Jump to content

oops, I broke it


Recommended Posts

about 7 years ago I was given a Westone "Dynasty" in pieces (I didn't find out exactally what it was until recently). It's a mid-'80's guitar...kind of looks like a flying v with a bit of B.C. rich thrown in.....it's really cool lookin', and I don't like most "metal" guitars. I wanted to put a picture on here but my HD was recently wiped clean.....anyways, around christmas time I dropped an emg in it, and decided to give the bridge a nice thorough cleaning. It's a non-Floyd fulcrum style that originally had a locking nut (the original neck is missing...tis the way I got it). The strings latch into a forked 'J' shaped metal piece, the top of the 'J' is what contacts the fine tuners, and the bottom of the 'J' is the forked part that holds the string. each string has one (obviously), and they all pivot on a thin metal bar that nestles between the bridge plate and trem block. The one on the low E string was different than all of the other ones, presumably because it was replaced at one point. Anyways I was cleaning the bridge, the 'b' string one looked kind of bent....I grabbed my needle-nose and *SNAP* B):D ....I checked all of the common parts distributors (stew-mac, all-parts, etc) with no luck....last week I tried to mold one out of some stuff called JB weld, but predictably the bond didn't hold.....I know I could always convert it to a hardtail, but money is tight right now (unless anybody wants to buy a kidney off of me or somethin' :D ) anyhelp finding a replacement part or suggestions on fashioning a new one would be great and I would thank you a million times.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I forgot --one more thing.....I don't use the trem at all.....suggestion's on mod'ing the trem to bypass the whole problem all together would be greatly appreciated as well....

THANKS

Matt

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...