Just ordered some needlenose pliers, hopefully it'll work. Still a pain in the ass that I need to use tools just for a string change, god forbid I break a string during a live show.Are you able to grab it with a needlenose, and yank it through?
You need to push the whole bridge back on the studs then bring the saddles forward, increasing the distance and its much easier to string up. The Quad is a very adjustable bridge, sounds like it wasn't set up properly from the factory.
There's no adjusting the bridge, it's one solid piece from the tailpiece to the under-saddle area, only the saddles are adjustable. I shouldn't have to move the saddles for every string change. Not only is it a waste of time, but that means I'll be messing with intonation every string change.