homepage   sevenstring guitars   sevenstring registry   subscription   spy 
Sevenstring.org - The Seven String Guitar Authority
Go Back   SevenString.org > Music Discussion > Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations
LIKE SS.org on Facebook FOLLOW SS.org on Twitter


Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations Luthier builds, restorations and modifications, luthier tools and supplies.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2017, 04:44 PM   #1
stennukas29
ss.org Regular
 
stennukas29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Estonia
Posts: 67
Thanked: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Need help with Abm single saddles

Hey! Im doing my fanfret build and using abm single saddels. Do i have to put string through body? Or these work with string ballends in the saddle? Ive seen some pics that are string through body and some not. Witch 1 is better? Any pros and cons any1?

stennukas29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 04:58 PM   #2
mike1033
ss.org Regular
 
mike1033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 25
Thanked: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I ordered some from Abm a few years ago and it was impossible to do string through body with them, there were only 2 holes in the base for the mounting screws they came with. Maybe they've changed but I think you might have to mount the ball end in the saddle, how many holes are there in the base of yours?
mike1033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 03:58 AM   #3
Lemonbaby
ss.org Regular
 
Lemonbaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 63
Thanked: 2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just check the ABM site. The ballends are held in the saddle.

http://www.abm-guitarpartsshop.com/S...ml?language=en
Lemonbaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 11:04 AM   #4
stennukas29
ss.org Regular
 
stennukas29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Estonia
Posts: 67
Thanked: 0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Okey guys, thanks for information. Looks lile its not string through but why lots of skervesen that use abm has small plate in the back exactly where the saddles are?
stennukas29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 11:26 AM   #5
Lemonbaby
ss.org Regular
 
Lemonbaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 63
Thanked: 2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by stennukas29 View Post
Okey guys, thanks for information. Looks lile its not string through but why lots of skervesen that use abm has small plate in the back exactly where the saddles are?
You can use it string-through as well although I personally wouldn't do that. The saddles have three holes: two for the screws, one for the string.
Lemonbaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 02:19 PM   #6
diagrammatiks
ss.org Regular
 
diagrammatiks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Providence
Posts: 54
Thanked: 3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by stennukas29 View Post
Okey guys, thanks for information. Looks lile its not string through but why lots of skervesen that use abm has small plate in the back exactly where the saddles are?


It's a grounding plate. Skervesen grounds each saddle individually at the plate.
diagrammatiks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 03:20 PM   #7
Lorcan Ward
7slinger
 
Lorcan Ward's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ireland
Posts: 4,007
Thanked: 46
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by stennukas29 View Post
Okey guys, thanks for information. Looks lile its not string through
You can use them either way, my preference is string-thru.

Top Loaded:


String-Thru with a string retainer block.

Lorcan Ward is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 04:30 PM   #8
Skervesen Guitars
SS.org Regular
 
Skervesen Guitars's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Poland, Pomerania
Posts: 357
Thanked: 8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by diagrammatiks View Post
It's a grounding plate. Skervesen grounds each saddle individually at the plate.

Exactly .
Skervesen Guitars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 01:10 PM   #9
Lemonbaby
ss.org Regular
 
Lemonbaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Germany
Posts: 63
Thanked: 2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skervesen Guitars View Post
Exactly .
Sorry guys - I don't ground... anything. Ever.
Lemonbaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 








All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 PM.


Our Network: PRS Guitar Forum | Luthier Forum | SG Guitar Forum | Les Paul Forum | Marshall Amp Forum | Acoustic Guitar Forum

SS.org proudly supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Copyright © 2004-2017, SevenString.org. All Rights Reserved.