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  1. #1
    atulfelix is offline Newbie
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    Jan 2007

    Whammy bar broke in guitar...

    The whammy bar on my squier strat broke leaving behind a bit in the bridge!
    I guess the only way to remove the bit would be to drill a small hole in the bit and then use a screw extractor to remove it.
    I've removed the tremolo block so that I can extract it without damaging the guitar body.
    I'm in Bangalore. So, could anyone tell me where I can go to get such a thing done. A place where they might do screw extractions... A mechanic or something...?

    Or would I have to buy a new tremolo block or a whole new bridge?

    I really need help with this...

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    TheDevil is offline Ruler of Hell
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    Bangalore right........A Guy named Bobby cud help....Contact LaneyManey for more info !!

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    tallkien is offline DIY GURU
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    I think they normally would weld another piece to the bit and then unscrew it but its best to just go to a luthier

    Is any part of the bit sticking out over the trem plate?

    Actually if you have the trem out already just take it to a welder. I don't think drilling into it is going to help. You may need to re chrome it though so if you can mask out the surrounding area with some tape or something

    Its not too complicated. They'll just tack it with an extension they can turn

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    atulfelix is offline Newbie
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    Thanks, I'll contact Bobby, I hope he can help.

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    sanjivdas is offline Tabber
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    warm the trem over blue flame, like a gas flame. tap it with a cloth wrapped mallet, or try to poke the whammy bar out. should work.
    Fender Stratocaster
    Ibanez GSR390 Bass guitar (might sell if i get a price)
    Laney RB30 Bass amp (might sell if i get a price)
    Bunch of Boss pedals

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    jocelyn is offline Composer
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    This is a common problem on Cheapo trems and the CBS era FENDERS.... But it can be fixed.. just take it to a LUITHER.
    John 8:32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."



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