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'Mapleflame Mod" - I HATE MYSELF!!!

Black58

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what's that extra, .. um ... er, bit, goin' on with the tailpiece studs? :hmm
 

Minibucker

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Oh...I got the Faber 'Tone Lock' tailpiece studs a while back which came with washers of varying heights. I prefer Gotoh brass studs, but still use the thin spacers to keep the break angle from being too steep without and tightened all the way down. Not really a fan of top-wrapping.

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latestarter

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But I guess I will actually be going a bit deeper with the same material (nickel plated brass threaded) and report back.

That's what I did...went down another 3-5mm with nickel plated brass screws and am very happy with the tone. SS screws were awful. Not musical to my ears. I have some screws left over.
 

Minibucker

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Pretty substantial difference, no (like a major third)? Same manufacturer of each 2" 6-32 screw, too.
 
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AndrewSimon

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Phew... that doesn't look bad at all.
Pinefd is the MAN!

:3zone

By the way I did the Mapelflame mod with Nickle plated Brass
but only after I went in with Stainless Steel first... and I used a lot of soap.

:rolleyes:
 

DoctorMO

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I am so happy for you!! Helping another person is the absolute best thing going, that was so wonderful of the brother to help you Inspiring!!
 

steve(UK)

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The "easy out" solution is something I also thought about but impossible to find one small enough, and I'm 99% sure it will end up the same as with the screwdriver slot...
Last option I have before drilling/plugging is to cut in the maple around the post with a sharp small chisel, just enough to get a good grab with pliers. If that doesn't work, off to the luthier I guess!

Don't be such a defeatist. Brass is easy to drill, and if you you do the job properly, using the optimum size extractor, you should not have a problem. A few points..

You need to carefully centre punch the stud in the centre, as accurately as you can so that the drill will not slip off centre. You also need to drill down the centre of the sunken part the broken stud, so you will need to adjust your drilling table so that the other stud is standing upright, at 90 degrees to terra firma.

What has it told you? Do not try to drive a threaded brass stud into unthreaded maple. The country you live in is not an excuse for not using the right tools. I cannot buy most of what I use for guitars locally where I live in England. So, I buy on the internet and have it shipped. Does it matter if it is shipped from France, UK, US, or wherever? if it does the job, no.
 
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