Introduction

You may need to replace your bridge because of broken or rusted pieces, or may just want a new look or style.

Start by loosening the strings. This is done by turning the tuning knob until the string has lost tension.
  • Start by loosening the strings. This is done by turning the tuning knob until the string has lost tension.

  • Repeat this for all six strings on the guitar.

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Be mindful of the string ends. They may be sharp and could puncture your skin.
  • Be mindful of the string ends. They may be sharp and could puncture your skin.

  • It may be necessary to use pliers to remove string ends from the tuning peg.

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  • After removing the strings from the tuning pegs, slide the strings through the bridge and out of the back of the guitar.

  • If the twists in the string ends are in the way, use wire cutters to snip them off. This will allow the heavier strings to pass through the bridge easier.

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  • On the back of the guitar, remove the plate covering the spring cavity. In the spring cavity, reduce the tension on the bridge springs by first loosening the retainer screws a bit.

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  • To remove the springs from the bridge, grip the end with pliers and pull up.

    • It is safe to use the body of the guitar for leverage.

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  • Be aware that the ground wire for the electronics of the guitar is routed through the body and soldered to the spring retainer.

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  • Remove the screws from the front of the bridge.

    • It may be helpful to only loosen the outer screws as you remove the inner screws, in order to prevent damage to the guitar.

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  • With all six screws removed, lift up on the bridge to remove it from the body.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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