Harmony TG1201 Restoration attempt by a neophyte

Skarsaune
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Re: Harmony TG1201 Restoration attempt by a neophyte

Post by Skarsaune »

Exactly.

Which is why it’s a blank vs a drop-in replacement.
Stray Feathers
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Re: Harmony TG1201 Restoration attempt by a neophyte

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I've found when making new saddles that you can't trust a nominal 1/8" saddle to fit snugly in a 1/8" routed slot, so I use a 3 mm router bit, and sand the saddle blank to a good fit. Bruce W.
Diane Kauffmds
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Re: Harmony TG1201 Restoration attempt by a neophyte

Post by Diane Kauffmds »

You'll find that all blanks are made larger than needed, including nut blanks and bridge blanks. It's worth the extra work to shape them though, because they'll fit the specific guitar or situation.
MaineGeezer
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Re: Harmony TG1201 Restoration attempt by a neophyte

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It's normal to sand down saddle blanks to thickness. The trick is to hold onto it while you're sanding. One idea: cut a pocket recess in a block of wood that the blank will just fit into. Then rub it across some suitable sandpaper, maybe #80. If you make the pocket a hair over 3/32" deep, you'll know when to stop.
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