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WELCOME TO PAPATOM'S WORK SHOPPES

TODAY'S WORK SHOP WILL BE REPAIRING THAT STRIPPED OUT FINE TUNER HOLE.  HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOOLS YOU WILL BE NEEDING, SO BEFORE WE BEGIN, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THEM.  YOU CAN NOT DO THIS WITHOUT THESE TOOLS.

WORK SHOPPE NUMBER ONE.  TOOLS YOU'LL NEED AND THE PARTS YOU'LL BE WORKING WITH.  YOU NEED A GOOD SMALL MEDIUM SCREW DRIVER AS SHOWN, AN ALLEN KEY OR HEX WRENCH WHAT EVER YOU PREFER TO CALL IT, THE SIZE IS  11/32 nd'S MOST IMPORTANTLY A TAP 6/32'S NC TUNGSTEN TAP AND HANDLE.  AS YOU CAN SEE TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I PICTURED EVERYTHING INVOLVED. ON THE TOP YOUR BRIDGE WITH THE GAPING HOLE CAUSED BY THE BENT FENDER SYSTEM ONE FINE TUNER.  THIS IS HOW ALL FINE TUNER HOLES BECOME STRIPPED.  FIRST THE TURNER IS PALMED WHILE PLAYING AND BECOMES BENT AND AS THE PALMING AND ADJUSTING CONTINUES IT STRIPS THE TREADS IN THE HOLE.  THE ONLY THING THAT CAN BE DONE TO FIX THIS IS TO PUT A LARGER FINE TURNER IN THE HOLE.  I KNOW A THOUSAND QUESTIONS LIKE WHERE DO I GET ONE.. I'LL TELL YOU ALL THAT AT THE END.  NOTICE THE LARGER FINE TURNER NEXT TO THE BENT FINE TUNER ON THE PAD.  LOOK AND STUDY THE PICTURE BELOW CAREFULLY. 

YOU'LL NOTICE ALL THE PARTS OF THE BRIDGE WERE TAKEN APPART.  THERE ARE 67 PARTS TO THIS BRIDGE SOME DON'T NEED TO BE DISMANTLED LIKE THE TONGUES ON THE BLOCK.  AMAZING BRIDGE, THE TOP PLATE IS SOLID CHROME STEEL AND WOULD HAVE TO BE TO WITHSTAND THE PUNISHMENT OF RUTHLESS ROCKERS IN THE PRIME OF ROCKIN ECSTASY ON STAGE.  THE TOP PLATE HAS TO BE BEAR IF YOU TAKE SHORT CUTS YOU WILL NOT OR MAY NOT GET THE PROPER ANGEL OF THE TAP IN THE HOLE I WILL BE SHOWING YOU.  REMOVE THE THE INTONATION SCREWS FROM THE BACK FIRST.  THEN THE ROLLER SADDLES, PLEASE TAKE PRACTICE IN PUTTING THE SCREWS BACK SO YOU DON'T LOOSE ANY.. YOU CAN NOT PURCHASE THESE PARTS ANY OR ALL FROM ANY MUSIC STORE CHAIN OR MANUFACTUrer TO THIS BRIDGE .  SOME PARTS  DON'T NEED TO BE DISMANTLED LIKE THE TONGUES ON THE BLOCK.  AMAZING BRIDGE, THE TOP PLATE IS SOLID CHROME STEEL AND WOULD HAVE TO BE TO WITHSTAND THE PUNISHMENT OF RUTHLESS ROCKERS IN THE PRIME OF ROCKIN ECSTASY

FINALY WE'RE AT THE LAST STEP.  YOU HAVE NOTHING BUT THE TOP PLATE AND YOU HAVE YOUR 6/32ND'S NC TUNGSTEN TAP SET UP WITH HANDLE.  YOUR GOING TO WANT TO DO A FEW PRE STEPS, DROP A DROP OF I USE 3 AND ONE OIL, BUT YOU CAN USE SOME WD-40 OR ANY PENETRATING OR LUBRICATING MACHINE OIL SO YOUR TAP IS MOIST AND LUBRICATED AS YOUR TURN YOUR TAP IN THE DAMAGED HOLE.  NOW ONE THING TO REMEMBER, SET YOUR TAP IN AT THE ANGLE I'M SHOWING YOU IN THE PICTURE ABOVE. NOTICE HOW THE ORIGINAL FINE TUNER IS AT THE SAME ANGLE PAPATOM HAS THE TAP GOING IN,  The YOU TUBE below will HELP YOU THROUGH THE FINAL PROCESS.  

okay you got this ?  after the walk thru and pics and vid it's a piece of cake.  you can get the  fine tuners from me or one of my venders, only have atuthentic mid 80's original schaller made fine tuners but the other 6/32 replacements I get for you are new.  If you have a problem or if you never worked as a machinist or mechanic and don't feel comfortable  doing this operation.  I  will can do it for  you for 50. dollars plus shipping email me at papatom@stratconnection.com.   doesn't take me long and you'll have your bridge back in a couple days after I recieve it. Unless there are unforeseen medicating circumstances.  remember when that almost 30 Fender System One has a rare problem, email papatom before throwing it away..  But if it comes to that i do take trades for my refurbished fully repaired and WARRANTED bridges below.