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On 26/02/2020 at 09:23, Hobbayne said:

No amount of WD 40 can save these puppies. 

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POssibly not the wobbly screw, but the rest of it? .... easy peasy.

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On 26/02/2020 at 14:41, fleabag said:

Someone mentioned rust penetrating oil, and i can reccomend Plus Gas.  Great stuff.

Yup, WD40 is a water dispersant, hence the initials,  i assume

And it was suposedly the 40th formula that they (Rocket Chemical Company) tried.

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Yup, as posted by that nice young lady from Spondon ooop north

 

On 26/02/2020 at 16:45, SpondonBassed said:

  The main wiki says that the 40 indicates that it was formula number 40 that the firm's boffins claimed had achieved the desired effect.

 

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1 minute ago, fleabag said:

Yup, as posted by that nice young lady from Spondon ooop north

But the really sad thing is that I already knew it. Perhaps I should have posted it the the read the whole thread thread

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Hey gang

Mark has just been in touch with an update:

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Just a quick follow up email regarding the bridge relicing.

We're going to change how we do these going forwards, and hopefully avoid the problem where the screws seize up. The process is a bit more involved and takes a bit longer, but it should do away with the problems.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.....

 

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Rather than fannying about with blowtorches (please don't dop this), squirting it with WD40 (or this) or soaking in a rust removing solution (the actual correct way to do it) why not just send it back to the guy that sold it and get a replacement that works properly?

 

Paying extra to have a bass with knackered parts is nuts, surely you can have the played with sandpaper gloves look while still getting a functional instrument?

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4 minutes ago, lemmywinks said:

Rather than fannying about with blowtorches (please don't dop this), squirting it with WD40 (or this) or soaking in a rust removing solution (the actual correct way to do it) why not just send it back to the guy that sold it and get a replacement that works properly?

To be fair, it looks like the builder has realised that his old production methods gave issues and he's taken steps to address this.

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The obvious route is to temporarily plug the holes in the bridge pieces before ageing them, then fit un-corroded grub screws.

This appears to be how Fender did it on my relic bass.

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29 minutes ago, No lust in Jazz said:

To be fair, it looks like the builder has realised that his old production methods gave issues and he's taken steps to address this.

Should probably pop a working bridge in the post for the OP though which is what I meant. 

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On 26/02/2020 at 09:34, Paddy515 said:

Send the old bridge back and ask for some recompense. Not fit for purpose.

As I said.

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