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VINTAGE MIJ AND USA NOS STRATOCASTERS, AMPS, *~FENDER SYSTEM ONE BRIDGE ~REPAIRS~RETAPPED~REBUILT~PARTS* BUY,SELL, AND TRADE VINTAGE GUITARS.

HOW TO TUNE YOUR FENDER SYSTEM ONE BRIDGE THE      PAPATOM WAY

TUNING YOUR FENDER SYSTEM ONE BRIDGE IS A LITTLE  DIFFERENT THEN TUNING YOUR AVERAGE TWO POINT FULCRUM BRIDGE.  MOST BRIDGES ALLOW YOU TO THREAD THE STRINGS THROUGH THE HOLE AND INTO THE SADDLES.  NOT THE FENDER SYSTEM ONE BRIDGE.  FIRST THE HOLES ARE A TAD SMALLER, BUT MORE THEN THAT,  THE FINE TUNING TONGUE SPRING GETS IN THE WAY AND OFTEn TIMES IF YOUR NOT CAREFUL YOU CAN CRUNCH THE SPRING UP.  FIRST LET ME SHOW YOU THE UNDER SIDE OF THE FENDER SYSTEM ONE BRIDGE. 

IF YOU LOOK WHERE THE INTONATION TONGUE SPRING IS AND RIGHT TO THE TIP OF THE FORKS IN THE SPRING.  THERE IS A TINY HOLE THAT GOES UP THROUGH THE TOP PLATE, LOOK AT THE TOP PLATE BELOW.  THIS IS A STRIPPED TOP PLATE, THERE ARE NO PARTS ON IT SO YOU CAN SEE THE HOLES EASIER.  LOOKING STRAIGHT ONWARD YOU SEE THE HOLES WHERE THE INTONATIONS SCREWS COME OUT AND THEN RIGHT BENEATH OVAL HOLES WHERE THE STRINGS WILL COME THORUGH FROM THE BOTTOM.

SO THE LONG INGATED HOLES WHERE THE STRINGS COME THROUGH WOULD BE AT THE TIP OF THE FORKS OF THE TONGUE SPRING AT THE TIP OF THE TONGUES THEMSELVES.  THREADING THE STRING THROUGH THIS WAY GIVES YOU A MUCH EASY SHOT THROUGH THE HOLE, LESSONS THE CHANCE OF THE SRING BALL GETTING STUCK IN THE BLOCK AND MISSING THE HOLE AND DAMAGING THE SPRING.   YOUR FINE TUNERS SHOULD BE TURNED DOWN WHEN DOING THIS PROCEDURE AS NOT TO BEND OR BREAK THEM.  BUT AFTER STRINGING SHOULD BE RETURNED HIGHER THEN THESE ARE NOW.  HERE IS A PICTURE OF A GUITAR ALREADY STRINGED AND READY TO GO.

THIS IS THE WAY YOUR STRINGS SHOULD LOOK COMING OUT OF THE STRING HOLE AND OVER THE ROLLER SADDLES.  THE FINE TURNERS SHOULD BE EXACTLY THAT HeIGHT AFTER THE STRINGS HAVE BEEN FULLY TUNED AND THE LOCKING NUT HAS BEEN SUGGED.  I LOVE THE WAY THE FENDER SYSTEM ONE BRIDGE IS CASTED WITH A SLIGHT BOW THAT MATCHES THE BOW IN THE NECK SO THE STRINGS ARE SITTING RIGHT ABOVE THE EACH OF THE MAGNET POLES OF THE PICKUPS.  A PERFECT PAPATOM BRIDGE SETUP IF I MAY SAY SO MYSELF.  AND I DO... ROCK ON