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behrens

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I'm trying to get a Silhouette Special back into shape and the bridge saddles seem wrong, but I'm not sure what's quite right.

Here's what I have right now:
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It seems really cramped, but as I've said, just not sure where to take it.

Any thoughts?
 

behrens

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Thanks guys. The guitar sounds good, it's just that a few of the springs behind a few saddles are really crunched up. Wasn't sure if I should try to remedy them?

UPDATE:
I read a few good tutorials online for string height and intonation. I gave my truss rod a minor adjustment, messed with the bridge saddles height individually a bit, and everything seems to be remedied now. No more buzzing!
 
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Great! Well done! Remember it's all but impossible to get really low action and no buzzing, so don't fall into the trap of chasing the unobtainable.

The saddle springs are perfectly fine like that. Occasionally on some (non-EBMM) guitars, the low E string saddle can't move back far enough and we'll even cut the spring in half so we can crunch it up even more...

BTW,

1) A belated welcome to the forums, Behren!
2) Your guitar doesn't exist without pictures. :)

Aren't Pearl Blue and Blue Pearl different colours? I'm thinking of the old Luke I's, PB was pretty dark, IIRC.
 
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