Saddle gap?

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  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    May I ask a question?

    I have a PRS S2 Standard 22.

    The black Graphtech saddles seem to have big gaps in between each. Is that onormal? My understanding is that the prs saddles are supposed to be packed together within the enclosed bridge to keep in tune.

    I see that the original has some play too but not as much.

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  2. Warmart

    Warmart PRS noob

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    Are they together when strung and tuned?
     
  3. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    I am still waiting for my custom pickguard before I could put it back together and string it up.

    Do they expand when strung to tune?
     
  4. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    It's not that they would expand, it's that the strings would pull them together.

    I do agree that seeing a gap like that seems to invalidate the purpose of having the shoulders on the trem.

    Checked my guitars. The core, PS and Mann Made aftermarket trems do not have a gap. The trem on my new CE does.

    Looks like the import hardware isn't as good in that regard. =(
     
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  5. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    Thanks for the information. I think I'll just return the Graphtech set and just save up for the Mann Made NOS. Or... should I?
     
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  6. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Mann is 100% legit, Worth.
     
  7. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Standard 22, or S2 Standard 22? Looks like the import bridge as on the S2 and SE.
     
  8. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy New Member

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    I have an S2 Standard 22. Sorry for missing that.

    Thinking about it... does it have something to do with temperature? It's cold and snowing out right now and perhaps the bridge system has allowable shrinkage?
     
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  9. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    For metal, shrinkage due to temperature for that size of parts is going to be measured in ten-thousandths of an inch. I don't think plastics are going to be much more, esp considering these are graphite infused.
     

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