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COLUMN Dan's Guitar RX
the bridge. When using hot hide glue,
you have no longer than two minutes
to work before it sets.
9) With the bridge installed and the
glue dry, I pushed out the locating pins
and pulled out the nylon plug.
10) Using a dowel and pushing down
through the saddle slot, I popped out
all the little discs, clean as a whistle (I
had my fingers crossed, hoping they
wouldn't get stuck).
11) Before the final installation, I
tested the fit of the pickup before dropping the aluminum contact strip down
the slot to rest between the saddle and
the elements; the height-adjust screws
go through the holes at each end of the
strip, and I wanted to be sure every-

thing was working before installing
the delicate strip (which I didn't want
to handle any more than necessary).
12) Here's t he f inished insta l l
from inside the guitar, showing the
bridge-pin holes in a maple plate that
will last another 40 years. This was a
challenging job that I'm proud to have
pulled off!
Dan Erlewine has been repairing guitars for
more than 40 years. He is the author of three
books, dozens of magazine articles, and has
produced instructional videotapes and DVDs on
guitar repair. Since 1986, Erlewine has lived and
worked in Athens, Ohio, as part of the R&D team
for Stewart-MacDonald's Guitar Shop Supply.
You can contact Dan at dan@stewmac.com.

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