Need help with Abm single saddles

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  1. stennukas29

    stennukas29 SS.org Regular

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    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?
     
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    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?
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    It's a grounding plate. Skervesen grounds each saddle individually at the plate.
     
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    You can use them either way, my preference is string-thru.

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    String-Thru with a string retainer block.
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    Exactly ;).
     
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    Sorry guys - I don't ground... anything. Ever. :hbang:
     

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