• Tfr123

    Nah. I've only had one problem with mine. About 6 months after I got the guitar, the third string sattle was completely stripped out, so I had to get one OFR saddle. The worst part about it was that the new saddle is chrome rather than black nickel. Other than that, mine works like a charm.

    • ozzuk1

      You may have just been unlucky getting weaker than standard metal, however it wont be as good as an original german made unit, you also have to be carefull to not strip out the nut, perhaps you were overtightening them and the weaker metal couldnt handle it...

      If one string is going out, you have a real OFR nut, so its not on that end, maybe the saddle isnt fully clamped down, I had that issue on a Maverick F1 with a Lo Trs style bridge...

      It's still a big improvement over many cheap bridges, I would reccomend getting some decent springs, as the stock ones may not be strong enough the original german ones are really stiff and have lots of resistance, however they will loose thier tension after a few years of use...

      I just bought generic heavy duty springs form an ebay store after my two schaller FR's springs had worn out...

      You can also cut the spring shorter to give you extra tension, cut one or two of the rings off then loop one back down to attach to the bridge claw...

      Use some chapstick on the posts to help with stabillity too I cant garauntee the bridge will last that long under heavy use...

      The Knife edges may need some minor filing.

      But my suspision if one strings going flat is the saddle itself or it isnt quite locked down tight enough meaning it moves when the string is having less/more tension with dives and pullup's...

      If you do discover the issue please post your results so other FR special users can troubleshoot...

      Long term you would be better off getting an original or gotoh unit rather than replacing parts untill the only thing thats original is the baseplate and studs...


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