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hold a 1"-tall bone saddle. The smaller one is a clearance hole for a
smooth-shank pin threaded at the top with a thin, flat head; the pin
keeps the maple piece centered and in line with the saddle slot in the
bridge. The larger hole is fitted with a 5/16"-24 threaded brass insert to
accept the bolts that adjust the height of the bridge saddle.
3) The wings of the bridge are drilled and fitted with tuner bushings;
a threaded stud with a knurled head passes through the bushing into the
guitar, where it threads to the inserts in the maple plate. These raise or
lower the maple plate and, hence, the height of the saddle. Very clever.
4) That's one tall saddle! It rides up and down through a slot in the
bridge, the top, and the reinforcing plate glued to the top.
5) Here's the bridge with all parts installed. The locator pins are
covered by the two pearl buttons, the nickel-plated brass saddle adjusting bolts with the knurled heads of the threaded studs.
6) Now it's time to install the P-90.
7) Before starting the top repair, I removed the pole pieces to free
the pickup so it could be removed along with the wiring harness; now
I'm reinstalling it in reverse order, screwing the pole pieces through
the top, into the pickup.

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