Hi Julian,Julian wrote: ↑Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:02 amThanks to you all.
All responses are very obvious that I should keep the existing bridge in tact.
I once tried to redo to saddle by creating grooves for strings with spacing of 57mm, as per the luthier advice. But because I am not aluthier and think I didi a very poor job, the tone turned very dull.
Now as said here somewhere, the notches must be shallow just to create the 57mm spacing? I will try to change the saddle again with the notches to accommodate 57mm string spacing although I though the pull of strings will move the string to its origin which is 59mm???
I will try it again and let you know the result.
I can see it's an old thread, but if you are still here on the forum, I'd line to know how things turned out in the end.
I'm quite a bit into manipulating new saddles and re-drilling bridges, and I can say that the professional solution to your problem is re-drilling the bridge. You can get by with a notched saddle, of course, it's a faster, satisfactory and less risky solution. But in the long run, especially if you are guitar-conscious, you'll want to re-drill the bridge holes. BTW it's an easy operation if you have a set of 0.3 - 0.9 drill bits to start with a smaller hole. You'll need to make a little drill guide block from a piece of hardwood and drive the small drill bit with a rubber band driven by a Dremel tool. Thus you'll get a hole parallel with the top.