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Uneven Bridge plate

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by kurher, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. kurher

    kurher Strat-Talker

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    I have recently come across a bridge plate (mim vintage trem - Fender part no.0054619000) that appears to be bent and thus cannot provide good coupling to the tremolo block. There's a noticable gap between the plate and block when screwed in tight. Has anybody encountered this before? Maybe @CeltRocka ? This is a chrome plated steel part so I'm not sure if there's any merit in trying to file it or bent it straight cause it would probably damage the plating.
     
  2. CeltRocka

    CeltRocka Senior Stratmaster

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    I think most vintage style bridge plate have a certain amount of bow in them. The plates are bent 90 degrees using a brake press and you'll always get some kind of distortion.
     
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  3. kurher

    kurher Strat-Talker

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    Thanks a lot. I guess it's not terribly important to have a tight bond, in terms of performance anyway.