are height adjustable as well. I suppoose you could fit them direcctly to the top but the ebony will hold the screw threads better and also allow you to hide the ground wire(s) easily

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I've seen a photo of Devin Townsend wielding that Blackmachine 8 string!

Haha! That doesnt surprise me. Doug came with me to see SYL on their UK tour a while back, tho he had never heard them before that afternoon!!!. I remember him standing there in utter amazement with his mouth wide open throughout the whole gig! He said then he would have love to build a guitar for Devin.

Doug loves his metal!

Do you have any idea where you saw that pic?

I reckon The Dev has that effect on everyone! I'll never forget the first time I heard SYL. I knew of Dev from Vai before that of course, however, as much as I LOVE Vai, I'm really a headbanger first'n'foremost!! :D

Anyway, yeah I have the magazine I saw it in (Total Guitar, I could look up the issue number if ya want) but I see they were discussing it here too - there's even a (crap) scan of it!

Devin was looking into getting an ESP 8 string built- he's an ESP endorsee, he has the Horizon 7 string sig model. Earlier this year I asked SYL's guitarist about Dev's 8 string on MySpace, and he shot me a message saying that Dev didn't get an ESP 8 string, and that he was playing more 6 strings nowadays! Right after that I heard that he was sick of it all, and his wife was due to give birth, and he would be putting everything on hold indefinately - but he's released at least two albums since then!! Good old Dev!

I would love to see him live!

DJ

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The ebony baseplate will create the correct string height which may be more necisary due to the extreme thinness of the black machine guitars. The saddles themselves are height adjustable as well. I suppoose you could fit them direcctly to the top but the ebony will hold the screw threads better and also allow you to hide the ground wire(s) easily

Ahh.......makes sense!

Thanks Wez!

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i got mine from allparts but have you thought about doing it the other way doug does - wilkinson trem saddles attached to a ebony bridge plate

thats how he did it on his 8 strings

http://www.blackmachine.net/

allparts do the graphtech sets of six for £35 but i bet you could find them cheaper

http://www.allparts.uk.com/catalogue/produ...oducts_id=10033

what kind of wood did he use on the snake guitar? i found that one in special----under....uh snake....

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the snake ones have snakewood necks and fretboards - that one has a thin mahogany body. Not sure what the burl wood on the front is but i think doug at black machine mainly uses veneer for the fronts

what about a dealer for snakewood? preferable in canada.....and don't worry this is my last post in this thread that has nothing to do with the saddles-thanks everyone for not yellin

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It is so simple that noone even thought of it.....untill NOW!

http://www.hipshotproducts.com/cart.php?m=...p;search=single

buy directly from hipshot!!!!! :D

This was mentioned at least twice before, they're for basses, not guitars.

they arent just for basses, when you click on faq-it says for 6 string guitars-but i just noticed that the prices are the same lol. or maybe not

http://www.hipshotproducts.com/listfaqs.php?faqcatid=67

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